Monday, May 30, 2011

'11/#24 Busy Busy Busy!

It has been a whole week since I have written & yet there doesn't seem to be that much to write about. We have been busy but it appears that we have boring lives right now but here goes.

On Tuesday we went to the pot luck dinner that is sponsored by DollyWood for all the workcampers that show up each year. There was well over 100 people there so it is easy to see why DW appreciates their workcampers so much. It was interesting to see the number of return workers & the diversify of the group. The oldest was 86 years old & the youngest was 13 years old. Quite a span if you ask me. Lots of good food, door prizes, & a chance to make new friends. Damn we love our lifestyle.

Wednesday & Thursday we worked at our new home at Reds Drive In. The place is crazy busy & we have been told that it is the busiest food vendor in the park. I can believe it! Doors open at 11am & the next thing we know it is 3 0'clock. We said we wanted some place that would keep us busy but this might be a little more than we bargained for. Anyway, it sure beats staring at the clock. We go home smelling like burgers & fries & we are tired, but it is a good tired. The people we work with are great. They are all friendly & like to have fun while they are at work. So the time goes by even quicker when we are laughing.

Friday was pay day & we picked up our first paycheck. Down to the bank to make the deposit & straight to the outlet mall to see how fast it could be spent. Mary decided she needed to update her wardrobe to reflect her more mature almost 50 year old status. Some shrewd & frugal shopping & she added a few frocks to her closet without putting too much if a dent in the bank account.

Saturday we slept in but eventually got moving. We wanted to explore some of the back roads in the area so off we headed on our bikes. The weather was beautiful & the roads well paved. After too many turns back & forth around the mountains we had no idea where we were. Mary needed to stop & rest her hands. Motorcycling is taking it's toll on her wrists. Even after carpal tunnel surgery the vibrations & constant clutching & braking is too much. The pain has taken the fun out of riding for her. We will probably be selling her bike soon. A few more zigs & zags around the mountain & we found our way back to Pigeon Forge.

Sunday was the Memorial Day Holiday weekend so everybody & their ugly cousins decided to go to Dollywood. It was INSANE! Burgers & fries & hot dogs & chili fries & drinks & shakes & anything else we could broil, fry, or pour flew out of the kitchen. The day blew past us before we knew it. We were tired & hungry but had no desire to cook so I treated us to dinner out.Mary didn't even want to go home to change so we went right to the restaurant. poodle skirt & all. A few looks & a friendly comment or two but we didn't care. We worked Monday even though it was supposed to be our day off but it was much easier than the previous day.

We are looking forward to being off Tuesday. Some rest, some laundry, & maybe one of the local shows is all we have planned. With any luck that will be all that comes up! So even though we are tired, it is a good tired & we are having fun. I will now close this blog before I close my eyes for some well deserved sleep in our home in Pigeon Forge because.....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear the two of you are doing ok with Dollywood. Sure it's an experience that you'll never forget! Derek