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Free state parks!

I love checking out State Parks, National Parks, National Forests etc.  Hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, geocaching, photography, wildlife viewing…they have it all!  I grew up in Illinois and their state parks were always free to visit.  When I… Continue Reading →

The “Unbeetable Experience” – a recap of workamping the harvest

Your checking workamping jobs and you come across an unusual ad.  “Come join the Unbeetable Experience!”  What’s this all about, you wonder… We have now completed the ‘experience’ and it has us beet!  Want to know what it’s like to… Continue Reading →

An afternoon in Winnipeg

We’re staying 2 hours south of Winnipeg, Manitoba for 3-4 weeks for work so since we’re in the neighborhood….let’s go to Winnipeg! We arrived around 11:30 a.m. and left around 4:30 pm.  Not a lot of time and I didn’t… Continue Reading →

Camping North Dakota 9/23/17

We just made a week-long journey through North Dakota on our way to our next job in Minnesota.  I’ve only driven through North Dakota once in my lifetime and that was 15 years ago.  I only remember it was really… Continue Reading →

My Perspective after our first workamping job…

I was working the booth at Pactola Lake Campground this past Labor Day weekend. It was a warm Saturday afternoon.  It was slow and I was bored. I cracked a pine needle and sniffed its wonderful smell.  My first thoughts… Continue Reading →

Camping at Pactola Lake, SD

So you want the scoop on camping at Pactola? I feel like somewhat of an expert on this subject because I have been a camp host at Pactola Lake Campground for the past four months. So let me give you… Continue Reading →

Bike riding the Mickelson trail, Dumont to Hill City, SD

All summer I’ve wanted to bike a section of the 109 mile long Mickelson trail. Why not when you’re spending the whole summer in the Black Hills of South Dakota! I did some research and decided that the section from… Continue Reading →

Workamping the National Forest

We now have two months under our belts of workamping at Pactola Reservoir in the Black Hills National Forest, SD.  I know you want to know all about it!  What’s it like?  What do you do?  Is it fun? Is… Continue Reading →

Bank bonuses – Read the fine print

Free Money!  Who wouldn’t like to have access to that!  Surprisingly, many banks give out free bonus money if you open a checking or savings account with them and meet their terms.  These terms could be: living in certain states,… Continue Reading →

Changing lanes….to Full Time Rving

  We’ve sold our business and home. We’ve either sold or stored all our belongings.  Now we are living full time in our 35ft fifth wheel with our two cats.  Our plan: travel the country (slowly) while picking up temporary… Continue Reading →

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