Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

So Many Offers

We are always surprised when we hear others say they can’t find work. We realized a long time ago that there is always work to be found, it is all about how you go about it.

We knew we wanted to stay west this season, even with that in mind we received offers from the east and really considered them along with the many others from so many different areas. These offers continue to come in, but in the end we accepted the one that we felt best suited us at this time in our journey.

Most of the positions that were in the front running offered good pay…paid for all hours worked…a full hook up site included at no extra charge…perks, not just discounts at the location, but many other local discounts. The different types of work ranged from maintenance and front desk, cook and assistant, retail work and supervisor, bartender and restaurant help. Any one of them we would have felt comfortable doing, but as we said the final decision comes from our gut, our heart, and our feelings from within.

Our interview with Tom Forsythe, Artsudist and Proprietor of Frontier Movie Town in Kanab, Utah went the best. We felt most comfortable with our conversations with him. Even though our first adventure full timing we were at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and spent a lot of our time off in Kanab and surrounding areas but would be content to revisit the area. We took thousands of photos the last time we were there but lost most of them when our computer crashed, so this will give us the opportunity to take more of this very picturesque area.

There was one thing that kept me on the fence longer than Jerry and that is the length of this position. We will be there until the end of October which means we will be settled in for 7 months. My hitch itch usually begins to show just after a few weeks, so this will be interesting. Taking many side trips on our time off will definitely help me with it.

For now until the first of April we will enjoy our travels around Arizona, California and Nevada before heading to Utah. This week we will leave Needles and head to Yuma for the Gypsy Journal Rally. If any of our readers plan to be there, let us know so that we can get together while we are there.

For more photos, check out our Picasa Web Albums.

5 comments:

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Great news! You guys are so resourceful with your workamping jobs. You set the example and should write a book or conduct seminars on it.

It may be a long time, but you always manage to have fun. We're looking forward to your posts and pictures.

Wanderin' said...

How exciting for you!! We'll be heading to Las Vegas pretty soon and then onto Hurricane, Utah. We think!! So keep sending details and we may just see you in Kanab in April!!

We know what you mean about hitch itch after a couple weeks but it certainly sounds like an exciting place to be! Good for you.

Teri said...

I just signed on for my first workamping job, at Mesa Verde, and its for 6 months. I'm concerned about staying put for 6 months, but there is a lot to see in the area. I was in Kanab in May of 2009, it is a beautiful area.

Carol K said...

That sounds like a fine job, Kimberly and Jerry, and as you said, a good location for exploring the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

Eileen White said...

Congrats on the job. I so agree: Jobs are easy to find, but it takes excellent discernment to pick the right one. So far I have been reluctant to commit for more than 3 months...but stability has its blessings. Enjoy!...Eileen camphost.blogspot.com