Arrived at my summer Grand Canyon home Wednesday afternoon. Returning to an old friend yet always with new eyes. I am so fortunate to live and work here for six months of the year.
The new to me truck pulled the 5th-wheel like a dream. Up over several mountain passes averaged 10-12/mpg. And when not towing 19/mpg. I’m a happy camper. Notice how the color matches RV accents.
Parked, leveled and ready for the summer season. Well, almost ready. Still have to dig out the official Park Ranger uniforms, dust off the iconic “flat top” hat, and spiff up a few programs.
Doesn’t quite feel like summer temperatures at 8200 feet. Yet there is very little snow left. Guess I’ll put away the summer dresses and pull out the sweaters. Snow will most likely fall again. Of course, nothing normal about weather.
I did notice some Mahoney blooming near the rim.
The North Rim doesn’t open to the public until May 15th, 2013. So over the next couple weeks we’ll be preparing for the crowds. It’s sort of like re-opening a small town every spring. Sure hope you’re planning to visit Grand Canyon. Stop by the North Rim visitor center and say hi. Or see you on a trail.
In the mean time, it’s really nice to enjoy the park’s peace and quiet. Life is good at my summer Grand Canyon home.
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