Lee and a curious calico crisscross the country in a RV, living simply and sustainably.

Archive for the ‘Workamping’ Category

Musings on the Fulltime RV Lifestyle

Bless me father, for I have strayed. It’s been 5 months since my last blog post…

Since leaving the Badlands in October, I traveled to Nashville to work for Amazon again, then followed the Natchez Trace south and veered off to Texas where I’ve been volunteering for 3 months. Despite the fact that I was gifted with free hi-speed internet service here, I have not felt moved to post about my travels. I thought about it a dozen times or so, but never felt ready to write until now. (more…)

Earthquake Lake Visitor Center, Montana

This summer, I filled in for a few weeks at the Yellowstone Association Forest Store on Earthquake Lake, Montana. The Forest Service run Earthquake Lake Visitor Center is 27 miles northwest of the town of West Yellowstone and the busiest park entrance. In August 17, 1959, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake ripped through this popular recreation area, endangering hundreds and killing 28 campers.

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What it’s Like to Work for Yellowstone Association

Note: This is a personal blog post and in no way represents the opinions, interests, or intentions of Yellowstone Association. This is solely my opinion which may change at any time.

Last winter I applied to work at Yellowstone Association (YA), the non-profit organization that contributes to education, preservation and research at Yellowstone National Park. A friend who is a NPS Ranger gave me a great recommendation after I’d already applied online, and I was thrilled to get an interview and subsequent job offer. (more…)

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service

August 25th is the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service. After watching Ken Burns PBS Special on the National Parks a few years ago, I knew that visiting as many parks as possible would be a priority on my RVing adventure. Working and living in Yellowstone National Park for 6 months this year is a dream come true. (more…)

Campground Review – Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, TX

In January I broke a molar and went to a dental clinic in East Texas near where I was parked, fully intending to have the tooth pulled. Instead, the dentist talked me into saving the tooth and putting in a crown. After 6 shots of Novocain, the temporary crown was installed and I was scheduled to return in a month for the permanent crown. Budget shot but tooth saved, I looked online for workcamping jobs in the area and was thrilled to be hired for a short-term assignment at Roma Bluffs World of Birding Center in Roma Bluffs, TX. (more…)

Body, Mind & Spirit Unite at Amazon CamperForce

Note: This is a personal blog post and in no way represents the opinions, interests, or intentions of Amazon.com. This is solely my opinion which may change at any time.

As a longtime yoga practitioner and teacher, I see everything as an opportunity for spiritual growth, even the workplace. Especially the workplace! This is where we trade what we can DO so that later on we can just BE. Or is that the wrong attitude? How about…This is where we can practice just BEING in the midst of DOING. (more…)

The Many Benefits of Working for Amazon Camperforce

Note: This is a personal blog post and in no way represents the opinions, interests, or intentions of Amazon.com. This is solely my opinion which may change at any time.

I signed up to work for Amazon before I’d even purchased my RV, knowing I’d need to supplement my income on the road. In exchange for a salary of $10.75/hr plus overtime and bonuses, I received a full hookup site. The friendships made along the way were icing on the cake. (more…)

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