Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | February 5, 2011

In the Summertime

While many people are spending their winter days curled up with a cup of hot tea and stacks of seed catalogs, planning their summer gardens….workampers are busy sending out resumes and vying for campground jobs.

Most workamping positions consist of seasonal stints, which run from fall to spring, and then again from spring to fall.

This gives workampers the chance to follow good weather from north to south and back again, makes for a nice change of scenery, and gives them the opportunity to travel in between jobs.

Keith and I had planned on watching ads and tossing our resume in with the others, but we’ve had the good fortune to land a summer job without going through the process.

In fact we had our choice of three job offers, and each one would have been a great experience, but we just couldn’t turn down an offer to spend the summer at Sunset Isle RV and Motel, in our favorite town of Cedar Key!

OK. You may be right if you are thinking that we’re crazy for considering spending a summer in the Florida heat and humidity.

But, after much consideration we decided that a summer of camping on the Gulf of Mexico offered more “pros” than “cons”.

We met with the campground owners last Thursday, to discuss job responsibilities, start dates and such. The owners are a wonderful couple near our ages, and they have fun plans to grow the campground facilities and services.

We’ll even have the chance to play music for guests on a regular basis, as we do at Suwannee Valley, and there are a number of venues just minutes away who might let us sit in on occasion.

One huge plus is that we will still be near Fox Run Studio so we can start work on a CD, which we have been considering for a long time.

So, it looks like we will remain Floridians for a while longer…who knows, we may never leave!

But for now, the invitation still stands for one and all to pack a bag and come visit. We’ve got nothing but time on our hands and we would love to see you 🙂


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