Saturday, January 11, 2014

Good News

Judy and I are glad that the typically warm weather has returned to the Central Florida area. Our daily routines were only affected minimally. This week we have continued our Adelaide Shores RV Resort routine of shuffle board, cards, socializing and just plain taking it easy. Friday Judy returned to the tennis courts and reported that her injured knee performed fine. She also found a new hair salon that she is totally impressed with. That means I don’t have to listen to constant whining between her haircuts, at least for the next couple of months.

I mentioned that we would be having our phone interview for a camp host position in the last blog. Monday, we got the call from Portland General Electric’s reps John and Lindsay. They conducted a very thorough interview with us that lasted an hour or so. We were told that a decision would be made no later than Friday. I liked that because we had not applied for any other positions and I felt I would have time to find something else if this job did not pan out. Judy and I both were confident in our interview performance. We also recognized that being 3200 miles away would not be a positive. We did mention to John and Lindsay that our son lived in Portland, so they knew we did have a reason to come out to the area so far away.

Judy and I waited patiently for Friday to arrive so we would know one way or another. The phone rang at noon (9:00AM PST) and Judy passed my cell phone to me to answer. It was in fact John and Lindsay calling to offer Judy and I the position at the PGE Pelton Point campground near Madras, Oregon on Lake Stimitustus. We expressed our excitement to them and told them we look forward to being part of the PGE team. There are some other requirements that we must meet such as physicals and drug test, but I don’t think those will be problematic. I’ll provide more info as it becomes available.  Judy and I will start our westward trek around March 10th. Our start date is mid April.

Some pics I snagged off of the internet;
250 Pelton CG map     250 pelton cg site
250 cg post card
That is all for now.
Next Blog: about a week


  1. Looks like a beautiful area! :) Congrats on getting the position. It will be great to be able to be so close to your son for a period of time.

    1. We will be looking forward to you and Harry stopping by!!!

  2. Oregon is so nice! That looks like a great place to sit for awhile too, and summer weather is beautiful.

  3. Congrats on getting the job you were hoping to get. We'll be there for a visit, it looks great!

  4. Hooray for Team Maddox! I was so happy to hear you got (well, almost) the job. I love that area....awesome.

  5. Hey good news for you. Looks like you will have enough time to enjoy a slow pace on the journey to Oregon.

  6. Congratulations! And what a nice bonus that your son will be nearby as well.

  7. How exciting! Glad that worked out for you guys :-).