Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Arrival at FDR State Park

Yesterday was moving day! We arrived and settled in our campsite at FDR State Park around 4:00. We will be camp hosting here for a few months this summer. We were camp host here in 2004 and again in 2007. This state park has a place for two camp hosts. One is situated in the main section of the park nearest the lake and the other is in section 5 which was originally to be the overflow area but has now become a pretty popular section.  We have hosted in both sections and this time we are in the main section. This is probably our favorite of the two because, for us, it definitely has the “it” DSC03312factor. We are nestled in the woods across the street from the lake. We really love the trees and listening to the birds chirping. With the Memorial Day crowds gone it is quiet and very peaceful. Nice!   DSC03314 DSC03315 We are pretty much set up and comfortable in our site. Mike worked on the satellite situation for several hours yesterday afternoon and into the evening. We have an automatic HD satellite mounted on the roof that works beautifully when you are NOT parked in the woods. We are definitely in the woods and there is NO WAY we are getting a signal from the rooftop satellite. No need to even try. A few months ago we got a portable satellite dish just for this sort of occasion. The problem with the portable dish is YOU have to find the satellite. We have no experience in finding satellites. The host that was here before us had a portable dish and he had reception so we know it is possible. So the biggest glitch at this point is being able to get TV reception. DSC03309 DSC03313

Mike went up to the Ranger station this afternoon and got our tub with all the information regarding the campground, host responsibilities and the money bag for selling ice, firewood and sites. We will spend tonight getting familiarized with the hiking trails and rules for the campground and other useful information. Hopefully we will hit the magic spot and be able to watch a little TV….we’ll see. I have included some pictures of our site here at FDR State Park.

Thank you for dropping by and visiting our blog. We hope you have a great day!

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10 comments:

Carol K said...

Great quote! I hope you are able to figure out the satellite placement so that you are able to get TV reception. Even in the most breathtaking spots, it's nice to be able to tune in and and get the news or watch some TV, especially since you are going to be there for several months.

Debbie and Rod said...

We stayed in that park a few years ago and LOVED it. It was March when we were there so the trees were still pretty bare so we were able to get satellite with no problem.

Debbie & Rod

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Looks like a nice shady spot in the woods, hope you can find a hole in the trees for your dish. Donna & I are interested in Park hosting, we will be watching you guys for tips. Have fun out there. Be safe. Sam & Donna.

Mike & Peggy Evringham said...

Hi you two! Looks like a beautiful spot. Hope you enjoy your stay!!

Randy and Terry said...

Glad to see you've gotten set up. It is a beautiful park. They are fortunate to have you two - you'll be great at hosting. Take care!

Margie M. said...

Gerri, I've been having internet connection issues and am just getting around to reading blogs. I loved this post of yours today. Your site looks wonderful. I hope you can get your satellite situation fixed. I can't wait for more bird pics from you guys. I know you must have lots of beautiful birds around you. Enjoy your hosting duties and have lots of fun.

-Nellie said...

Looks like a great place to relax and read a good book in the shade. I just came across your blog, and am enjoying reading about your travels. It's making me itchy to get on the road :) 23 days before we hit the road full time. It will be our first experience! Can't wait!!

Nellie
http://midlifecruiser.blogspot.com

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Great spot to snuggle in for a couple months. Even if you don't get the satellite signal aimed right, can you still do over the air broadcast with your antenna? Let us know some of the ins and outs of your camphosting position, we are interested in doing some of that when we get full-time.

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KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Great spot to snuggle in for a couple months. Even if you don't get the satellite signal aimed right, can you still do over the air broadcast with your antenna? Let us know some of the ins and outs of your camphosting position, we are interested in doing some of that when we get full-time.

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Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard
http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com

~~Mike~~ said...

That looks like a really nice spot! I hope you are able to get the dish working since you will be there for a while :)

I am short on time this week as we are getting the last bit of work done on Taj before we are back out on the road, but I can't wait to dig into your older posts and learn more about you both!

Enjoy that beautiful spot!


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97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
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