Originally Posted by roadfamily6now
oh yes, being a camp host would rock! Do you get paid to do that?
My DH is disabled Vet and we can get a free pass for some parks. We also get $500 a month for Vet Disability pay. we would need gas money and Food really.
Oh, when we were in MT we toured some RV's and Trailers. HOLY SH!T they were nice. WOWSERS.
It depends on the park. A LOT of them pay in addition to providing free hookups during your stay. You just have to research park per park. I'm dying to land a gig at one of them that has a pool (and warm weather) for a while. I keep researching more each day on the ways to most frugally pull this off. We are very lucky that we'll have a generous savings account and could live in any fashion we wanted for a couple of years, but I'd still like to have a significant amount left so when we settle, we can put a very large down payment on a house so we can finally do jobs we like versus jobs we HAVE to do, to live... y/k?
Is anybody completely DONE with this weather? It's seriously making me very depressed. We took off and went to Denali (with no more than 30 minutes of planning) on Friday and stayed through Sunday and while it was cold and windy, at least it never rained!
We were able to hike the park, Emma got her Jr. Ranger award, I drug the whole family on a 4 mile dog walk LOL The poor wiener dogs kept stopping and looking back at me like "pick us up and CARRY US!!!!" the whole way back. Their poor little legs probably logged 4xs what we did LOL Gotta love all this extra energy I have from eating raw/vegan for the last month
Shockingly enough, my carnivore husband has joined it with me. I'm still in shock over that one!
OH... and a shout out to the McKinley Princess hotel!!!!! My lovely husband insisted that we could just fill up in Talkeetna on the way home (versus me insisting that we fill up in Denali) Well... needless to say, we ran out of gas 14 miles from Trapper Creek! I called the McKinley Princess (because I figured they'd know who to call, since we had just passed their entrance I remembered the name) and they sent their maintenance guy down with a 5 gallon jug of diesel, and gave it to us at NO CHARGE!!!! It's SO RARE that you find big business that is willing to help out without something in it for them. I sent an email to the CEO giving massive KUDOs to their staff. I can't imagine how much it would have cost to call a tow truck to bring us gas. I'm still in shock at their kindness.
The upside, hubby has learned.,.... yet again... .listen to the woman