Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Camp Hosting at Jonathan Dickinson
Tuesday January 5- This was our first official day on the job. Jeff and I have been watching and listening to what we are to get accomplished everyday. We kind of have an idea of how we are going to do it but we will figure it out along the way. I know it will get easier as time passes. What we are dealing with now is unusual weather. We have had cooler than normal temperatures, more rain than usual and lots of wind. We will be working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday followed by four days off. Everyone here have been very helpful. The shower house's we clean here are easy to clean and we are also responsible for checking the sites after the campers leave and before the new occupants show up. Our first week went really good, if the weathers nice its super good. On our days off the weather wasn't much better so Friday we went to a movie. First we had lunch at Grimaldi's, it was a coal fired pizza place and it was really good. Have to remember that place. It was in the same area as the movie theater. The movie we saw was The Revenant, Jeff liked it a lot, I thought it was too much gore for me. The movie was packed too, I guess all the snowbirds had the same idea on this rainy day.
Saturday January 9- We had plans with some volunteers that are next to us. Barb and Ron are from Iowa and live only 40 miles from our home town. First we went to a flea market and looked around at all they had to offer. We got some produce but that was pretty much it for us. Next we went to the town of Stuart and looked around there. Its a real neat little town. We got some lunch there at Maria's café followed by some walking around the town and exploring.
We went with Ron and Barb so after Stuart we went with them to an RV store to pick up some stuff. We also purchased power ball tickets, needless to say we weren't the winners. It was a fun day and the weather was great too.
Sunday January 10- Today we went to a new church. We both got on line and came up with the same church, Generation Church. It wasn't very far from the campground and easy to get to. When we walked through the door we both felt very comfortable. It's a very friendly church and everything else was just what we were looking for. The worship was awesome and so was the message. We hope to get connected in some form or other. We are going to be around until April 15th so we are happy that we found a church we love.
Monday January 11- Today I started off my day with a real nice walk to Hobe Mountain Tower. It was a nice walk and when I arrived there I walked up the tower and enjoyed the views.
After my walk we had planned on riding the bikes to town but the wind was relentless. We took the truck instead to do some investigating. We want to put the kayaks in here at the park and take them down river to the ocean coming out by the lighthouse. We needed to check to see if there was a place to land and get out. We found just what we were looking for. So when the weather decides to cooperate we have that on the list to do. Since we were so close we checked out the beach as well. It's a beautiful beach and again we will get there when the weather changes.
The second week of working went fine. I've caught a cold so I felt a bit under the weather which by the way is cold and rainy. The week went fast. We made another trip to Trader Joe's our new favorite store. We are finding lots of there products that we like. The don't use as many preservatives as other places. It's not a very big place but it's always busy .
Friday January 15- It looked like another rainy day and neither of us wanted to stay inside all day. We went for breakfast at First Watch. This time the restaurant was on the other side of town. It still was very good. In the same shopping area we found a Petsmart so we went to see about getting Belle some more of her prescription dog food, jack pot we got that taken care of. While we were out I got a warning on my phone of serious storms heading our way so we made our way home. Luckily for us they either missed us or weren't as bad as they thought.
Saturday January 16- SUNSHINE!!!!!!...Jeff started the day by helping our neighbor go pick up a couch. When he got home we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather. We got on our bikes and headed into town on the bike path. The sun was shining, the temperature was warm and the wind was calm. We rode to the beach, the lighthouse and even found a nice place to stop for lunch. It was another pizza place, The Crafty Crust, it was really yummy.
It was a nice ride home too, the wind stayed away. We sat outside and enjoyed as much of the weather as we could. Jeff even got our last Keys reservation today. That was a good thing.
Sunday January 17- Woke up today to more terrible weather heading our way. We watched the news and were ready to take cover. It seemed to have passed around us and then we got a warning on my phone to take cover so that's what we did. It didn't do what it was suppose to do and we were grateful for that. We still had time to make it to church and we are very grateful we found this church. So far we love the park, we love the surrounding area and are excited about spending more time here.