Workamping For Adventureland Park Iowa …… New Chapter…

Have now been working full-time for about a month now at the park. Most of the time it has been either fun or worse case boring. However that all changed yesterday June 24th 2017….

I was working Tattoos ( spray on ) with another lady and we did our best to do a good job on the first busy day of the season. The store is set up to have two stations each with two spray guns, however we only had one working gun so only one station was working. We split the work by one doing all the tattoos and the other doing the cleaning, talking to customers, and taking in the money. We thought all was going well until our supervisor pulled us out two hours early and had us report to the office. A customer complained that she was quoted a price of $4 dollars but charged $8…  All of the signs say $8 unless you have a season pass, I know I did not tell her $4, and I do not believe the other lady did. But that is not the part that has me pissed…. She also claimed we mistreated her children in some way, and again that still is not my problem.

When we had our talk with the supervisors something was said that just sits wrong with me…  One of them said ” who are we to believe the customer? or you? …..   That one line just keeps going around and around in my head….  Up until this I just knew I was going to stay to the end, now not so sure, it will only take one more thing and I will leave. After all is said and done the best part of workamping is the option to up and leave when you want to… The money is nice and is helping but I can get along fine without it.

Workamping at Adventureland Park Iowa ( my point of view )

Ok, I have been here since early April and the first thing I will say is, if I come back next year it will not be until mid May. April is still cold and way to rainy for this old lady. Have to admit all in all the job is mostly fun, if sometimes on the boring side. So far I have been in most of the retail stores, but still not worked at the River ( still closed ) or any of the stores at the water park. The “Train Station ”  is the most fun, first everything is scanned so you do not have to figure out the price or what category it goes under. It is the only place that you get to joke with the kids and parents, because the scanner takes the work out of the job.

Okay about the RV park…. First the only thing I liked about the site I was assigned was that it was close to the laundry. Well that is still true except the laundry room does not open until sometime after 9am now. THAT SUCKS..  I like doing my laundry at 6:30 am just after walking the does, so now when I work the am or mid shift I guess I will just have to stink after day three. I was only given two shirts but work five days at a time, so when do I wash.. This site is small and not level, can not get it level, tried several times. It is also one of the smallest yards, can not tie the dogs outside to play and the fenced in area I have for them is small but just about files up the whole yard.  Keep away from Z4 if you come here. In fact try to stay away from Z4,5,6, and 7……

Today I get to go and play at Adventureland and get some photos of what it looks like when it has people in it. Wonder what I will see….

Back from my walking tour of the park with it open..  Have to love Digital cameras, took over 350 shots. After deleted the truly bad ones got down to 230. Then took out the doubles and not so great shots, oh with this and that got it down to the ones below. Could have been more but the water park is not open today..  Like more is needed… LOL…

 

 

Made a Visit to ” The Blank Park Zoo”

After working for three days in a row I had a change to go to the zoo on my day off so of course I went. SHould have stayed home and done laundry and cleaned the rig, but what fun is that?? Got to see animals that I would not see except at a zoo and spent the day with friends Laura and Herb. below is a link to the zoo, and below that the photos I took and liked. Hope you enjoy.

 

https://www.blankparkzoo.com/

Photo Tour of Adventureland Park

First time workampers were given a walking tour of the park today, lots of beer and dinner included. So I was able to get a few photos, will get some others when the park is open and I am not working.

Free Time is Coming to an End….

Time to go to work, reason it is called WORKamping.

Adventureland Park opens for the season this coming weekend so I will be working a lot more. But that is a good thing because I have spent over $1500.00 getting my fur babies shots up to date. Money well spent because now I know all three are healthy and protected.

So back to last weekend, I worked Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Saturday was cold and windy and I was assigned a store with two garage type doors, day went by so slow.. Sunday I was in the “Corner Store ” the discount store. It has all the items that have been marked down by 50% or more. Again it was a rainy and cold day, but I was busy most of the time selling lots and lots of coats, sweatshirts, and hoodies. Day was fun and time past fast.

Now for Monday, I worked inside at the uniform room. I have to say this is one place I wish I could skip for the rest of the season. It is not a store or even retail from my point of view. It reminds me more of a coat check room and laundry. We check in bags and phones that workers are not allowed to take into the park, sell uniform parts ( hats, pants, extra shirts, ect…. ) to the park workers. Also get to wash aprons and towels that are used by the food and sanitation departments. Lots of odd jobs to keep busy but very boring.

 

This coming weekend the water park section opens, and I get to work it Saturday ( first day ) hoping it will be busy and fun.

 

Note to some friends that know me….  Yes I like being around small kids and babies. Yes I have fun watching families enjoy themselves, yes I think about doing bad things to some of the so-called adults. Question for the season, can I control myself for three months of full-time around people??

Here We go Again…… 2017 Garden attempt

Every year I try to grow some sort of garden, it is the biggest thing I miss about not having a stick and brick house. So far I have not done real well, some years I get a few flowers, others nothing. The one plant that has done well on the road is the Christmas Cactus I found in Texas back in 2012.

So this year I am once again trying to grow from seed, this is what I have so far.. Morning Glory, Nasturtium, and some wild flowers… Now to see what if anything makes it this year..

Adventure at Adventureland RV Park

Well yesterday was interesting to say the least. Weather changed so often I was getting confused. First it was perfect for walking the dogs and taken a walk to the corner store for a coke and snack. Then it rained so hard I had to close all the windows and hold Cheyenne because she was so scared. then it cleared up in time for a good dog walk late in the afternoon, THEN it happened. Sirens started going off because of high winds, 70+ or so I was told. Friend called asking if I was headed to shelter and that was when I decided to take the dog and my dumb ass to a more secure building the RV.  I could not believe how well-behaved my fur kids were, of course I sat away from the other dogs because of Cheyenne’s nature to fight with other dogs and cats.

Rain and high winds latest about 30 minutes before I returned to the RV, oh yah my friend was at a different building ( LOL ) and I did not take my phone or a camera. Photos are from after the storm passed.. My understanding is I am in an area that has in the past been hit with tornadoes so in the future when I hear the siren go off I need to act a bit faster.. But I am happy to know the fur babies are allowed in the buildings when this happens, or I would stay in the RV with them.