Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! One of my favorite holidays, all us work campers here are cooking up our favorite side dishes and the boss is cooking up the turkeys! We’ll use one of the club houses and have a BIG dinner!!

Since we’ve been here and had good high speed internet, I’ve been able to update all our pictures on Flickr. There are over 10,000 pictures now, so if you’re bored or at work click on the link to check them out: Our Flickr pictures

Here’s something new we’ve added, our Google map location. As we move around it might be fun to see the satellite views of the areas we're in.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hi’ Ho, hi’ ho, It’s off to work we go!

We’re working again! We’re working and spending the holidays at Flying Flags RV Resort and Campground in Buellton, California. Jane’s working at the registration desk and store and I’m on the maintenance crew.

Here is the Store/registration and Lounge

Café at the pool

The pool and one of the hot tubs, I get to clean these every day!

Game room

Laundry room

Main club house, laundry, game room, pool, café and spas.

Cabins, we just finished putting the skirting around the bottom

One of the sites, you can see the cabins in the background

The playground

The exercise room

One of the Club Houses

The propane cow

The maintenance yard

This is our little slice of California!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween California Style

This is our first California Halloween.
Step 1. Carve Pumpkins
Step 2. Get in Costume and consume massive amounts of ice cream.
Step 3. Go Trick or treating!

Jordyn was dressed as a vampire and Robbie was a ninja.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Alcatraz... The Rock

Life on the Rock, isn’t easy! Good thing we are just visiting. :) A lot of these pictures you should recognize from some of the movies made about this place.

The big building here is building 64, the original barracks. Behind that is the Sally Port the oldest structure on the island. The sally port dates to the 1850s when Alcatraz was fortified by the US Army. You can see one of the guard towers to the right, the guards were locked in the towers for 8 hours shifts.
Control room
The next photo’s are of the intake area, they showered here and received their prison uniforms.
This is “Broadway”. New prisoners were marched down Broadway when they first arrived, to the taunts of the other prisoners looking out of their cells.
The Dining hall or “The Gas Chamber”. The dining hall had a tear gas system mounted in the ceiling in case of riots.
Library, no inmates were allowed in the library. They were only allowed to check books out.
Made famous by Clint Eastwood in the movie Escape from Alcatraz, this is one of the 5ft by 9ft cells that Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin escaped from and were never seen again.

This is the power plant for the island

The Exercise Yard. On Alcatraz, the ability to go out to the yard was a privilege that had to be earned.

Alcatraz was the home of the West Coast’s first lighthouse. Equipped with a simple oil lamp, the Alcatraz light began guiding ships through the narrow entrance to the bay in 1854. In 1909, when construction of the cellhouse threatened to block the light beam to the north, the old lighthouse was replaced with the 84-foot tower seen on the island today. The tower’s automated rotating light, supplemented by powerful foghorns on either side of the island, continues to be a key navigational aid.