We are enjoying our new jobs as camp hosts here at Mud Lake. Although it isn’t as busy as the Blackhawk County Parks we hosted earlier this summer, we have met some very nice people and several other full time RVers.
Our site is so handy to the bath house, both shelters, and to the ranger’s house, where the gator and other supplies are stored. Because there haven’t been many people camping during the week, we have had lots of leisure time.
Dave’s sister and husband have been very happy to see more of us, and we have taken them to several family events, to appointments, a wake etc. We have also started preparing for our next journey. The plan is to leave Iowa mid September and to head for Maine, making our way south into Florida where we plan to spend most of the winter months.
Meantime, we are getting doctor visits and prescriptions completed, have been to our financial advisor to set up a withdrawal for trip funds, have visited our son and some family and friends. We haven’t been able to go too far away from “home” as Dave sells wood at 6pm each day. The ranger can help us out in a pinch, but we are responsible for keeping the bathrooms cleaned and stocked, trash emptied, checking the pit toilets, and helping to keep the campground and shelters ready for use. Joan has been getting treatment and physical therapy for a chronic back condition which flared up recently, which we expect to be resolved soon.
Both of us are ready to start traveling again. Smoke won’t be very happy, though, as he really likes Mud Lake, all the trees and grass-and especially enjoys hanging around the woodshed.