If you didn’t read the first post on Amanda and Martha, please go here.
Amanda received a promotion to Head Dishwasher, but she was very gloomy and considering quitting her job. Perhaps it’s her non-committal nature, or the title of Head Dishwater, or the no boyfriend situation. Either way, I decided she needed to go on vacation. Also, because some new vacation-related DLC was released while I was away.
She went to Riverside Retreat for some fresh air.
The ranger stopped by to welcome her and give her a warning about bears in the woods.
At the park, you could rent a cabin like Amanda did, or you could rent a campsite area and pitch a tent. All areas had firepits, fishing holes, and areas to play horseshoes.
The campfires seemed to scare away all of Amanda’s troubles- she was very tense and gloomy when she arrived.
We put her into a more appropriate outfit. Even after all the fresh air and change of pace, she still wanted to quit her job. So, I let her call work from camp.
Her first night she tried to make some friends around the campfire, but nothing really came of that.
Even after she cooked them all some delicious cheese burgers.
Anyone for some night fishing?
In second morning she checked out the camp information kiosk and supply shop.
And then went for a run around the camp since she was feeling energized.
While wandering through the woods, she was startled by a bear. However, the ranger wandered over and didn’t seem afraid, so Amanda investigated.
This was actually a man in a bear costume! At first, Amanda was a little weirded-out by this, but he was a very friendly bear.
They chatted for a long time and became good friends. They laughed over jokes, shared interests and really connected.
By the end of the afternoon, they acted like close friends- perhaps there was something more there?
Amanda exchanged cell phone numbers with the bear- whose real name was Johnnie. Over the course of the next few days, Amanda would chat on the phone and text Johnnie often.
When not exploring the woods or participating in campfires, Amanda spent her time reading in her cabin.
Eventually, she got up enough courage to ask Johnnie to hang out with her at her campsite.
And he did come over. Unfortunately, he was in a very bad mood. Amanda tried to cheer him up with a flirtatious joke, but that just made everything all awkward.
She eventually made him feel better with some jokes about monkeys and a few heartfelt compliments. They had an excellent remainder of the day exploring the woods together. At the end of the night, Amanda confessed she was attracted to Johnnie, he responded kindly, but not in-kind. It was a friendly but awkward situation again.
The next day, Amanda spent much of the day by herself, reading. Until she decided to go sit by the campfire. A very pale man named Dwight joined her. Dwight was being a huge flirt, so Amanda thought perhaps this was her chance, and flirted back. Alas, she just ended up embarrassing herself again- Oh, Amanda!
She spent her last day hanging out with her new friend, Meg. Now, Amanda is headed back home to start a new career- in business!