Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cool Book Clock

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I actually want to do this. This is brilliant!

Full credit to Adam and Misti Yerton who own this wonderful clock, and have provided a guide to how it was made.

 

Update: Volunteering at San Jacinto Monument/Battleship Texas

We’re about half way through our three month stay at the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas. This is our first “workamping” experience and we are enjoying our time here. I’ll write more about our experience when we do a wrap up of our stay at the end of April.

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At this point, though, we’re finding this to be an interesting time and we expect to do it again in the future. We’re spending time working in the archives of the Battleship, greeting the public and helping people make the most of their visit to the Battleship, and also helping staff the touch tables with items from the era of the battle of San Jacinto in 1836.

100_3723.JPG One fun side event was spending an afternoon working in a booth sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife at the Houston Rodeo. We gave people information about camping in the great Texas State Parks but also got free admission into the rodeo grounds where we enjoyed seeing all the exhibits and even watched some cowboys competing. It was a fun day and I wouldn’t mind doing it again in the future if we get the chance.

Let me mention that there are lots of volunteer opportunities in the Texas State Parks. Most are just local needs. In other words, they aren’t for RVers – just people who want to volunteer and help out. Then, camp hosts with RVs are needed in many parks. A couple that volunteers, doing an agreed upon task, for 25 hours a week gets a campsite. You can check out the listings at this Texas Parks and Wildlife website. We signed up for four possible assignments and were invited to work at all four! We picked this one, mainly because it is close to family and many friends.

PHOTO_20150317_141251.jpg As we did last winter, we’re doing camper projects. The biggest two were putting laminate flooring down in place of carpet and re-caulking the exterior of the 5th wheel. We’ve also purchased new fulltime level water hoses to replace the less robust ones we’ve been using and splurged on a name sign for the campsite.

We’re starting to nail down our itinerary for our 2015 Adventure. We’re heading for the upper Midwest — Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the UP of Michigan. We’re hoping to enjoy exploring those areas and maybe even having opportunity to meet up with old friends while making new ones.