We took Tuesday off…well we have most days off. Suffice it to say we are not overworked in any way. Being campground host your main focus is on the times campers are in the campground. That means we “work” weekends. We have found campers begin to trickle into the campground Thursday afternoon so we feel it important to be at our site Thursday afternoon, Friday and Saturday. We attend church on Sunday which is during the time most campers are leaving. Sunday afternoon we drive around and pick up cards left in the site post. We usually don’t do much else on Sunday. We have a few campers that stay past the weekend, but for the most part the campground is not very crowded during the weekdays. Monday we work the morning checking sites, blowing off patios and emptying fire rings. The rest of the time we do things mostly on a voluntary basis. Mike has been spending time weed eating around our campground area. It certainly has been neglected but is now looking really nice. Another thing that is our responsibility is checking the two bathhouses in our area. We don’t have to do any cleaning just check to see if they need any paper products. We have a key so we can refill those as needed. The park rangers (maintenance) are responsible for the cleaning. The park rangers are very easy to work with here at FDR but we have found that they are pulled in many directions so we are pretty much left on our own.
Ok, back to Tuesday. We spent most of the day at Staples trying to get my laptop issues resolved. Staples sent my laptop off to HP because it was overheating and shutting off. In talking with the techs at Staples we discovered that the power plug in the computer had pulled away from the mother board. So off to the HP hospital it went. It arrived back Monday evening and when we went to pick it up Tuesday we discovered that HP had spent all of one hour cleaning the computer….yes, I said cleaning the computer and then replaced the black power adapter. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the power adapter??? The Staples tech plugged up my computer and in less than 5 minutes knew that the power plug in the computer was still loose and would not charge the battery. In other words…..it isn’t fixed. Now the laptop will be sent back AGAIN. In the meantime Mike and I are sharing laptops. Wow! Share the computer…..all those years in the classroom when I would explain to my kids that they had to get along and share things is now coming home to haunt me. So now we wait at least 10 more days maybe longer.
Today, Wednesday, we spent the morning continuing our attack on the weeds and clearing a few hiking trails. I carried my camera just in case we saw something of interest. We found a few birds just chilling out by the lake. What a life!! I have included a few shots of the hiking trail we worked on today. This trail is part of the Mountain Creek Nature Trail which is 3.2 miles and circles around the campground and cottages. This is a beautiful area….so quiet and peaceful. On our way back to the motorhome we saw a Bluebird flying around the site in front of us. What a crisp blue! We have been noticing these Bluebirds since we have been here and feel like they might have a nest somewhere nearby.
We went to San Marcos to enjoy a good Mexican lunch and came home to sit on the patio and take a nap and read a good book. With our tall pedestal fan on low there is a nice breeze here in the shade…..a good one for napping!! We hope you are having a great week. Thank you for stopping by and sharing in our adventures.