Camp Host Cheryl, her dog Rox walk on the beach with Heather and Stephanie
7:30 a.m. - The marine layer keeps things cool as we find our own picnic table, log in and adjust computers for minimal glare.
9 a.m. – We hop on a Teams video meeting with our supervisor. We turn our laptops so she can see the beach. She gets a serious case of the envies.
12:30 p.m. – Lunch time and beach walk! We come across the Camp Host, Cheryl walking her sweet dog, Rox. Cheryl is a retired professor. They’re living in a Winnebago and hosting at state parks in Grays Harbor County. What an encore!
Cheryl’s duties include campsite clean-up. We’re curious: what kind of trash is most common?
“People make S’mores and the little corner of the candy bar wrapper blows away,” she says. (Pro tip: Make sure to search for the scraps before diving into your treat!)
1 p.m. – We walk back to our picnic table. We brainstorm the possibility of early retirement, van life and camp hosting. (One can dream, right?)
1:15 pm – We work quietly. Ocean waves, children’s laughter and sea breezes add to the ambiance.