Summer in Oregon

Orientation Day

I had to drive down to Prineville for an all day orientation.  I met Loren and his wife Sue.  He was the guy who originally called me back in February regarding the job.  There was also the camp hosts from the neighboring campsites that work for the same concessionaire.  It was really nice as they had a nice selection of food for breakfast and they also bought our lunch.  We went over all our duties and everyone had lots of questions.  It was also nice to be able to talk to other hosts about what to expect.

Weatherman was this in your prediction?

After the orientation I stopped off at the grocery store for a few items and then headed back to camp.  I was surfing the net when I happened to look up and this is what I saw.

It is not the best picture as I was taking it out of my windows.  This is a better pic of what was happening.

Start of my summer job – HA!

IT WAS SNOWING!  I thought this was going to be my summer job.  I saw more snow now then I did last winter while working for Amazon.

It didn’t get real deep but it was pretty amazing to see.  I think the last time I saw snow falling was on one of my ski trips to Mammoth Lakes back in 2010.  It was really neat.

Brrrrr!!  Very cold!!!  

Of course with the snow comes the COLD!  The day I arrived at this campground it was a beautiful day with a temperature of 86 degrees.  I guess it just shows how unpredictable the weather can be here in Central Oregon.

Memorial Weekend went off well

All this took place on the 24th just before the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  I was figuring I was going to be bombarded with campers.  Friday it rained and melted much of the snow away.  But the cold decided to stay on for a few extra days.  My first holiday weekend turned out to be pretty good.  I was very busy selling firewood and collecting camping fees but it wasn’t bad at all.  The campground was over 1/2 full and most of the campers were signed up to stay the whole weekend.  It is just a bummer that it happened to be soooooo cooold!!!


10 thoughts on “Summer in Oregon

  1. Well, I did ask for snow pictures, didn’t I? Hope it’s been warm and sunny the last few days. That’s the way it’s been here in Eugene, and that’s the way we like it. Enjoy.

  2. Hi, Jim! It’s interesting reading about your new camp host job. Anyone thinking about becoming a host can learn a lot from your experiences. Once you get all the start-up work done and get into the swing of things, you’ll be able to fully enjoy. Wishing you the best…. May all your campers be easy guests and the pine trees hang on to their needles!

  3. Well, if you’re warm and cozy I say bring on the snow. I can’t wait to see/read about your future weather. It still looks very lovely!

  4. Beautiful sight! I have an idea- why dont you buy and prepackage stuff for somemores for a small price- the campers would love this!!

  5. Brrrrrrrrr, that’s looking a tad on the cold side for me. I’m not a big cold weather guy but snow can sure make for some nice photos. Looks like you have yourself a fine spot there. Nothing like the Piney woods.

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