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Lake Havasu Music, Brews & BBQ Championship 2015

We went for the food.

Let the pictures do the talking . . .

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Shed 2 — The Wrath of Jan

We spend about $10/week washing and drying our clothes at a laundromat. So a little over $500/year.

However, probably more important than the money is hauling heaps of laundry around town — a drag especially when the temps rise.

The drag is on Jan because she does the laundry. She won’t let me do it because clothes suffer when I’m at the helm.

So . . . we’ve watched with envy as other park model owners acquired washer/dryers.

Long story short, I decided to build a shed (#2) to house a washer and dryer. I had helped our friends Jim & Marianne build their shed last year and picked up the basics of Shedology:  pouring a concrete slab . . . framing the shed . . . plumbing water & sewer lines . . . running electrical lines . . . etc, etc.

Started on February 7th and finished on the 20th. It was fun most of the time.

The photo saga (missed the part where Jim put in the shingle roof — sorry, Jim) . . .

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Our Good News

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Jan & I have taken jobs as assistant park managers at Highland’s RV Park in Bishop, CA. These are seasonal positions from April through October, so we’ll be back at Crazy Horse Campground in November. If things work out, we may do it another year. We’ll see.

Anyway, it’s a great opportunity to pick up some extra money for a couple of things we’d like to buy (washer/dryer, kayak) + we’ll be able to explore the Sierras in our off time. The area around Bishop, CA is stunning! We thought the mountains surrounding Lake Havasu were great, but the Sierras are . . . well, take a look . . .

View from Highland's RV Park

View from Highland’s RV Park

We’re both pretty excited about this. In early February Jan found an ad for the positions in the Lake Havasu City paper. She called the campground, talked to the full-time managers (a husband & wife), and we drove up to Bishop last Thursday (February 5th). We stayed at a Travel Lodge in Bishop (with our dogs too) overnight and spent Saturday morning meeting with Wendy & John, the managers. Nice folks who have been managing the park for over a decade.

The job consists of managing the front office (typically campground reservations), cutting the grass, cleaning the bathrooms, filling propane bottles, and general maintenance. Basically we’d be working weekends + managing the park when Wendy & John are on vacation.

Highland’s RV Park is about one-half mile outside of Bishop on Highway 395.

Bishop looks like a cool little town . . . Erick Schat’s is a neat bakery in town and Bishop is a fishing center for the local lakes, but the city’s claim to fame is the Mule Days.

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So we’ll probably leave Crazy Horse the last week of March in order to get a week of training in before we start in April.

Here’s are some photos & a video from our 400-mile trip to Bishop . . .

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The Lone Pine skate park behind the McDonalds . . .

Kayak Jan

Jan and Bev, our friend from across the road, went kayaking on the channel under the London Bridge this afternoon.

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STAY TUNED: We may have some important news in a few days.