Nice sunset view as we pass over London, England, on our way to Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Shkodra, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Hiking the Peaks of the Balkans, June 13-24!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Kingston, Ontario

Sherman and our car at the Kingston KOA Kampground

Friday May 1…11:00pm

Drove down to our summer parking spot today. We are parked up at the KOA near Kingston, Ontario for the next 6 months. About a 2 hour drive from either of our parents, so close visiting distance.

Ruth will be handling the “workamping” responsibilities, which involve 16 hours per week of work at the campground in order to pay for our full service campsite. We also get free internet, and free use of the laundry. Any hours over and above the 16, she will get paid for. I will go into Kingston and get a job…hopefully something within bike riding distance from the campground, although we do have our small car with us.

We are on a gravel site, parked with a few others who are here for the entire season. But it’s a large enough site, so we don’t feel like we’re right on top of our neighbours. Many of them will only be here on weekends anyhow, and really it’s only July and August when it will be busy anyhow.

We met Hans, the owner, and had a short meeting with him and some of the other people working here. Then Hans showed us around the campground. He keeps it spotless here, and has been consistantly rated in the top 20 KOA campgrounds of the 400 or so in North America. They have a heated swimming pool, and that should be open by May 22.

Now that we’re parked up for the summer, I’ll only be doing weekly updates here. Thanks for following our travels, and we look forward to sharing more with you in the fall of 2009!

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…550

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