Living & Working in Great Places
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Greets to everyone from the general store at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon from where I am blogging this! After a negative experience last year with a seasonal employer, I picked myself up, dusted myself off, and got back in the saddle again, and have been serving since 5/15 here at the North Rim Lodge. There have been some rocky patches and some challenges, but overall this is proving to be a positive experience for me and I am glad that I am here. I have had the chance to get off the mountain and into St. George often to stock up on things, I have had the chance to experience Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT (free of charge, even, how's that for cool?), and I have had the chance to meet interesting people from all around the world. The weather is incredible up here at 8,200 ft. and I smile every time I check the weather report up here since I am from Phoenix and trust me, this is not a good time of the year to be here. I have seen bison THREE TIMES!!! and various other wildlife, and soon the summer rains should be starting for some really dramatic photo ops. The money I am making as a tipped employee is good - not as good as it would have been before the economy tanked, but given the givens, I am not complaining. I have a good roommate now and have met some interesting co-workers with a seasonal RV nomadic lifestyle I find intriguing. I have also learned I can pay all my bills online so I can keep up with my responsibilities in the real world....Just overall having a good season and trying to make lemonade when bad curves come my way.....And I will be posting pics, but later, as I think I left my camera cord to download with back in Phoenix when I was packing, that would be just like me LOL. Thanks for being here Coolworks, and I am looking forward to checking out the other entries today! North Rim Rob