A decision has finally been made and I’m going back to Yarnell for the winter. But first I have to remove the camper from the truck so I can tow the 5th-wheel. So, I’m driving back to Yarnell today to drop the camper and back to the North Rim Wednesday. Then I have about two weeks left of my summer season at the North Rim before hauling the big house to I know not where. Have locals looking for options.
This trip includes no lollygaging along the way. It’s a seven hour drive from the North Rim to Yarnell. Way more than I usually like to drive in a day. I’ll be able to take my time on the next trip down with the 5er.
Why Yarnell? I have lived there 10 winters and made friends in this lovely small community. My BFF is having a knee operated on this winter and I’ll be there to help her through recovery.
Will I travel this winter? I have at least two trips planned. The Grand Canyon Historic Symposium on the South Rim November 4-6. And a January trip to Quartzsite, Arizona for a couple of gatherings. Sure hope there’s more in store.
Sometimes I have a difficult time making a decision. Maybe too many options bogs me down. Then there’s the ideas that just cost too much money. I’d really like to return to South Africa but it doesn’t seem to be in the budget this year. I’ll keep dreaming.
I applied for two winter seasonal positions, Big Bend and Death Valley. And although I was referred to both never got a call, interview, or offer. Being a Park Ranger is really competitive work and winter season offers less choices.
So I’m headed back to Yarnell.
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