So, while the official winner of the Namibia contest was supposed to be announced yesterday, we continue to wait. Hopefully we'll hear something today!
Okay, we've been running this campground for almost two months and there's a couple of things that stand out.
First of all, when we were workcamping at a KOA in Kingston, Ontario, we noticed that many people driving an RV have a problem backing up. And going around corners. We would watch the park filling up on Friday afternoon and evenings and it was a real circus just watching people try to get into their site. I'd guess that 40% of them couldn't back up, and another 40% couldn't even make it around a corner.
Here, it seems quite a bit different. Which is amazing because the sites are quite a bit tighter to get in to, and there are no pull through sites. But the vast majority of drivers here seem to be able to squeeze into some of our tighter sites without much of a problem, while going in reverse! We think it has something to do with the fact that our park caters to fishermen, and of course many fishermen are used to having a boat trailer, so they have had a lot of practice backing up.
Although just yesterday, an old fellow showed up and didn't even attempt to back into his site. He came right up to me and asked if I would do it for him. He was triple towing and had both his trailer and his boat behind him! Said that it since he got older he has a real problem backing up, and it would just be so much easier if I could do it for him. Okay. No problem, happy to help out.
But some things here are the same as they are all over North America. For example, the number of people who think their fire pit is a trash can! If only one person changes their habits because of reading this post, then I'll be happy I mentioned it. Seriously people...your fire pit is for WOOD only! I guess they don't realize, or simply don't care, that someone has to clean all the trash (egg shells, tin cans, diapers!, cigarette butts, plastic bottles and bags) out of the fire pit when they leave so that the site looks presentable for the next campers.
And another thing we notice. The amount of food that gets thrown in the garbage. We have to do the trash collection, so it's easy to see much what's being thrown away. And we're talking perfectly good food. Bunches of grapes, perfectly good apples, unopened bags of hamburger buns. That sort of thing. Totally amazing, to us who are so careful with our food budget.
Anyhow, these are some of the things that stand out to us.
Ruth went golfing last night. Well, sort of. There's a guy near here who built himself a little private golf course just for fun. Six holes. And so some of the ladies from here asked Ruth to join them. They played with tennis balls! But Ruth said it was easier to hit a golf ball because you could get it to go further.
The ladies, playing tennis golf.
This is their "cabin". Funny thing is, the house they live in is only a couple of miles down the road!
If we hear anything about the contest, we'll update you right away! :-)