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Aggie71's Blog – May 2011 Archive (4)

Ranger Rich Rants ... Volume 2 sort of

I'm headed into week 3 at Mesa Verde and I am still loving this job!   Sure, I've explained how to get to Cliff Palace about 1,000 times and will surely do this 100,000 times more ... but I honestly try to let the visitor think this was the first time I explained it :-)   I have met a really nice guy and co-worker Franz who seems to have a "mini-me" persona about him.  He's something like 5-6 years younger than me but we have very similar histories and likes/dislikes.  He's my perfect hiking…

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Added by aggie71 on May 22, 2011 at 7:37pm — 7 Comments

Now THAT was Cool!

On my second day as a Park Ranger I had the thrill of my life!  :-)   I had the cutest oriental girl walk up to the counter and ask me politely for my autograph!  WOW!  My autograph!  I couldn't hardly believe it.  But it was really great.   I know I talk a lot on this web site, and have somewhat of a "reputation" .... however this is the first time in my life that anyone, anywhere has asked me for my autograph.   Like I've mentioned before ... I am sure this job will get routine and boring in… Continue

Added by aggie71 on May 13, 2011 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

I was born to be a Ranger!

I just finished my first day in uniform and boy ... it felt GREAT!  I loved the interaction with the public, and did OK learning all  the admin stuff surrounding my job.  I still have a lot to learn, of course, and a lot to remember :-) but over time I hope I keep improving.   I was fortunate to have some great coaches and teachers today .... fellow Rangers that have been here before ... some of them nearly 20 years!   I also had the benefit of working with one of our "Interpretive Rangers"…

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Added by aggie71 on May 10, 2011 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

Am I in Heaven? or is this just Colorado?

I woke up a bit early this morning (3 am) not because I'm ill, or feeling bad.  No, it's just such a great thrill to be here in Colorado that I have to wake up every couple of hours and pinch myself to be sure it's all real!   The weather has been simply amazing ever since we arrived .... cool, clear, sunny with rich blue sky and snow capped mountains everywhere.  My vacation rental house (see "R&R Pagosa House" on FB) has survived it's first year of my ownership and 3 renters with only a… Continue

Added by aggie71 on May 1, 2011 at 3:43am — 3 Comments

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