Tips Trips & Pics



Giving up a career

2/3/18  Wow.  I quit my nursing job with no notice.  I’ve never done that before.     I’ve been done for 5 days now and have had a little time to think.   I went into nursing for the money… Continue Reading →

Week 1 Panama City Beach, FL Travel Nursing

January 14, 2017 Whew! I made it through my first week of travel nursing! Boy was it an emotional week! I was so, so nervous to start with. I had thoughts of…’Will I remember how to do my job? Will… Continue Reading →

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 →

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