We belong to an rv club called Escapees, for dedicated rvers. The members become our family and community on the road. There is a sub-group of Escapees called Boomers, which we also belong to. Their purpose of existence is purely to have fun! We meet up with each other while on the road finding each other through entries on an electronic bulletin board. They also meet together for extended periods of time – thus Boomerangs. We joined one in Buena Vista in August and traveled with four other couples for several weeks.
We are currently at the Great Sand Dunes National Park, which is near to where we lived, in Alamosa, Colorado. We are here with three other Boomer couples for several days enjoying the last of the summer and early fall. The traditional nightly happy hours have been great fun. The couples are Dave and Marie Dengate, Jan and Chuck Moore and Laurie Brown and Odel King. We laugh till we hurt!!
We have jobs with Amazon.com in Coffeyville, Kansas, that starts Oct 5th and lasts till Dec 23rd. Jim will work in shipping and I want to work as a Picker – person who actually fills the orders by pulling items from bins using a scanner. We were told that pickers walk 10-15 miles PER DAY, so I am stepping up my walking regime to walk gradually get to 15 miles a day before Oct 5th…I’m doing about 5 miles a day now. We will work four-ten hour shifts. They pay $11.00/hour (nights) and give you a free FHU (full hook ups) campsite and even shuttle you to and from work, which is 5 miles from the campground. It is a pretty good gig and will provide us with funds for the rest of the year.
After Amazon we plan to hightail it to Florida and go work for Disney World at their Wide World of Sports complex. This will be fun as this is where the Atlanta Braves do their spring training and Jim and I love baseball. Don’t need the work per se, but by working for The Mouse we get into all the Disney venues free and seeing Epcot Center is on my “bucket list”. As long as we make enough to pay for the expensive campground fees and fuel to get to work, we’ll be happy. Both Jim and I have wanted to go to Disney World for years. I also hope to drive down to Lake Worth where I was raised, and visit my old haunts.
Luckily, our two dogs travel well. They are "Chiweenies" a mix of Chihuahua and Dachshund, named Chorizo (Mexican sausage) who is in the back and Poncho in the front. Once the truck starts moving they go to sleep and only wake up when we stop - usually in a different state.
So that is it for our first blog entry. Hope you will stop by often and visit with us…. you are always welcome.