Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finished Setting Up and Getting My Bearings

                         IMG_2707 Looks like this is the final set up,fenced deck off the door and under the awning.  I put up the 10 x 10 canopy up behind “My Spot II” and had a couple of the maintenance fellows move it to be under it and on the pavement. (now they won’t have to move it each time they mow the grass.  I also put up lights under the canopy and around the deck.

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Looking out from the back of my rig is Mt. Hamilton with Licks Observatory on the top.  Yesterday I drove out up the Mountain, but only got as far as near the end of the park property and turned around to head back to the park office for an appointment.

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On my way up the mountain, I pulled over to see if I could see my rig.  That’s it, the little white speck in the middle of the left picture above.  The picture on the right is the equestrian campground that I pass going to the campground that I’m in.

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Before I went back, I checked out the lake.  Grant lake is right over that little rise past the path.  Because of the drought the lake’s level is way down.  It should take up nearly the whole picture on the far right, no water craft of any kind is allowed at this time.

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There may not be much water, but when it did rain last week, it did bring out the wild flowers.  California Poppies and I think, the Broadleaf Fillaree.

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Lots of birds and little lizards.  This one lives under my deck.

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Many Mountain Lions, Bobcats, Coyote, Fox, Raccoon and all others, including tons of ground squirrels.  They have hole to their burrows all over.  Here on my site I have been 

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putting these GIANT pinecone in them so that I won’t fall in one and break or twist an ankle.


This sign is posted at my site,  I will find out what my duties are and when I work my 20 hours between 9 and 9.  I will actually write my hours into a log to turn in.

Today, Wednesday, I drove down to San Martin Sheriff’s office to get fingerprinted and then got a few of groceries that are running low.  I certainly won’t be going down the hill very often.  The road is almost all steep, tight and hairpin curves, maximum speed is 10 mph with cyclists going up and down.  Extremely dangerous!!!!!!  They tell me I’ll get used to it, maybe so, but I don’t want to ruin my breaks, even when I use all the lower gears.

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day.  I am!!!!

Thanks for visiting

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Susan and Angel

p.s.  It may take a while for Tuesday’s and today’s post get published.


  1. Love your site. Are there other camp hosts? Scooter loves chasing lizards and chipmunks and squirrels. She would go crazy there.

    1. Nope I'm the only one, but there are Rangers and Maintenance coming and going all the time.

  2. Glad to see you got to the bay area safely! Looks like a great job there.

  3. steep hills and hairpin turns - hummmm. Sounds just what my Miata loves.