Work-Glamping… Part Two

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As for the RV sites… There are a total of 26 gravel sites with a grass strip separating one from the other. Eighteen sites are on one side of the entry drive

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and the other 8 are on the far side.

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To get ready for the busy season we scour the picnic tables,

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brush out the cobwebs inside the electrical pedestals, wipe down the outsides, and check for leaking water faucets.

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We also pick up fallen pine cones from the gravel and place them inside the fire grate in the Pavillion as kindling.

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The Pavillion needs an initial spring cleaning to get ready for guests and RV Clubs.

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Tables need to be set up for potlucks and meetings. Chairs need to be stacked for guests to use. The outdoor kitchen and refrigerator need to be cleaned and stocked with the appropriate supplies.

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Wood for burning and wood for kindling needs to be stacked. Jeff and I loaded and unloaded cut wood into the Kabota

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while Charlotte drove the tractor from the wood pile to the Pavillion.

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Finally, the settling pine needles, cobwebs, and other debris from the winter needs to be blown away. Now it is just a matter of maintenance.


Trash… There is no dumpster or garbage pickup service here. Instead, we have a trailer for storing the bags of trash.

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When it’s full, Gary has to haul it to the nearest Coos County dump site which is a 2 hour round trip drive.

Anything that can burn goes into the burn bin behind the Nichols’ garage

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or, in our case, we use it as kindling in the Pavillion fireplace when guests are not here. Large boxes, fallen limbs, and gardening debris get stacked in the burn pile.

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On windless days Charlotte sets the mound on fire and let’s it smolder. Burn season, however, ends with an official notice, sometime in June, to prevent forest fires.

Lots of plastic and glass bottles are charged a deposit fee in Oregon and can easily be redeemed in Myrtle Point, 18 miles away. Other glass, plastic, and recyclable containers are separated out of the trailer trash and hauled to the dump in the back of the truck.

Food scraps get dumped in “buzzard alley” across the bridge on the far west side of the RV park, across the bridge, and into a thicket of bushes.

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Charlotte has trash bins outside of the Pavillion appropriately labeled for separating garbage.

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Very few guests, however, take the time to separate their trash. Jeff hauls bags of garbage to the trailer and then climbs in to stomp them down. He reminds me of Lucille Ball in the I Love Lucy episode in which she steps inside the vat of grapes and crushes the fruit with her feet!

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