“A genuinely lazy man is always misunderstood” – A Deadly Shade of Gold by John D. Macdonald
Distance to gate from RV: 30 yards
Gate Height: 8-10 Ft
Gate requirements: Gate Guard must open and close gate every time a vehicle enters or leaves the site.
Reason: This is a hunting ranch. It is stocked with exotic animals from Africa as well as Texas Deer.
This is just one of the various varieties of Exotic African Antelope.
Hunters pay big bucks to hunt on this ranch.
Thus, high, heavy fences are necessary to keep the animals from hitting the road to freedom.
However, opening and closing the game is a pain in the ___.
When it was cold, windy, raining, the road became 30 yards of quick sand and the gate was like a kite in the wind. A very heavy kite.
Soooooooooo……….the environment became blue with colorful language.
We were not happy campers.
Times, situations, and people change.
Finally, the sun appeared, the road dried out, the winds died, and with a few ingenious engineering changes made to the gate the job became tolerable.
Figured out that we walk an average of a mile a day working the gate. And, as a result, my legs are stronger, my wind is better and generally my overall health is vastly improved.
So, yes Sharon, there really is a silver lining.
“Their raucous misery was more than idle entertainment; it reaffirmed his own higher place in the natural order.” – “Nature Girl” – Carl Hiassen