Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Another mystery solved

During the month we spent at Johnson's Shut-Ins we found ourselves wondering why a fair number of campers never bothered going to the check station to register even when the station was open. People would come in, set up on the site they had reserved, spend a couple days camping, and never bother to check in. We  had a couple campers tell us they thought we'd come to them when we reminded them to go to the check station because that's where the computer was. It made no sense at the time, but then when I was going through some random photos I'd taken at the park I noticed the sign to the right. It's at the entrance to the campground and as of a week ago still had an "off" season message up on it. That line saying "Your Site to Attendant" is removable; it should have come off on April 1 to indicate you're supposed to register at the check station. (It's also a contradiction of what's on the Vacant tags that get placed on available sites, but that's a different issue.)

Oh well. Not my circus, not my monkeys. Just a general feeling of relief that we're never going back to that particular park, or maybe any park in Missouri. I'm still interested in trying other places, but the S.O. says he's not sure he's up to being actively shunned again. But then he's more of an extrovert than I am. Being treated like Invisible People bothered him a lot more than it did me. Although I will concede that it was pretty weird that when one of the maintenance guys dropped off a shovel and bucket he basically just dropped the items and ran. He didn't exactly just do a rolling stop and toss them, but he came pretty close.


  1. I think it has something to do with "show me."

  2. I don't think I could do that job at all.

  3. Facebook has blocked me for three days, it seems that happens to a lot of folks.


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