After only six nights on the road, we arrived at our new summer home, the Rochester Canandaigua KOA. We were warmly welcomed by Victor and Kathy, the managers here. Our site here is one of the nicest (aside from the premium patio pull-thru sites). We have a nice back-in site with a small wooden patio with a view of the pond and the woods. There are very few people in the park right now, with the exception of people passing through. Unfortunately it is still very cool and has been very rainy the past few days.
Our new site and new trailer
Views from our site
We arrived on Saturday and were able to get everything set up with the exception of the water, which had not been turned on yet in our section due to the cold weather (it has since been turned on). We are the only work campers here (the others will arrive around the 1st of May) but we started working on Sunday. After three days of working, I am happy with my progress of learning the reservation system even though I am told I will not have a sure feel of it until the end of the season. I have also been busy stocking the store and doing some cleaning in the office. Ray has been working with Victor doing large projects around the park to get it up and running, cutting trees, cleaning up brush, installing air conditioners in the cabins etc. Once May starts we will be working almost forty hours a week, but that is okay because we enjoy the work and then we will be ready to take the winters off from working.
Sunday we had Lori & Greg out for dinner and Wednesday Raymond and Michelle came out. It was so nice to finally meet her and she is a sweetheart. We were so happy to see them all after being gone for six months and they are all so thrilled that we will be in Florida next year.
I also answered a call in the office Tuesday from someone looking to see if we had a site available. Turned out to be Tim and Debbie Creaghan from our old park in Texas. They had been traveling across Canada to head back to New Brunswick when the weather turned bad and there were no parks open. They crossed into the US and drove along Rt. 90 until they came to this park. They had no idea we were staying and working here. They pulled in that evening and we enjoyed getting together with them for a drink and conversation. It is amazing the friends you make and later run into when you are in this lifestyle.
Mickey and Jerry are loving the new park as well, and have even been going to the dog park since there are no other dogs here right now (that is, when it is not pouring out). They are still trying to get used to the new RV, they seem to wander around like lost little puppies with Jerry looking for his old chair. He sleeps in the corner on the floor so I will have to buy him a nice new bed. Of course, Mickey has taken over the couch but has been pacing so much due to fear of the thunder and lightning storms we have been having.
Looking forward to warm sunny weather and a great season here.