July 4, 2016
As happens every year on 4th of July, or at least the nine I’ve worked at Grand Canyon, we don’t shoot fireworks and instead have a water parade at the North Rim.
Uncle Sam made an appearance (one of the maintenance guys) with his classic truck decked out for the celebration.
And here comes the parade. First the National Park’s Law Enforcement, ambulance, and fire trucks.
Followed by Smokey Bear.
Next in line the concessionaire Forever Resort’s employee shuttle, laundry truck, housekeepers, and maintenance truck.
A Kaibab squirrely Ranger was seen.
Wranglers road in on mules.
Three rounds in front of the Lodge then off to the campground for a loop or two. Almost everybody getting very wet along the way. Although there is a dry zone and employees in uniform are not supposed to get sprayed.
Afterwards all that was left was water.
And a soggy Uncle Sam.
Funny thing, this is my 1776th post. Only a week and 240 years late.
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