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Getting sentimental in my elderly years. It was the mid-eighties when I first saw the Grand Canyon.  It was to be a summer thing; save some dough, go home.  Didn't work out that way.  I ended up in that park for close to twenty years.   With all the racial division going on today, I want to talk about about how I, an African American (my birth certificate says colored and that's cool) was able to live in a dorm where I was the only Black guy.

I think of my roommate, he was 18 and he…


Added by Derrick Johnson on April 19, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

Living in Paradis

In religion, paradise is a place of exceptional happiness and delight.[1]Paradisiacal notions are often laden with pastoral imagery, and may be …


Added by Sunni on January 30, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Christmas in Death Valley

I got to dress up for the holiday and pass out candy canes to kids that were traveling through the park. The picture above was taken in the EDR.

Manager put up a little tree in our gift…


Added by Sunni on December 25, 2018 at 10:04am — 1 Comment


Enjoying the cabin life in Garner, North Carolina. I have full Internet Spectrum and self control over sleeping family weekend Time's and making few friends around Garner. 

I have Nissan SUV and keeping busy and learning about stuff on bbc 5 live. I enjoy Kapa Radio Hawaii islands Music all the time. I have Home Wifi for my old smart phone for Kapa Radio. 

I have been very happy sticking in one location for couple several years now since 2013.

Keeping tabs on my budget…


Added by Bob Blockus on September 24, 2018 at 11:19am — No Comments

Dorms @ Stovepipe Wells

Over the years I haven't seen a whole lot mentioned about Stovepipe Wells. So I figured that while I am here, I would post about the place in case anyone wants to work here in the future.

That is one of the hotel rooms, I stayed in for awhile when I first got to Stovepipe.  So if you get a housekeeper job...that's what you will be cleaning, and please do a…


Added by Sunni on July 25, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Another Try in Death Valley

Monday I sent off an application to Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley.  Within 3 minutes, I had received  an email back stating that they wanted to do a phone interview...3 minutes...WOW!!

Well I had my phone interview yesterday and got the retail job. I have to be there on June 25th, for the year-round job. Just hope I don't melt. Yesterday I also got an email from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon asking me to set up a time next week for a phone interview. 

Scotty's Castle…


Added by Sunni on June 13, 2018 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

My Travel Itinerary for TOMORROW

My Travel Itinerary:

5/12 Saturday: SLC>Idaho Falls Temple>Shelby, Montana

5/13 Sunday: (Church in Shelby or Lethridge or Cardston)Shelby, Montana>Grand Prairie, Alberta Canada

5/14 Monday: Grand Prarie, Alberta Canada>Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada

5/15 Tuesday: Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada> Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada

5/16 Wednesday: Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory>DENALI NATIONAL PARK! Arrive in Healy on Wednesday!!…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on May 11, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments


I am an independent woman who is unafraid. I am a woman who travels alone and navigates the world seeking adventure. I do not tolerate relationships that are harmful to me and my well being. I do not tolerate being touched physical when it is unwelcome. I will not tolerate male chauvinism. I lead a happy life where I am a part of the community instead of a clique. I am physically at my peak. I eat a plant based diet and I sleep well.

These are a few short phrases I wrote down for…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on May 9, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments


When I woke up this morning, as I got ready for the day I checked my Facebook. Among the Likes and Loves my crush, The Mariachi, had liked a picture of my wingman and I. The last time I was ever alone with him was right after my car accident. It was in April during the General Conference. I should have been in bed but I had gone dancing instead. I completely lose my cool when I am with this guy. I ran into him, we took some pictures that were all blurry, and shared an awkward dance. In fact…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on May 9, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 days

Today was spent making preparations for my trip. I purchased the following:

1. 2 Suitcases (now I have 3 large and one carry on size)

2. An air mattress and air pump. During my dry run camp it's all I wanted.

3. 2 5 gallon gas containers.

4. Bungee cords.

5. A make up caboodle.

6. A triple scripture audio book (Book of Mormon, Holy Bible, Doctrine and Covenants)

7. And two Audio Books (Abby's Crossing and Escape To Zion)

Now the…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on May 7, 2018 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Dear Tom

You and me in the middle of the night at the Honky Tonk in Brigham city where there’s bar room brawls. Dancing the whole night through I can be myself with you!!

Added by Molly SkySwantner on May 7, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

6 Days

Today I have less than 6 days left until I depart Utah. My days have comprised of working, doing missionary work, going to counseling over my broken heart, going to the Temple, reading The Book of Mormon and hanging out with my best friend Tom. I have planned my trip until Calgary, Alberta Canada. I still must plan the rest of the trip. I don't have much time.

Who am I going to be? At work I had a disappointment. There is a lesbian couple that are my regulars. They have been my…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on May 7, 2018 at 12:00am — No Comments

Dry Run

Today I am going to go for an overnight camping trip. It is to prepare me to sleep alone in a tent. This is another milestone for me as I have never camped alone before. In the past I have always camped in groups or at least with my husband. Am I growing or am I just sad? Am I a badass woman who is unafraid, bold, and independent? Or I am I just plain unlovable alone in the wilderness? Sorry. In any instance I am going on my first solo camping trip.

First I have to go to the salon.…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 24, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

Lost and Found

I am not OK. I am not ready to make nice! My Alaskan adventure doesn't seem real at the present time. I feel as if I am drowning and cannot breathe without James. I have not spoken with him for 15 days. Not until yesterday which was day 14 I answered his text message. I cut off all contact I did haven't spoken to him. I am experiencing the stages of grief over my relationship. I wanted him to marry me. I would have had 5 children for him. I would have been wanted 3. I had their names chosen.…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 23, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments

28 Days

I have a lot of countdowns in my head. It's been 9 days since I spoke with James. And 28 days until I drive to Alaska. I am terrified of the drive because I am going alone. I am a slow developer. I had not taken an airline flight alone until 2015.

Presently is the greatest time in my life. For the first time in my life I have my personal agency in hand. I am making my own choices. I have my own apartment, truck, job, and ski pass. It has taken me several years to stretch my legs. And…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 17, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Skill self talk: Bartender

Bartending when done right is an art. There are different note and variations in the families of alcohol. My expertise in alcohol is Japanese Beers, Local Utah beers, Mexican Beers, Tequila and Whiskey.

My favorites to work with are Tequila and Whiskey. In the different variations of each of these two families there are a range of mixed drinks that are possible. The preparation of such is a key contributor to the taste, and texture of the drink. Blended, Shaken, Rocks, Neat are all…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 13, 2018 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Molly Leaves Utah

Some people just hate Mormon people. Or they love hating on Mormons like it's fun! One day while I was shopping at H&M I heard the words, "YUCK THATS SOO MORMON"! Discreetly I whipped my hair around to see them looking at the ugliest dress created. I browsed near them. I willed them: Look! Look at me you clueless ogre! One of them shrieked and began to shower me with compliments! From my head to my toe she loved me entire outfit/style.  As I struck a pose for the two ogres to behold I…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Uniforms Pride in professional appearance

Today I purchased my uniforms for the Overlook. I am excited for the uniform that I have purchased. I bought three sets of the uniform in order to protect the pristine state of my appearance. I bought three black long sleeved, button up woman's shirts, three Black A line flared Skirts, three black petticoat, and 5 pairs of tights. In addition to complete the look three pairs of flat quilted with bow Non slip shoes. These are the most comfortable and adorable non slip shoes.

The server…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 9, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Alaskan Catalyst

I am a dream ex girlfriend. I am fun to run into and I am nice to my ex boyfriend's new woman. I think of others and don't want them to feel awkward. The truth is I am still in love with him.

Since he has been gone I have had adventures with suitors. I have a crush on a guy I met at a dance. However he is also in the same ward I am in. In fact he is the chorister. He plays the piano, the trumpet, and guitar. I am still not over the AWKWARDNESS of my new crush. But I am still in love…


Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 8, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Financial Goal Met

Today I met my basic goal for expenses for my drive from Salt Lake City, Utah to Denali National Park Alaska. Only 35 days to go until I depart.

Added by Molly SkySwantner on April 7, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

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