My radio alarm turned on at 6 a.m. My sleepy body said, "On no, this is Sunday, should I really get up and drive 60 miles so I may transition into a gardener and painter or roll over and fall back to sleep?"
I staggered out of bed and found my way through the early morning autumn darkness into the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. I knew if I found some way to overcome this initial lazy thought – today would produce:
Adventure. Exercise. Learn. New friends. Fun.
|Park Champions - Gardeners - Working Together - by DW|
|We worked together painting this fence!|
|Park Champions at San Juan Bautista Historical Park - CA by DW|
I found my way into this small group of strangers of all ages in the early morning with one common pledge – to help clean up this fabulous State Historical Park I have shared with you in other stories. Although we had our smart phones to post pictures and share – we escaped sitting behind the computer finding so many surprises during the day.
I remembered two things as I worked. One is from the movie, Karate Kid, about building patience and strength through everyday work. The other as the history enthusiast, I remember all of the different Work Progress Administration projects completed during President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. Why not hire people to work on projects like these? This begins rebuilding our country's infrastructure while providing paid jobs to people - the same people who buy things.
|Working behind the scenes as State Park Champions - by DW|
I continue to share pictures and stories of this day as a Park Champion ~ working at San Juan Bautista Historical Park. ~ The Fun Tour Guru
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Thank for for the great write up about the Park Champion Day at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. Would you mind if I used your article and a few photos for the monthly state park volunteer newsletter? I will list your blog address and would like to add your last name (if you don't mind). And Thank You for being a Park Champion.
San Juan Bautista State Historic Park