Clearwater Reflections travel blog

A tree hit by lightning up but the Rock Shop

Power Line Down

Tree limb down

Since I met Fran my life has been all up hill to say the least. We lived in Ceres, California 19 years. Then after retiring from the postal service, we decided to travel the states and do some Workamping. We first learned about this type of work on one of our summer trips to Yellowstone.

While I was employed with the Postal Service, I would receive 6 weeks vacation per year. We made the best of this time traveling the states to see all we could see. We even went to the Worlds Fair in Vancover, Canada. We got stuck on Victoria Island because we missed the ferry. We didn't realize it stopped at 10pm. It still was a great trip. I would suggest that you visit that island if you can. It's another world.

The first workamping assignment was at Alma, AR. I believe I mentioned this in one of my earlier entries. I just checked my entries and didn't see where I mentioned our assignments. So I'll start again. Ft Smith/Alma KOA was an experience. It started out ok, but by the time we left there we were ready to leave. I hope none of you run into the things we went through there. The owners were just burned out after 5 years of the franchise. They even sold out before we left, without notice to us. Our next assignment was Atlanta, GA at the Atlanta south KOA. It was a little better. We thought it would be warm there in the winter but it got down to 19 degrees. The next summer in 1999 we went to our present assignment at The Mark Twain Cave. We have been here at the cave almost every summer since. I'm a guide in the cave and so is Fran. We also do many other things like the Rock Shop. I've been there the last 4 days. Wow, what a break. It is an easy job. We had a big storm the other day and the rock shop is the only one without power. See some of the pictures of the tree that was hit by lightning. Well I'm tired again so catch ya later ....

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