I’m officially unemployed, at least until next April sometime. Am I sad? Yes, I will miss the North Rim and Grand Canyon. Do I want to stay? No, there’s way too much snow here in winter.
It’s been yet another awesome season. My fourth.
Hiked the North Kaibab trail with Mike.
Joined a wonderful group of Grand Canyon National Park employees on the Colorado River.
And got to fly over Grand Canyon.
I enjoyed leading the Artist-in-Residence program and with the help of other staff as judges there will be a talented and diverse group of artists at the North Rim during the summer of 2012.
I’ve talked to thousands of visitors and hopefully enhanced their experience at Grand Canyon National Park. Most of them now feel like friends.
Had an end of season party Tuesday night at my place and thank goodness FabGrandma remembered to take a few photos.
Ranger programs finished Saturday and I presented the last one of the season, the 8pm evening program about the Native Americans who lived in the canyon almost 1000 years ago.
Sunday I helped the volunteers open the Visitor Center which will be open until October 29th, weather permitting.
The Grand Lodge served its last meal the morning of the 16th and my boss took the remaining Rangers to breakfast.
Sunday night the concession threw its annual Survivor Party including dinner, beer and live music which I attended for a little while with FabGrandma and FabGrandpa.
Now it’s time to pack it up and get ready to roll. Planning on pulling out the 20th when Mike and I leave for a road trip into southeastern Utah to visit some National Parks I haven’t seen in over 35 years.
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