Sunday, April 12, 2015

Catching Up And This And That In The Park

First of all, Angel is doing very well.  After about a week of medicine and watching her as she recuperates.  By Friday, she was actually begging to go back to work.  I had to give in and let her come with me,  It can be quite chilly in the morning, so she gets an extra covering.  She’s just happier when she gets to “work”, no matter what the temperature is.

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A lot goes on in the campground and park.  We have a couple of leaks in the CG and they are using a listening device to figure out where the leaks are.  Then they have to cut the asphalt before they use a jackhammer to access the leak.  That, they should be doing this coming week.  Earlier today there was a break in main water line and we had to shut down the water for the entire park.  I had to lock all the restrooms and put up signs to let everyone know to use the port-a-potties.

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This is such a beautiful park, more than 11.000 acres, with lots of hiking, bicycling and horse trails.  I really like working here.  If you’re in the area, brave Mt Hamilton and come for a visit.

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Here’s a Tom Turkeys showing off for the ladies

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IMG_1272  This Boar was hanging out with a friend,

The sows are off somewhere else with their new piglets.  I haven’t seen them yet, but Pete says there are a half a dozen of them.

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Then there was this 1969, Viet Nam era Bell Huey ( sp?) Helicopter that landed in one of the fields.  It brought in a couple of  fire chiefs for a meeting to plan this summer’s prescribed burn.

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It’s Easter again.  I had to clean and help decorate the Ranch House for the festivities.  The Easter Bunny came to supervise the Egg Hunt.  Of course the kids hunted in earnest for all the eggs (some one had to check the perimeter for rattlesnakes and man water guns to scare off the crows that like the eggs too) .  Below are the two that found the “Golden Eggs”.   I, of course, did Face Painting.

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The wild flowers are in bloom.  These are just a few.

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Now that all the campers are gone, we were visited by some deer.

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Now that both campgrounds are open I will have twice the work and it will also get busier as we get closer to summer.  I hope that you all wonderful experiences in your futures.

Thanks for visiting


Susan and Angel


  1. I am SO glad Angel is better and eager to work. The pics and stories are great. HugZ, d

  2. Lovely campground! See you on Thursday :)

  3. Snakes and crows like the easter eggs too. I wouldn't have thought about it, but it makes sense. Did the water guns work against the crows? I had one a few years back to keep the squirrels away from my bird feeder, but they didn't care at all.

  4. Hi Susan,

    I'm the woman who asked you questions about your lovely job. Thanks again for all the website information on getting started heading towards the free lifestyle. My husband & I enjoyed camping in "your backyard"! I hope you are well & I hope angel feels all better. We will come back soon and visit you. Do you have a favorite snack that I might bring when we come? - A fellow nature lover, Melanie