Sweet Home Alabama (Hillsboro, Alabama)


For those of you still around, I apologize for not having any blogs in awhile. We have had  a lack of internet where we are at, and my laptop screen is shattered so I’m running this off of our TV.

Well, we made it to Alabama the beginning of last month to the Wheeler Lake KOA where we will camp hosting until the end of November… No that doesn’t mean that this is the end, we still have information for those of you interested in learning a little bit about the  workamping lifestyle and what a typical day looks like, plus we will be I Nashville, Tennessee in a few weeks to see what all of the hypes about with Nashville, Tennessee is. We will be visiting Georgia, some of Florida, possibly Kentucky, and we cant forget Dollywood Park up in the Smokey mountains of Tennessee.

So… what do we think of Alabama… love it!!! We have all of the greenery just like back home in the Pacific Northwest, BBQ and steak houses around every corner, cheap prices on everything ($0.98 for a gallon of milk, $1.99 per gallon for regular gasoline), and the history is everywhere! Decatur, Alabama is the closest main city to us (20 miles away) that has everything you could want and need with a low population of people, and history of the old town dating back to the 1800’s.

The down fall about here is the tornadoes are here every year. Storm shelters are like 7/11s out here. We had a close call this last week that had us evacuated into a storm shelter from a storm that just missed us that caused baseball size hail, 3 tornadoes and lightning storms that never quit. Weather can have a 40 degree change in a given day for the good or bad. Lawyer commercials! Please, if you are from around here will you please explain what is with the lawyer advertisements EVERYWHERE!!



We have been asked multiple times of what the camphosting life is like. This is our first job that we have been working at for a month and over all, its very easy, can get busy, but is fun and drama free. Brandy works in the store, selling store items, renting kayaks, renting bikes, booking reservations, selling day and boat ramp passes, Our daughter Kayla works in the store, and helps me outdoors. I keep the grounds cleaned up, fix electrical and plumbing issues that come up, and any general maintenance  that needs done around the camp. We will have more detailed information on this type of work for those wanting to learn a little bit more about this lifestyle.

Over all, the state is a pretty awesome place to see, with lots to do and places to see. The history is all over this state with plenty to learn about. If you have any questions please feel free to let us know and we will get back to you. Our next blog will either be workamping in detail, or a trip to Nashville, Tennessee to see what we can find to do. Have a great day and we will see where we end up next.

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Have you ever wanted to chase your dreams but couldn't manage to get your foot out of the door to do it, due to money, or fear of the unknown? We decided to take a gamble at it by selling everything, buying a truck and trailer, and figuring out how we are going to manage having a family of 5 with a cat and dog fit in a trailer full time while we travel the country. We hope you will follow us along on our journey.

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