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Old 07-09-2014, 06:17 AM   #21
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As a current camp host I wish all of you that posted here previously were in the park I am. After bath house duty I spend a lot of time riding around the sites on a golf cart picking up trash, but mainly butts. They are everywhere. I have heard campers make the statement "I paid my daily fee, let some flunky pick up my trash". I guess I retired and became a flunky, but then I get to live here for free and this guy doesn't.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:13 AM   #22
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As a current camp host I wish all of you that posted here previously were in the park I am. After bath house duty I spend a lot of time riding around the sites on a golf cart picking up trash, but mainly butts. They are everywhere. I have heard campers make the statement "I paid my daily fee, let some flunky pick up my trash". I guess I retired and became a flunky, but then I get to live here for free and this guy doesn't.
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You didn't mention the broken shower heads,handles or soap dispensers. What would happen if you didn't lock up the wood. Where do all those doggie bags go and how in the hell did that steel fire pit get broken.
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Well Ed, thanks for trying.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:10 AM   #24
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As a current camp host I wish all of you that posted here previously were in the park I am. After bath house duty I spend a lot of time riding around the sites on a golf cart picking up trash, but mainly butts. They are everywhere. I have heard campers make the statement "I paid my daily fee, let some flunky pick up my trash". I guess I retired and became a flunky, but then I get to live here for free and this guy doesn't.
Most hosts don't get nearly enough credo! You guys really work hard!

The occasional host can be kind of a jerk though. I was at a park and had just pulled up, had barely positioned my trailer and was in the process of disconnecting. In the process of positioning my trailer, my front right tire went off the asphalt, by one tire width. The inside edge of my tire was about 1 inch from actual asphalt. This area of the ground is covered with gravel for about 3 feet from the edge (overflow from years of resurfacing), so I had one tire on the gravel adjacent to the asphalt. The host felt it necessary to come over and ask me to move my truck back on the asphalt as soon as I was unhooked. No "hi how ya doin'" or anything, just a "make sure you get your truck back on the asphalt when you're done unhookin'"

I don't think he was a very happy person or he wasn't feeling well or something. He barely acknowledged us the rest of the weekend, not even to return a friendly wave or anything.

Anyway, sorry to get off topic, but hosts really do deserve some respect.
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Most hosts don't get nearly enough credo! You guys really work hard!

The occasional host can be kind of a jerk though. I was at a park and had just pulled up, had barely positioned my trailer and was in the process of disconnecting. In the process of positioning my trailer, my front right tire went off the asphalt, by one tire width. The inside edge of my tire was about 1 inch from actual asphalt. This area of the ground is covered with gravel for about 3 feet from the edge (overflow from years of resurfacing), so I had one tire on the gravel adjacent to the asphalt. The host felt it necessary to come over and ask me to move my truck back on the asphalt as soon as I was unhooked. No "hi how ya doin'" or anything, just a "make sure you get your truck back on the asphalt when you're done unhookin'"

I don't think he was a very happy person or he wasn't feeling well or something. He barely acknowledged us the rest of the weekend, not even to return a friendly wave or anything.

Anyway, sorry to get off topic, but hosts really do deserve some respect.
Hosts like that get their names written on the comment cards I fill out and send to the DNR. If they can't interact with guests on a friendly level even if they are chastising someone, then they don't belong in that position. Part of being a good host is public/human relations skills.
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I have a Lab she is 1 year old. She has taken to cigarette butts. I was in TN camping this past week, and she was having a field day sniffing them out in the grass and eating them at our site.
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I have a Lab she is 1 year old. She has taken to cigarette butts. I was in TN camping this past week, and she was having a field day sniffing them out in the grass and eating them at our site.
Don't you just hate that when you take your best friend for a walk. Kind of the same thing with "Tunce" I have to keep my eyes to the grind stone every foot of the way. Good thing she can find her way back to the car or "TT" because I'm to busy just looking at the ground.
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..."I paid my daily fee, let some flunky pick up my trash".

Ugh, I hate hearing this. I teach my kids to clean up everything...and leave nothing.
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I for one would not be a campground host! I too have seen what they have to put up with. I always strike up a conversation with our host and all have been very enjoyable. I am sure there are some bad apples out there, as they are everywhere. As far as butts, that is a pet peeve of mine, especially since I don't smoke. Those of us who have been in the military know how to field strip a butt. Those that have not probably don't and don't want to know. They just throw them wherever they happen to be. I hated that duty in the Marines. When it came to police up time, I pointed out the butts to all the smokers! That went over well! My hats off to you campground hosts. I thought about doing that but after seeing all you have to put up with, just decided to sit by the fire and relax and pay my daily fee!
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I have a trail camera set up beside my site and get a lot of good pictures day and night of deer and other critters. This one showed up a couple of days ago - wood thief. My camera is rather high end and the shutter speed is set to fast. Obviously she was walking pretty quickly.
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