Since our February Park Fees Campaign didn’t do so well we have decided to take more CampHost positions for the rest of the year. We have had to postpone our southern leg of our Florida State Parks visits until next year. For now we have been granted a Camphost position at one of the river camps located along the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail for three months. We are looking forward to this new experience though with a little bit of trepidation as they had to close 3 of the 6 camps due to the rising water of the Suwannee this past week. But after a quick call to volunteer headquarters today we were told that they hope to have them all opened by this Sunday. That’s good because a lot of the schools will be getting the spring breaks soon. There is nothing like a kayak or canoe adventure to get away from it all that stress for a week or so. We expect to see quite a few people over the Easter Weekend. Phooey, we are starting our assignment on a holiday. :< Come to think of it our camphost assignment at St. Joseph's starts July 1st just before the holiday as well. Continue reading “Manatees and Other News”
This month we are trying to raise funds to pay for reserving the remaining parks in advance. We still have about 30 State Parks to visit. Through our travels over the last 5 months we have not been able to stay at all the State Parks we want in the order we need them to keep expenses down. Most of the State Parks in Florida are doing a pretty good business each and every weekend. Some of them are so popular with “Snowbirds” that you cannot get into them without having a reservation made at least four to 12 months in advance.
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