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Monday, September 30, 2013

Maybe We’ll Work, Or Maybe We Won’t

Another beautiful day and another beautiful drive.  Only 71 miles!  It was kind 'a hard to do that short of a drive, the Journey barely warmed up to operating temperature.

We did this short of a drive because we were very close to our goal when we stopped last night.  This morning we headed out and in a little over an hour we arrived at our first workamping job.

There is a special campground for the volunteers that work here at the J. Strom Thurmond Army Corps Of Engineers (COE) Recreation Area in Modoc, South Carolina.

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We have a beautiful, FHU site (50 amps).

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The concrete pad is huge, giving us plenty of room outside,

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and a great view of J. Strom Thurmond lake.

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We have to put in 20 hours a week (between the two of us), doing various tasks to help run and maintain the COE area campgrounds and use areas.  No bathroom cleaning required!  :c)

We get to choose jobs and work our own schedule.  Pretty tough assignment.

Our gig here has a very nice bonus.  We’ll be working here with our special friends, Mike and Terri Young.  We’re looking forward to a great time.

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However, the question is will we be actually working with the looming government shut down?  We’ll have to see.  The good news is we don’t have to worry about not getting a paycheck!  :cD

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

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20 comments:

  1. Welcome to our world!!! We're glad you made it here safely. It should be an interesting the next few days...
    but we'll have fun anyway!

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  2. Looks like a great gig and a great site! Nice to have friends in great places. I like the no bathrooms part. If you don't do the bathrooms, who does? Nobody actually chooses that do they? Pretty nice if you can choose whatever you want to do. Wonder what they do with the jobs no one chooses. We're hoping we aren't going to be tossed out of Assateague Island National Seashore since we just got here and had planned to stay 5 days. SIGH.........I am SO sick of politicians and there games. Doesn't it remind you of toddlers? "It's his fault..." "no it's his fault". GROW UP!!

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  3. I don't think Las Vegas is too worried about the government shut down. Things are still going strong here. But what a pain for the rest of the world. I lived through enough of those shutdowns and threats of shutdowns that I never want to think about them again. So beyond stupid.

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  4. Maybe they will let you ride out the DC shuffle in the campground:)

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  5. Good luck with the job, sounds like a good one.

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  6. I guess I didn't think about the federal campgrounds. At least you have a great site.

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  7. Beautiful site and sounds like a great "job"

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  8. Wow, glad they are taking good care of the volunteers. That doesn't sound too bad for a nice FHU site. Good luck

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  9. I just want to know if they shut the campground down, do they shut you in or do they shut you out. However, you should have a key and still be able to live there for free. Since everyone else will be off the paycheck, no one will be around to check on you. I'd say your timing couldn't be better.

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  10. looks like a sweet deal you have there, work you don't have to do, paycheck you won't receive, and a nice campsite to boot.
    Have fun.

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  11. Hope they (politicians) get their act together and you don't have to move!! We could see the Volunteer Village during our morning walks at MODOC. Looked like a nice place to hang your hat!! Just watch out for those trees;o)))

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  12. Looks like a great place to work, but for now it'll be back to VT for the summers. We are headed to a COE park next week, got the preregistration this morning :)

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  13. Have fun, curious to see what work you'll be doing. And yeah, who cleans the bathrooms?

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  14. I hope they don't kick you out since the shut down has happened.

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  15. I hope those politicians figure it out soon! We have reservations on the 9th!

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  16. I'll be interested to hear what the COE does with their volunteers.

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  17. Nice looking spot. Looks like you may have the campground all to yourselves for a few days anyway.

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  18. Looks like Mike and Teri will have plenty of time to show you around this week while no one else is there :) That looks like a really nice gig.

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  19. I talked with a Zion National park Volunteer this morning t the Post Office. She said they didn't have to leave, but were not going to be allowed to do any work because of some liability and insurance issues.

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  20. Howdy Chief & Marti,
    Well, you know Chief Paul, YOUR CHECK WON'T COME, if they shut-down the guvmint, but y'all can live on Marti's state one, until THE EMPEROR turns loose of yours...
    Boy, if y'all could stay there in the BYRD PARK as long as he stayed in Congress, and get as much 'dinero' as he did, you'd REALLY have it made !!!

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