Amazonian Adventure – 2013

After the North Dakota Sugar Beet Harvest, we made a quick trip to Campbellsville, KY to work for an Amazon Fulfillment Center.  In 2012 we worked for Amazon in Coffeyville, KS on our way West.  The KY location got us back in close proximity of family, so the first road trip I took as soon as we had our site set up was to visit my mom in her nursing care facility in Wilkesboro, NC.  She was happy to see us after a little over 1 year without a visit.  She still beat me at our ritual Uno card game.


We didn’t get many pictures of our camp site on the lake, most of them involved me smoking something on the grill.  The girls had fun with some other kids that were camped close to us.  Chas and I stayed tired working opposite shifts to keep someone with the girls at all times.


We had some cold windy nights in the campground, even a small tornado that passed just a few miles from our campground.  I was thankful for our spot down by the lake, the hill behind us shielded us from the straight line winds.  Emmie found a good spot to relax on a basket full of laundry, she tends to do that at every possible opportunity.  I made a treat one morning by adding an Oreo to her espresso

We had a few critters visit us during our stay at the park.  The eight legged variety visited me while in the shower at the campground bath house.  I am glad it didn’t eat me, I think it could have, those are 12″ tiles with ½” grout lines.  Every morning when I went to take a shower, usually around 5:30 am, I had to be on the lookout for an odoriferous campground guest that probably should have been in the shower instead of me.  It is a little alarming to walk around the corner and almost step on that stinky little guy while still half asleep.

Our Amazon season came to a close, and we headed to the NC mountains to spend Christmas with my family.  We were glad to get some much needed rest, and ready to eat some good food, the grill on the bus helped with that again.



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