Waiting for Spring - Thur, Mar 24 to Sun, Apr 18, 2016

Here it is April 18th, almost 2 months since our last post.  

We have been hanging out at Huntington Beach State Park...


Other than the chilly weather, all is well.

We have been getting our annual stuff taken care of
helping my Mother with things she needs.

We spend a great deal of time at Huntington Beach State Park as it is only a few miles from my mother's residence.  While it is convenient, it has gotten very expensive since the rates on the South Carolina Beach State Parks have increased dramatically. We have looked for less expensive options, but that's not happening at the beach. SOOOOO, we decided to take another approach... Work Camping!!

Yep, we have landed a work camping gig at Huntington Beach State Park beginning this May.  This year we will work May, September and December. Then in 2017 and 2018, we will work April, May, September and December. There are 3 work camping positions: Maintenance, Atalaya Host and Camp Host. Most of the time we will be Maintenance which requires 20 hours per week in exchange for a 50amp FHU site:o))  This will save us a ton of money, but more importantly it will help keep Bill busy while I spend time helping my mother!!
This past weekend, we traveled to Jordan Lake State Park to camp with our grand-kids.  We had a chilly start (in the 30s) to each day, but still enjoyed lots of fun as the sun warmed things up.  The grand-kids are getting so big and they are just a wonderful bunch to spend time with. 
Steve (SIL), Julie (daughter)
Grandchildren: Andrew 15, Daniel 14, Emily 10, Samantha 9
Happy 9th Birthday Samantha!!!

Even with a small, sloping yard, we managed to play games!!

Then when we finish with the competition...

There's the TRAINING table...

ice cream and leftover Birthday Cake for all!!!
Grandpop cleaning up the cake pan;o))
We took a nice hike through the woods with the girls!
No camping trip is complete without SMORES...

Time together around the campfire...

Beautiful Sunsets to celebrate each day:o))

Family Time is the BEST Time!!!