We’ve now been here at Farragut for 2 weeks and let me tell you…we have been busting our butt !!! This isn’t a complaint, it’s just that it does consist of some good physical work which we haven’t done for some time and I’m sure we needed it. We wake about 8am, check our list for new campers that have set up reservations for our camp-sites, then head out to clean (rake out all the driveways and platforms, and then clean out the fire pits) all the campsites that have opened up. I would guess that we both walk about 4 miles average a day raking, let alone the walks we make throughout the day and night just to say “hi” to all our guests. The other night, just after we got into bed, I had to dress, go out and “talk” to one of our “guests” about their loud voices. It was just before midnight and our “quiet” time starts at 10pm…”gee, is it really that late?” Hell Yes… Other than that, we have been running a fairly loose ship and enjoying ourselves and all those guests that we have met. Last Saturday after we finished our duties, Louise and I went over to visit one of the other “hosts” here. Rick and Sandy have been hosting here for just about the whole season. When you met Rick for the first time, it was like you have known him for years. Saturday, Sandy was away to be with her daughter for the birth of her first grand-daughter. She was due back Monday night. Unfortunately, Rick passed away just after he awoke on Monday morning…we will all miss him, even though we have only known him for a short time.
We have Tuesday and Wednesday off to do what we want (after we clean a few campsites), so seeing as how we haven’t had the kayak out for some time we headed down to the boat launch to set it into Lake Pend Oreille. The weather was perfect…the water flat, blue, and absolutely clear…the row was really great. We covered about 6 to 7 miles of shoreline in about 3 hours. It was one of those times when you feel totally “wiped out”…a good feeling.
Today we cleaned 12 sites, washed the coach and car, and then headed into Spokane to visit the “Spokane Fair”. It’s been a few years since we were last at there and after today, it will be even a few more.