Aloha and Bonjour, Colette LaFleur once again reporting on an adventure led by Her Highness, The Hawaiian Princess. We packed our camper and headed to the woods of the Florida Panhandle for a three-month stint as camp hosts.
What is a camp host? Camp hosts are volunteers who help the rangers and professional staff of the state parks so the rangers have time for more important duties. The hosts clean and maintain the campgrounds, day use areas, clean fire rings, sell firewood, and dozen of other tasks.
When Madame began this adventure, it was the first part of November and the weather was quite comfortable. We knew it wouldn’t last, but we were hopeful that it might last. We are sad to report, the pleasant weather did not last and it turned cold in the panhandle.
We worked a four days on and three days off shift and traded off with the other camp host. On Mondays, we were the field volunteers. Field volunteers keep the day use areas, park grounds, boat harbor and scout camp areas cleaned and repaired.
There were so many wonderful experiences as camp hosts. We met so many wonderful people from all over the country. We were intrigued so many single older women were camping and living full time in their campers, traveling around the country and seeing all of its beauty.
We still keep in touch with a number of the campers we met and camp hosts. So quickly you find new friends and can’t wait to cross paths with them somewhere else in the USA.
From here we take a month off so our Princess can return to the islands to be present at her grandson’s wedding and then on to Suwanee River State Park in Live Oak, Florida.