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 4/10/2008 12:07 AM
HA !!! That's what I like about you OO - you tell it like it is :D It's gotta be a ton of work to run a CG - it would be 24hrs a day ! someone would always be coming or going ! I suppose you could get a few hours of sleep between 2am and 5am if you were lucky ! Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are. Trudy, Molly and Murphy

Trudy, Molly & Murphy "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"
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 4/10/2008 12:09 AM
Not if you owned a darn Motel also!!!!!!! :) And a restaurant!!!!!!!!!! And half of your help called in sick --or just didn't show up-----OR------------- This message was edited by Oliveoil on 4-9-08 @ 11:15 PM
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 4/10/2008 2:54 AM
Oliveoil, just apply a little Vicks to your feet, slip on a pair of socks, and all will be well with your soul in the morning ... ;) Laura -- and Jed

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 4/10/2008 9:25 AM
I had a little taste of OO's experience. I managed an upscale Motel in California for a few years. It only had about 30 units, but let me tell you..I couldn't sit down without falling asleep. Visiting friends, hairdresser, I snored through it all. I loved it, but there was never enough hours in a day to do it all. Again, if you are determined, seasonal! Work hard during that time and recuperate in the off season.

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 4/10/2008 1:51 PM
I've been a Ranger at a campground and believe me it is anything but fun! Work work work and noone cares how much you do to try to please everyone and it costs ALOT of money because things break ( water lines, sewer areas) Kids just love to mess up the bathrooms and plug up the toilets. Oh what's that floating in the pool...OMG!....Everyone out of the pool to sanitize the pool and put fresh water back in!
Just workamp a couple places and you'll know how much effort and money it costs to run the places.
In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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 4/10/2008 2:06 PM
And maintenance------OMG-- the maintenance!! EVERY DAY--------JUST TO KEEP UP!!!! There is something that has to be fixed or replaced every day!!!!!
The first time I wrote out checks for the utilities I thought -- I can't get that much money written in to that line on my check!!!!!!!!! :)
Can you believe we bought the Camp Ground & Motel & gift shop & 1/2 interest in the cafe on APRIL FOOL'S DAY?????????????????? THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MY FIRST CLUE!!!!!! :)
I'm not as "slow at catching on" as I use to be------ EXPERIENCE OF DOING EVERYTHING THE HARD WAY------has helped that out a lot!!!!!!!!! :)
I had no idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I did--- but I found out I REALLY TRULY DIDN'T!!!!! :) This message was edited by Oliveoil on 4-10-08 @ 1:07 PM
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 4/11/2008 6:25 PM
OK OliveOil, I'm just assuming that you're not going to turn your farmland into an RVpark. LOL Sounds as if you've still not recuperated emotionally. I agree with Mollysmom-we all know where you stand. Does this mean you might rethink being the official Kansas tour operator for the Women's Forum. Maybe there could be a caravan like in Mexico and Alaska? Just laughing at seeing all the various TT, MH's 5th wheels with flamingos driving thru Kansas What a hoot. :)carold
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 4/11/2008 6:36 PM
Carold-------- You know we have several acres here------& I suffer from MCS/ multi chemical sensitivity ------ & I keep a "safe home" totally chemical & fragrance free------
Well we had thought about turning our 5 bedroom & three bathroom & three story home--into the first MCS safe B & B as we have also owned a B & B in the past & we were thinking of turning about 5 acres of our land into the first gated MCS safe RV park------- We made a business plan-we layed it all out & THEN WE REGAINED OUR ABILITY TO REASON AGAIN-------& DECIDED WE WERE TOO OLD & WE STILL HAD BAD DREAMS OF OUR FORMER LIFE AS RV PARK OWNERS & LODGING OWNERS! DECIDED WE WERE SUFFERING FROM ALZHEIMERS----------- And we are much better again now!!!!!!!!!!!!! And shucked those plans!!!!!!!!!! :)
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 4/12/2008 12:21 PM
welcome Kimberly, I'm also from Colorado but got transplanted back in 2001 to arizona. I definately miss my gardening! I've tried a little here in arizona but the soil is "of course" different and the growing seasons still has me wonky. Since I'm parked full time until I get a truck to pull this thing, (5th) I plan to try a little gardening again this year. I have a nice little fenced in yard on my space and have been working on the weeding. We're not allowed to plant any grass but flowers and veggies are ok. I used to live in Thornton and worked in Aurora and also had a cabin up in mountains not too far from Nederland. I miss colorado and of course its one of the first places I'll go when I get my truck. Ava, Bandit and Gracie from the desert of arizona, where the wind blows and the tumbleweeds roll

Ava from the desert of Arizona, where the wind blows and the tumbleweeds roll
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 4/12/2008 4:28 PM
WOW, well first let me say thanks for making me feel welcome! I never expected I'd find 18 posts when I checked back in here ;-)
Let's see:
Gardening: I am interested in growing things, but haven't been successful at it since the first year I planted my garden. It was beautiful and fruitful and I loved it. However in the 5 or so years since, I have planted, but I haven't had the time and energy to invest in it, so haven't had much success. So, I think I will be perfectly happy with potted things for awhile. I love both vegies and flowers. I have houseplants and a green room addition on my house. I regularly kill off and ressurect my plants. ;p
RVing FT: We have camped, both tent and pop up camper, with kids and without. For the most part we work well together and we run a business together (though he's only PT) we recognize we need a trial period before we commit to either FT rving or CG ownership. It may just have to be a sudden 1 year commitment due to our life circumstances. But, I think we can get through anything for 1 year.
CG: So here's what we are thinking... a very small campground, with spread out sites, less than 20, with limited (high-end) amenities and no overnighters, minimum of a weeks stay. We think that minimizes the labor and headaches on our end. Are we right? Our overall idea is to provide more privacy, but basic amenities for long term Rvers, sort of what we, ourselves, are looking for. Also, we were thinking of working with another couple perhaps to trade off time running the CG so we're not so tied down.
I don't know, are we crazy?
Thanks again for the warm welcome!
ps. Yay, we have sunshine today! The sun lives!

Kim Wife to Randy, Mom to Elizabeth (20) and Megan (17)
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