In a blog post back in December, I mentioned the Amazon Prime program, which my buddy Greg White turned us on to. The program gives special discounts on Amazon purchases and free two-day shipping on anything stocked and sold by Amazon. While it costs about $80 a year, the savings quickly added up and it paid for itself over Christmas.
Just how fast is Prime? Let me give you an example: Thursday afternoon about 4 P.M. I ordered some books from Amazon and clicked the button for Prime shipping. At 4:45 A.M. Friday morning I got an e-mail saying that the books had been shipped. And by noon yesterday (Friday) the books had already been delivered! It usually takes a couple of days, but since they were shipped from the Phoenix warehouse, they were delivered in less than 24 hours. Now that’s fast!
Chris Wilson, at Southeast Publications, e-mailed me yesterday to announce a new free app for android phones and tablets called MobileRVing. RVers can use the new app to find campgrounds by searching by name, state, zip code, or just asking it to find a campground near you. Using the app, you can view the campground site map, a list of amenities, and contact information. It’s like having a campground directory right in your smart phone! Chris said there will be a release of the app for iPhones and iPads coming soon. Check it out, it could come in very handy for RVers looking for a place to spend the night.
I also had an e-mail from someone yesterday asking me to tell you about a workkamping gig at a bluegrass festival grounds in Missouri. They are asking for couples to work 20-25 hours a week each (40-50 hours total) in exchange for a 30 amp full hookup RV site on grass. There are a couple of extra benefits that come with the job, but that just seems like a lot of hours to put in to me, and I wrote back and told him that.
Browsing through Workamper News, I found many opportunities where all that is required is 18 to 20 hours per week total for a full hookup 50 amp site. We have friends that are currently volunteering at Mustang Island State Park in Texas who are only required to put in 18 hours total a week in exchange for a full hookup site one sand dune away from the Gulf of Mexico. I’ll admit that we have never taken a workamping job because we are busy running our business on the road. For those of you who have, what do you consider a fair exchange of hours per week for a full hookup RV site?
The weather is starting to warm back up here in Mesa, and hopefully Miss Terry and I will soon be feeling well enough to take advantage of it. I think we’ve both got cabin fever to go along with all the aches and pains of our colds. Maybe just being out in the sunshine would help a lot.
Thought For The Day – The man who says his wife can’t take a joke forgets that she took him.