Organ Pipe National Park

Organ Pipe National Park

About Me

I purchased "Sadie''s House On Wheels "in late 2007 and loved traveling in a motor home so much that I went on the road full time in late 2008. I started writing this blog to help me remember all the wonder places I have been and it allows me to share those places with my family and friends. Summer of 2013 I decided to hang up the keys for a while and moved back into my stick house. After nearly two years, I am on the road again.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Where am I now??

Martis Valley, looking towards Northstar Ski area.

Well, per my last post it's a no brainer that I didn't last at the Campground Host position.  The campground is a beautiful place to spend time, but without communication to the outside world it gets a little spooky.  Case in point: When I asked at the training if there was an evacuation plan in case of a wild fire I was told to drive a mile down the road to the "hot spot" (one bar on my cell phone) and call the sheriff.  Well folks, if there was a fire I would hook up my house and head out and if time call the sheriff.  I asked what to do if one of the campers had a medical emergency.  Not my problem.  Call 911.  Heh?  There was more concerned placed on cleaning the pit toilets 3 times a day,  collecting $5.00 for any extra car that appeared at a camp site, and making sure I didn't have keys dangling from my belt loop. REally?The 40 hour week ( hourly pay and site included) really turned into a 50 hour week working out to below minimum wage.  Not.

OK, enough ranting so what am I up to?  Well, with my mother  at 93 getting more frail everyday, and my brother having a few health issues,  I've decided to stay in the Reno area for awhile, which is within a days drive to mom's place of residence.  That decision being made, I've agreed to work part time/seasonally for a company in Truckee as an analyst, analyzing real-estate evaluations.  Pay is very good.  Hours short. Don't have to deal with the public.  And, it is a great company to work for, and I get to use my brain.

When I told CLM that I was giving them their two week notice, they basically fired me and told me I had to leave the campground the next morning.  OOOkay...Packed up and landed at the COE Martis Creek Campground in Truckee, one of the nicest campgrounds I have stayed in (other than some TT) in a long time.  It was very quiet with the sites spread out and a mix of tents and RVs.  Of course there is a time limit and that being up I moved to my son's house in Portola for some driveway mooching for a while.

So that's about it, but stay tuned.  There is lots of hiking and other things that go on in the Reno/Tahoe area that I can report on, plus I'll being going to Pacific Grove, several times a months.