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After I graduated from high school, I was looking for a change of pace. I live in a small town in Southeastern Michigan and 3 years ago, I woke up one day and I applied for jobs on Mackinac Island. About 2 days after I applied, I got a job there. I haven't been to Mackinac Island since I was a kid, so getting to take a ferry boat over to the Island was really exciting, it's like entering another world. I worked in a fudge shop for the summer, and met some really great people there. We would take late night bike rides around the Island, watch the stars and meteor showers on the beach. The nightlife on the Island was a lot of fun too. The year after that, I went to work in Yellowstone National Park. Every morning when I woke up, I had the greatest view of the mountains from my window. Watching the sun rise over the peaks was incredible. I made some lifelong friendships in Yellowstone. We would go hiking, backcountry camping, whitewater rafting, and have jam sessions around the campfire under the stars. In 2014, I was in Bar Harbor, Maine. I've never been around so many hippies in my life, but the way that they appreciated nature and were so laid back and chill was a great thing. Getting to see the Northern lights from the highest peak on the Eastern Seaboard was really nice too. The lobster wasn't bad, either. Most recently, I worked at Gunflint Lodge in Northern Minnesota. I think this was my favorite place out of all the places I've been so far. Even though it's in the middle of nowhere, there is so much to do outdoors if you enjoy hiking and water sports. I felt at home there more than anywhere else I've been. The people I worked with out there are my family. If there is one place I could go back to work, It would be Grand Marais. Happy travels to everyone.

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Comment by aggie71 on October 21, 2015 at 7:25am

Sounds like a nice rut to be stuck in :)

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