I often have expectations for what’s going to happen during the day when I get up in the morning. So today I expected a calm day off with a few things to take care of on my ‘to do’ list. Little did I know that this was going to be an exceptional day.
Tonight’s few photos are from around Harris Beach State Park.
I had a couple of phone calls to make on my list for the day, and I started out by calling a credit union in Minnesota. I’ve been paying off a loan with them for my present rig. According to my calculations, my final payment was a couple of weeks ago on May 20. I was calling to confirm that the rig was now totally mine, and that they would be sending me the title. It is, and they did. Yahoo! I’m once again free of debt. A good feeling for sure.
Next up was to put in a call to Jojoba Hills Escapees Park to see if I had moved up at all on the list for getting a site there. When I first applied for membership in the park in April, I was 21st on the list for a site. Well, it turns out I had advanced to the number 10 spot on the list, and the lady I spoke to said it shouldn’t be too long before I got a call. That was encouraging.
Then I headed off to town to pick up a few grocery items. You see, Sue and Mo would be arriving this afternoon to stay at the park for four nights, and I had promised to make New York BBQ chicken one night. Well, I was low on vinegar and poultry seasoning, so I had to stock up. It turned out they had a tire blow out on their way here, and arrived much later than they planned, and were obviously worn out from the stress of the day. I talked to Sue briefly before she went back to her rig to recuperate.
Anyway, once I got back to the rig from town the phone rang, and it was Jojoba Hills calling to ask if I’d be interested in site #228. What?? I just talked to you two hours ago, and I was tenth on the list. How could that be? It seems the nine people ahead of me had turned down a previous offer because they weren’t ready to commit, and that really made me #1 on the list. Incredible!
While talking to her, I was scrambling to find my map of the park. I’ve outlined in red the site on the lower left. She told me I had until 10:00 tomorrow morning to either accept or reject the offer. If I rejected the offer, I would be put on a 30 day hold, and not receive any calls if other sites became available during that time.
It took me about five seconds to say I’d accept site #228! That’s been my plan all along. Take whatever site is available as there’s the option to trade sites once you’re a member. Holy Moses! I was on cloud nine! I was dancing around the rig. If I remember correctly, 228 is on one of the top tiers of the park and looks down on pond 3. I won’t know for sure until I get there in the fall, but I don’t think there is really a bad site in the park.
So that’s how I slid into my new ‘home base’ today. It’s another one of those curve balls of life, and I hope you can tell that I’m really excited to begin this new phase in my journey down the road.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy