Sunday, January 30, 2011

Picture Day

This is part of the new section of the rim trail, that now starts at the Kaibab trailhead. Not much snow around the park but pretty sure this trail will get covered tomorrow.

The 2 people standing on the rock at Mather Point are from Southern Alaska, which really made me laugh when the guy started acting like he was cold when the wind blew today.

First time I have seen this new ampitheater near Mather Point.
I took just over 100 pictures today and would have stayed outside longer if the wind was not so cold. But overall if was nice to be out wandering around enjoying the view, the raven who must of been waiting to grab my apple, and watching people get surprised when they asked where I was from and I told them that I live here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Breakfast @ Bright Angel Restaurant

I dont go over to BA often for breakfast but today I was craving a "Garden Skillet". I mean where else am I going to get yummy portabello mushrooms & broccoli with 3 eggs made to order. It's my favorite breakfast there...or at least from the ones I have tried. If it didn't cost so much more then E-Cafe, I would eat at BA more often.

Now I just got to figure out the point s value for this meal before I go to my Weight Watchers meeting later this evening.

Right at this moment it's 44 degrees outside and according to weatherbug it should get up to the low 50's today. With the sun shining outside, it feels like a Spring day. At least here family back East have been getting snow and below 0 temps.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm Staying

Couple months ago I started applying to a bunch of different jobs in Alaska. Recently I wrote my brother and told him that I would be staying here @ GCSR.

Oh every now & then I will still daydream about Alaska but if I want to see it bad enough I will just have to save money and use my 2 weeks of vacation time to go up there for a visit.

At least by just visiting, I won't have to get rid of lots of stuff in order to pack and move. And after a visit I would still be able to come home to GCSR to my own "single-status" room.
Moving to Alaska or anywhere else would mean I get stuck with a roommate.

And yes, GCSR still feels like home.
Oh & by the way, the picture in this blog was taken at the award banquet this month. I went with a neighbor as her guest. My neighbor has been working here for 25 years. My 5th-yr anniversary will be up in March 2012 but my own awards banquet will be in 2 years. Wonder what little speech they will say about me then.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Just scored a 2-night camping trip

Every year we get a day off with pay for our birthday, and we got 30 days to use it. Well my birthday isn't until March 16th and I was thinking I would try and see if there was an open spot at the campground at Indian Gardens around the first week of April.

Today after work, I went to the backcountry office to check out available dates and was told that space was available for the 13th & 14th of I took both nights. Yee-Haw, I can hardly wait.

Now whenever I hike that knees are just starting to kill me, and it seems like forever to get back up out of the canyon afterwards (but so worth it). Anyways, this time I am really going to try to prepare for this hike.
For anyone who has never done this's only 4.6 miles of a winding steep trail. The longest 4.6 miles that I have ever hiked back up.

Anyways in other news...had a short day at work. 1 fun thing about working in a cafeteria is that it gets interesting to watch what different people order for lunch.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's 1-1-11

Took the pic this afternoon...I'm looking towards the El Tovar hotel
Well looks like we survived another year... and my New Year Resolution seems pretty simple
"Get High on Life...enjoy SOMETHING every single day"
I'm not saying that every 24 hrs of every day in this year will be great, but there is usually a little something that can make me laugh or just feel good. I am tired of listening to drama from co-workers & family members. I would rather look for positive things in life.

It is 25 degrees below 0 right now @ 2am. Finally up to 23 degrees above 0 @5pm