Fulltiming Since January 2008 travel blog

This is "The Gate". (Actually I took this standing just inside the...

Whew, we have been so busy getting settled into our new job! But now we are settled and I have some time to catch you all up.

Ever since we started fulltiming, as we traveled about, we have heard of RVers being “gate guards”. Willis and I discussed it over the years on and off as we listened to the various stories about the pay, the job, the good and the bad points of gate guarding. Should we give it a try? Most of the time we talked ourselves out of it thinking we didn’t have the right sort of RV, or we wouldn’t want to be tied down for any period of time, or maybe we would get bored. But, recently, an opportunity presented itself for us to give this job a try so we took it. After all, how else will we know what being a gate guard is really like unless we actually do the job.

So here we are, a few miles out of Tilden, TX, guarding a gate. The ranch owner has provided us with a full hook-up on a gravel pad and the company we are working for has provided us the necessary equipment (four large halogen lights, uniforms, sign-in/out sheets, signage, etc.) We are now settled and sharing the duties of opening and closing a gate and signing drivers in and out of the property.

We don’t know, at this time, how long we will be here. It all depends on the length of time it takes to do the work on the property. So, for the time being, we are happily snuggled in with plenty to read, each other (and Blayde) for company, and a weekly paycheck!

I probably won’t be adding much to our trip journal while we are here. Once we get back on the road I may start my entries back up… but for now, know that we love receiving your emails and we are missing all of our family and friends. Do keep in touch!

Happy Travels,


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