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” factor. 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! 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.
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.
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