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Saturday, June 16, 2012


Tony and I have stayed at the Sparks Marina many times as it's close to the kids and other family members. Nice place! That time of year you might not have a lot of neighbors, which you will like, but with your work schedule you might not notice anyway. Good luck with the job and hope you have some time for some sight seeing!!


I stayed at the Marina Sparks RV Park last year while working at Amazon. It is the nicest park in the Reno/Parks area. However, it is 33 miles to the Amazon plant, not 25. I carpooled most shifts.

I think the flat $100 fee for electrical is the parks way of making up the site fees. I think Amazon only pays $350 to the Park and the usual site fee is $450 per month. The other parks charge metered electrical.

Many workcampers did not complete their commitment so there were spaces available at the Fernley parks after a few weeks. However, you need to follow up with the parks because even if you are on a waiting list they didn't contact you. I had to contact them, but in the end I stayed at the Marina Sparks RV park because of its central location to Reno and Tahoe.

Fall is a beautiful time in Reno so if you have the opportunity to arrive early there is plenty of hiking, biking, and kayaking to enjoy.

Sounds like it could be fun and pay a few bills for you guys. Hope all is well. It has been a cold and damp start to the camping season in Maine! Maybe the warm weather will get here before the 4th of July. Stay well, travel safe.

You missed quite a show if you didn't stay for the complete Sarah show. She was at our winter RV park in Washington State a couple of years ago. It was so good that I bought 2-3 of her CDs and look forward to my IPOD cycling around to them.

We worked at Coffeyville last year. It is hard work but the pay is good. I would recommend the pickers job if you can get it. We have considered doing it again but will probably wait another year and see. Going in for awhile ahead of peak is a great idea so that your feet can get use to walking on cement 10 hours a day. We started Nov 1 and had only 1 week at 40 hours and then went to 50+ hours making the transition difficult. Good luck.

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