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July 25, 2009

Garmin foretex 101 GPS Treasure we found...

Holly Be-Goosey…. Soon Jorge will be starting his new job and he’ll be wearing a uniform that will stir me crazy. Well because we don’t get access to Internet signal I won’t be able to blog as much (even more so after this Thursday till Oct 15 unless we head down the mountain which I don’t think we’ll be able to) so I’ll have to compile all of adventures to a single post.

It’s been wonderful here in June Lake. The weather has been beautiful in the 80’s and no rain since we’ve been here. Jorge and I walk all the time, which is great for me on the account I still need to loose some weight. And our walks are not simple walks but hikes in which we do 6-8 miles each time and in the area we are in it’s a lot of hills.

Just the other day when we headed into June Lake town we seen a coyote cross the road not even 300 yards from where we where and that was a sight. And of course the very day I forgot to take my camera. Needless to say we bought that day new walking sticks in case we need to vend off some of God’s creature that may want to eat us.

And then today we decided to hike and headed to town to use the Internet and then took a complete different route home but decided to check out a road we’ve never walked on. And by doing this we found a great treasure – a GPS and a Garmin at it worth about $200-300 and after Jorge research the database on it he was able to tell it was only used twice. Holly heck we are so jazzed and it was an item on our wish list and it’s in NEW condition too with out any scratches or any form of damage. Jorge hasn’t stopped playing with it. The funny part to this story is that we where talking about asking God to help us find a bag of money – something we always joke about and not even 2 minutes later we find the GPS. Boy you should be careful for what you ask for lol.

Well today’s date is July 21, 2009 already and soon we’ll be heading into Bishop to load on some items we are not going to be able to live with out. Like a heater and propane bottles and stuff like that will help us survive better in the woods. Oh and my new hobby is buying stickers to put on the RV. Which is covering the damage and scratches from the last owners. So far 3 of stickers from towns we visited.

So ok I’ve put on Johnny Cash movie Walk the Line in which just started so I need to stop so that I can concentrate on drooling of Mr. Phoenix a very good looking actor. Shhhhh don’t tell Jorge lol….

July 15, 2009

June Lake Loop Campground - the best workers EVER

I am breathing a sigh of relief. I am breathing in the wonderful scents of sage bush. I am so thankful of for the new company Jorge will be working for. I’ll explain in details as I move along in this blog.

July 11, 2009 we left Milford, CA freshly showered and fully fed and a couple of bundles of joy knowing we made the right decision. We get to Carson City where I have my list in hand and we head into Wal-Mart for our very large shopping trip. It’s very funny to see Jorge cringe a bit. So I have budget for 3 months of food and all of our supplies we will need for Lee Vining Campground for the next 3 months. The bill at Wal-Mart totals $437 and some change and Jorge’s face turns white. Now I on the other hand am super excited because it you divide that into 3 (for the 3 months) that’s only $164.00 per month that I’ve spent and that’s a huge savings on my part – something like $600 savings. It was so cute we had a beautiful young cashier who should not be working at Wal-Mart but as a model was a trooper during the whole process, after all we had 2 large carts full and the crowd behind us where not so nice. Jorge was a little upset with them for 1 cart was full of material supplies in which is used for my charity work for MS.
And then we load the RV and stand there shocked at the fact that it even fit to begin with. After that moment passes we head for the road once again. It’s then that Jorge suggest we stop at the nearest campground so that we can rest and enjoy what’s left of the day. So 4 hours pass and we passed nearly 10 campgrounds and we didn’t get that I have to stay here for the night feeling. And then we find the campground called Mono Vista RV Park located in Lee Vining. I know, I know this was our destination. It’s a beautiful little campground in which they take the best care of their grounds. Everything was so green and full of beautiful flowers. If any of my friends ever come to this area, it’s a great place to park for the night or couple of nights. Now when we got there they had no open spots but they offered us an overflow spot for just $20.
So we park and play for the afternoon. We head into town by foot and visit the visitor center to see how many campgrounds are in the area in which Jorge will be in working in. And to our surprise a lot of camps are near by. But because California is in a financial crisis they have started to close some of the campgrounds down – 2 in our area for sure. And then of course we head for ice cream our $6.00 apiece ice cream. And then by the time we head back after our walk through town it’s time to call it a night. Jorge and I are trying to get to bed a bit earlier and awake earlier to help curve the use of our power in the RV. Seems to be working like a charm.

July 12, 2009

Now this day is full of adventure to a tee. We awake very early and head back into town for coffee. And then we head down to the local park where they are getting ready for a money tournament in softball and there are about 14 teams present. The one thing I did notice a lot with the locals is that they are not friendly. We encounter strange face expressions whenever I said hello or good-morning. It’s very sad to say the least to see this type of attitude in such a beautiful town. We head back and take our morning shower and then head off. Its only 10 miles to Jorge’s will be working. And OMG we have to climb 8% grade, which is the worst we’ve ever climbed. And the stress began. We make it to the top and decide to stay at the campground Jorge will be working at. The location spot that I choice to stay at was way to difficult to get the RV into. So we decided to head to 2 campgrounds below.

I sure wish I could remember the camp host name but I can tell you he reminded me of Uncle Jesse of the Dukes of Hazards show. The bluest eyes you’d ever seen. And so friendly too and told us since Jorge will be working that we get to stay for as long as we want for FREE. Now of course your thinking wow CLM is cool but this is nothing. I decided not to unpack a thing because I just had a funny feeling. So I manage to cook lunch of chili and re-fried beans on rolls. Yes we both paid the price much later in the day but I won’t go into those details for our followers of this blog. Wouldn’t want to embarrass us.
So about 2 hours later a simple man in a State Forest Truck pulls up and come to find out it’s Jorge’s boss. Jim is his name and he chats up a storm and offers us a place in June Loop at a campground called Oh Ridge. It has electric and water. I say oh yes when can we go? We left within 5 minutes. So back down this monstrous hill that scared us more coming down then coming up. We were so stress that we did not enjoy the spectacular view as we did coming up. I could vision our brakes burning and then going over the cliff and that my friends was FEAR. We do make it down and now we each have more gray hairs after that adventure. And we make it to the campground. And the very first person we meet is a sweet sassy gal Bonnie who I will love for life. And then we also meet Chris the wife of Jorge’s boss and you can tell that they are a team not only in marriage but in work also. Super great people who could teach Mount Shasta Campground employees a thing or two. So we chat up a storm and then within 10 minutes we are invited to a party. I was so shocked that there are really truly good people out there in this world. Mount Shasta you should be ashamed of yourselves.

This is all I had time to write and post but well update Friday!!

We are so flipping happy and know in our hearts we made the right choice. The employees are WONDERFUL and full of respect and even made time to get to know us!! We couldn't pick a better place to work for!!

July 10, 2009

Honey Lake R.V. Park and our start to a FUN Adventure!!

July 10, 2009 Friday

So it's 5am and the alarm goes off. I'm the one who gets up and is ready on a drop of a dime. However it's 6:30am when we exit our 1st workamping job. And it was not a good experience. It's just not worth going into that again and re-live the nightmares.

It's a beautiful day it's turning out to be. We are both in great moods - however I look at my husband and noticed he has very swollen bags under his eyes - always a sign of stress. That makes me mad yet again to our past working experience. Then Jorge pats me and lets me know it's going to be OK.

And all of our troubles go away the minute we step into Susanville, CA and eat at a cafe called Watson's Cafe owned by Kimberly Guimond. And holly heck it was good. I of course had the Spinach Mushroom Omelet and Jorge had the Country Style Breakfast. A cute little place with pricey food but GREAT service. After breakfast we walk into Wal-Mart that was just across the street and to both our surprise we do not make a purchase (knowing that tomorrow we'll be doing our giant shopping trip in Carson, NV).

And then back on the road again but not to far. We couldn't find the boondocking spot I had researched on-line so we decided to find the 1st campground and park for the night. It's only noon and we had decided while we were driving that we were never going to rush to a location again and enjoy ourselves for a change.

Honey Lake Campground located in Milford, Ca is the lucky campground we find to stay at. ummmm it's a little different here but hey - we get to sleep in our home so why not give it a chance. It was $17.50 for full hook-up not to bad at all and Internet access was only $3.00 for a 24 hour service.

Now the history of the lake is kind of strange but true.... It's 100% dried up. But not always so. In 1850 Peter Lassen and his expedition party discovered the lake hence giving it the name of Honey Lake for a sweet substance they found on the shrubbery. I guess in 1859 it went dry. In 1859-1860 the lake filled once again. And then it had gone dry again in 1865, 1887, 1889, 1903, 1919-1937, 1943-1947, 1961, 1976, 1979, and 1981 and 1990. The last record of the Lake drying 1992 and re-filling in 1993. As strange as it is to hear of the lakes drying spell it also did battle a flood 1867-1868 and from what I understand 2 of the 5 drowning in this part of the state was at Lake Honey. It was a popular place at one time to ice skate but because of the air pockets in the lake it was dangerous. They tried and tried with no success to stock the lake with fish and failed miserable. And there you go the history of the Lake.

We did have dinner at the restaurant and they are best well know for their Monster Burger and have a wall full of pictures with times it took too eat of men and one female (2 lb burger GROSS). I had a normal size burger and Jorge had a normal size burger a appetiser that was huge and a piece of lime pie (my piggy he is and still skinny). And oh my a walk was in need - so we head down to where a lonely horse lives and Jorge gleam is arises. We also came across a mini farm of goats and got to talk to the owner of what I counted was 25 or so goats and 1 sheep by the name of curly. It was her dream to have her own farm and working at the campground bar has helped her to buy them. Real nice people. And then off to do laundry and then call it quits for the night. So we pop a movie in and Jorge is asleep within 10 minutes.

So it was a successful day for us today and the start of great things. I don't think it's always going to be this nice but it could not be as bad as before. I took pictures and we hope that you enjoy them!!

The campground is owned and operated by Ted & Sandra Wylie. Their son handle the store part and entertains it's guest with his singing and guitar playing while Mum is the cook. A very interesting place and super quiet. This concludes our 1st day and we have 20 days left till Jorge starts his job! Most excited....

July 9, 2009

Work from Home by using your BLOG

It's no Joke... If you have a blog like I do you can get paid for what you blog!!

It's no Joke... If you have a blog like I do you can get paid for what you blog!!

It's no Joke... If you have a blog like I do you can get paid for what you blog!!

It's no Joke... If you have a blog like I do you can get paid for what you blog!!

July 7, 2009

We sold our car BUT that's not the best news of the day!!


So this wonderful guy name Ron bought our car. I really hope it works out for him and that he tinkers all the bad out of it. It's a funny story about that car. Jorge had bought it from the car dealer he worked at and his wife at the time of 25 years coned him into signing it over to her because Jorge drove a company car. And so when it was time for a D.I.V.O.R.C.E she wanted him to buy it back for $5000. I told him to tell her to jump off a bridge. So anyways without going into to much details I told him to take the car and give her everything else if he truly wanted to be free of her. And it didn't take to much for him to realize it's just material and if he really wanted a another house he could get one he'd have to just work really hard but it would be his. So it was a no brainier and she got EVERYTHING. But in the end he really won..... But to get to the point it was the only thing left from the marriage and so it was sad to see the car go because boy that car really took us places we never dreamed a car could get too (trails people, trails, gosh get your mind out of the gutter LOL).

So after the car got towed out of here, I jumped on my emails and there was an email from an MS Patient and she was requested one of my blankets - and I become very emotional and honored. And then after responding to her email I jumped onto my group and another blessing was waiting for me there. 3 new members. I did it. I'm doing something good and it feels GREAT! My brother would be so proud of me right now and I can see him smiling down!! This is the start to his dream and I get to live it out for him. I keep hitting the in-box hoping she'll write back to me today to tell me what colors she'd like so I can get started.

I had to thank my two good friends who have heard me whine, cry, shout, and just get really emotional in the last 2 months and they even signed up as crafting volunteers. I wanted this to happen so bad but wasn't sure how to begin and who to reach out to. But with patients and the Internet we are starting to reach out and now it's starting to come together. And now that I am home full time my time will be used to do wonderful blankets for all my new friends who have MS.

I'm so happy and that has not been an easy thing to be these days. I took a lot of time and just spoke to God and ponder things out and asked for forgiveness for the ill I feel in my heart and asked for strength to let go. And my answer came today. It's my will to make some smiles and I've always been known to be funny and too be there for when anyone ever asked of me. I some how lost that and I'm getting that back. There are worse things out there that people deal with then what I have been whining about. OK so I beat myself up enough. Now I must go check my in-box for the email that will allow me to help. Imagine me make a Granny Square Blanket for someone? That in itself is a miracle. Right campground_crafters? LOL

July 6, 2009

Four Days Left!!

July 6th, 2009

I’ve been beyond frustrated in regards to the Internet and find it funny that just days before heading out we are not getting signal.

Yesterday I kept my shades down and turn the company radio off and wow crashed and slept most of the day. When Jorge came home he knew something was wrong and went straight to cooking dinner and then we headed out for a walk. And it was nice and sad all in the same breath. It’s beautiful here and we’ll miss the beauty of the land but not the ugliness of the people. I know it's harsh and yet I grieve. Only 1 person from the staff gave me the biggest hug and stated that this company has no idea what they will miss. It was not sweet music to my ears but sweet knowledge that I made a true friend and so everyone, this trip was worth it. Jorge and I are doing this for a life experience and so we got it and we can go our own ways.

As Jorge was making coffee I was watching the stress develop in his face and knew what the reason was. He still has to work until we are off. And he prepares himself for battle is the best way I can explain it. Everyday he asks if the new boss has sent an email (his way of getting support) in hopes that will give him some hope to get through the day. And the boss does send an email and the day is bearable for a little while.

I on the other hand got to chat with Gwen who has become a huge importance in my life with her beautiful words filled with God and beauty. I truly couldn’t imagine life with out her. My other dear friends are Jill and Sue both too many miles away but yet are so close with love. Sue would be my butt kicker and gives me my motivation to be productive and Jill is my family across the seas (I so envy her she has a wonderful family of every character) that will always be on my side. Don’t get me wrong I have other great friends that I get to talk to from time to time but during this time of my life these women stick out like a sore thumb and I can’t thank them enough. I hope they know when there time of need comes that I will be honored to return the favor.

I am writing this while watching the icon on my computer trying to connect and I have my shade down again that is facing our neighbor who works here and I just don’t want to be reminded so I hide yet again. But we only have four more days. I wish for the days to hurry so that I can be with my best friend and we get to hang out and have a good time. I hope tonight we end of playing cards – it’s been awhile since Jorge had a good butt kicking but hey tonight might be his night to win. Either way it will be fun.

I don’t know if I’ll get any computer time today so I apologize for the delay of however long it takes me to post this on my blog.

I noticed that every time someone clicks on my ad listing I get paid for. And the last time I was on-line I got a notice of payment put in my paypal. So thank you everyone for clicking on the links to help support us. Now we are a one-paycheck family so I depend on the Internet world to help make up the lost income we are losing. That’s why Tupperware and Pet Walking are so important. Cross your fingers for us. Ok long enough blog and I will chat you all soon – this I am sure of!! Thinking of you and hoping you’re all doing well? Drop us a line to let us know you read this. Often I wonder just who reads this blog lol….

Oh here are some pics from the 4th!!

July 4, 2009

A little American has a Voice and saying HAPPY 4TH OF JULY my friends and my fellow Americans...

From the history channel:

Independence Day in the U.S., is an annual holiday commemorating the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia. Although the signing of the Declaration was not completed until August, the Fourth of July holiday has been accepted as the official anniversary of U.S. independence and is celebrated in all states and territories of the U.S.

The holiday was first observed in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776, at which time the Declaration of Independence was read aloud, city bells rang, and bands played. It was not declared a legal holiday, however, until 1941. The Fourth is traditionally celebrated publicly with parades and pageants, patriotic speeches, and organized firing of guns and cannons and displays of fireworks; early in the 20th century public concern for a "safe and sane" holiday resulted in restrictions on general use of fireworks. Family picnics and outings are a feature of private Fourth of July celebrations.

Now for me:

I am the 1st American born Grandchild and it rings a pride bell in my heart. This is from my Mother's side of the family. And having been in many countries and even having my family living in Germany I choose America to live and travel in. There is so much beauty here that a life time is just not enough to see it all.

And for Jorge having a father who faught against Castro and then being in his prision while watching his soldiers (he was a Major) being shot down in front of him and escaping to come to this great country with American's open arms and in return he gave America his life with his knowledge in flying and trained our soldiers to fly in the Air Force.

Still in this modern time the beauty of what it means to be American still rings true from young to old. It's something that no one can take from us. Are we a great nation? We are because I feel and live it. We come with the good and we come with the bad. We have heros and we have haters but still we stand before all in the hope that our freedom will ring forever.

As I get ready for my moment of silence my hand will find it's way to my heart in remberance to all those who faught for it so long ago and for those who still fight for it. I wish for other countries the peace that I find within myself knowing that my neighbor would fight for my freedom with out even knowing me and that I would do the same.

And the winning of my rights to say GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

July 1, 2009

It's offical.... We are leaving Mount Shasta

Today is the start to a new beginning. Jorge had FINALLY had a chance to sit down with the General Manager and Facility Manager to hand in his 2 week notice (well week and 1/2 notice).

I can now say out loud that we will be heading to our new job location - where Jorge will be in charge of 2 campgrounds in the Lee Vining area. We love the new boss a lot and has EXCELLENT communication skills and has said to Jorge already a number of times that he (Jorge) does not work for him but with him. And the amount of respect that he has for Jorge puts a huge smile on my face which has been missing for some time now.

I have alopecia which is a hair loss due stress and I have been losing a great deal of hair and my sugar level have been going stir crazy. Being a diabetic type 1 I normally run on the high side but when in stressed it can be 43 one minute and shoot sky high. Safety zones for levels are 70-120 and I haven't been in this safety zone for awhile. Well my husband has decided enough is enough.

I'm excited about leaving but I am also very sad - sad because I had hope to make a difference in working there but we are walking away beaten but more knowledgeable of the do's and don'ts. There are a couple of people I will really miss. Like Linda and Ray locals who have been the sweetest people of all time. I will miss just a handful of people from the campground like Shirley, Van, Lenard, Rodney and Yvette. The rest I wish them farewell and best of luck with their life long decision to be who they are. They are true STARS (personal pun).

Where we are going is beautiful and more in my old stomping ground (I use to live in Oakhurst). It's a more reserve area and less attractions but the great news for us is we'll save more money for we were always heading the restaurant and the store located on the campground at Siskiyou spending money that we so had worked hard for.

I've started a couple of on-line business ventures to make some extra cash seeing I won't be working with Jorge. And I am proud of Jorge he thought of the whole Tupperware thing on his own - and has a already wish list of Tupperware he wants. Too funny.

So long as it doesn't cost a whole lot of money getting to Lee Vining I should have my new camera so I can snap pictures like crazy and post on the blog. We really haven't taken much pictures here - I think because it's been so full of drama we just don't want the memories. Although I am putting Jorge's picture of his big catch of the day from the other day - lol.... So what do you think? A family of 5 could share this fish....

Well Mount Shasta employee's if your reading this blog I might of sparked a sour face from you - but know that you did teach us something and that is to cherish the good which is in everyone and we do hold that dear to our hearts. And what goes around does come around. We do not wish harm but hope that all find peace within themselves and are able to look in the mirror and say to themselves I am a good person and who shall I smile to first today. And maybe one day it could be us!! What a blessing that would be.... Best of luck!! And best luck to the new managers that will replace us. Go get them STAR - YOU WIN!! And thank you so very much for the finger that was held up to wish us luck - such class!!


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