Wheres Ray/Wendy yr 2

Friday, November 14, 2014

Work and Play

Hi all,
 We have been getting all settled in here at Suwannee River State Park. Like always I'm sure the time will fly by.
 As volunteers here we will be doing cabin cleaning. They have five cabins that are full service with kitchens including dishware and pots and pans. They are two bedroom with a queen bed in one and two twin beds in the other. In the living room there is a couch and love seat that both pull out for sleeping. Linen is also supplied.
 They have nice screened wrap around porches for rocking some time away. These rent out for $100. per night, not to bad.
 The work hasn't been to bad, Wendy says it is just like her old days when she worked as a house cleaner. We have already gotten into a routine of how we do things.
 We are on five days with Friday and Saturday off, but if no one is leaving that day we can just take a extra day off.
 The other workers in the park have been nice and appreciative of our efforts already. We also got in on a volunteer recognition luncheon the other day. They were giving a award to another volunteer that was to be leaving soon.
 We have also been getting in some exploring of the area. We took a nice hike around nearby Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. We did that with Amanda and her doggies getting in a good 4 miles.
 Another perk here is they have some kayaks and canoes that we can use. We finished work early one day and took a couple of the kayaks out to the river. The water here is very dark tea color stained from the cypress and other vegetation.  It gave off some neat reflective photos. The shoreline here is sandy areas mixed in with some neat limestone.
We passed a couple of the many springs that feed into the river. The river has a pretty good flow but we were able to manage an up and down trip. And hard not to break into a verse of Way Down on the Suwannee River while paddling along.)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you're all settled in. Great area to be working in!