We have now come full circle back to where we started from.Currently we are mooch camping at Randy and Lynn's house. They have a great place with a nice view of Phantom Lake.
As this is not a full year we will wait to compute our cost of full time living. So now that we are back we will be busy. We have a very full calendar with trying to see everyone and get to appointments. We have a couple nice family campouts planned and an Excel outing. We figure to be here til early October then head off to the unknown.)
We looked back on our time in South Dakota and figured some savings of camp hosting. We spent 104 nights there @ $24. per night= $2496. We used our VIP comp passes given to area volunteers for $500. worth of admittances. We received our annual state park sticker for $30. Earned four free nights camping in SD parks worth $96. All told about $3100. for our 3-1/2 months there. Pretty good for volunteering in a beautiful area to boot.
As for our future plans things had been pretty quiet. We had applications in a few places then wham! Three emails in one day. We had a good offer from Okefenokee swamp, a referral for a maintenance position in Texas and a camp host job in AZ. Wow- now what to do? We are leaning toward the Arizona job, as the only time we have spent in the southwest were some trips to Las Vegas. We'll keep ya posted.
On Saturday we got together with some friends from high school. Yes, I know that's hard to believe.We have gotten together with this group almost every Christmas for a party. Then when we hit the big 40 we began a 40 whiners party during the summer. Of course it is now a 50 whiners, but it is always great to get back with them. It is fun to hear of their about grandkids and just how everyone is doing. We are lucky to have such great friends and surely do miss the X-mas gathering.
|Tom, Susie, John, Judy, Dennis, JoAnn and us. Missing 3 other couples.|