Monday, April 11, 2011

Setting up camp again

We arrived last week to clean up our site. It was great to be back even though we didn't have the trailer with us. We got to see lots of people we met while hosting last year. We returned again on Thursday evening with the trailer in tow. Setting it up is not so easy for us "getting older" folks. The stabilizers were stiff as were our knees and bodies. Getting down on the ground to lower the stabilizers and put blocks under the tires was not as easy as it used to be when we were younger. Yet we are still looking forward to the day when we can do this full time.

We worked the weekend setting up camp. Our campsite is "All downhill from here" because it slopes downward from the road, all the way out to the bay behind us. We need a deck of some kind just to be able to get in our back door leading into the kitchen because the ground slopes so low at that point. Ken built  portable deck pieces each about 4' x 6' which we place in line next to the camper. It is really a nice addition and gives us more living space. We love sitting out there in the early morning watching the birds arrive for breakfast. During the day it is a good place for friends and visitors to sit and chat.

By 3 pm on Sunday, we declared it "Relaxation time" and quit for the day. We then had dinner, let it digest a while, before collecting our "grabbers" to go out and look for any papers or debris laying along the road. My efforts paid off because I "grabbed" a dollar bill which was just floating by. When I saw it, I looked around to see where it could have come from. A man who had passed us earlier on the road while we were collecting litter, had just passed by that point. My guess is, this was his way of tipping us for our good deed.

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