Contrary to popular belief, not all forest fires are bad. Sure, the ones that are started by careless campers, or arson, or that rage out of control and threaten homes and businesses, those are bad. But when it is a controlled, or managed fire, it is actually good for the … [Read more...] about Fire At The North Rim
When we came back from town today, back home to the North Rim, the beefalo were out there again, on the side of the road. Today, some were walking in the road, some were just standing there on the side of the road, and others were in the meadow on both sides of the road. Most of … [Read more...] about Would You Be Scared Of These Wild Buffalo?
They whole herd was out in the meadow this morning when we left to go to town. They aren't buffalo--they're beefalo. And they're not native to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Sometime in the early 1900's two ranchers in the House Rock Valley area tried to create a … [Read more...] about They’re Beefalo, Not Buffalo
Yesterday at the Grand Canyon, the sky turned dark and omnious: There was a lot of lightening, and some very loud thunder, hail, and then lots of rain. We were hoping for rain, because it has been so dry here. While much of Arizona is burning, luckily we haven't … [Read more...] about Stormy Weather
While the 4th of July means going to a parade, going camping, spending the day at the lake, or just cooking out in the backyard with friends and family to most of you, my day will be spent in uniform, at the entrance station to one of the most beautiful national parks in this … [Read more...] about Happy 4th of July, Y’all!
We decided to go to the North Rim Lodge for breakfast this morning. They have a gluten free menu since last year. I ordered the gluten free pancakes with eggs and bacon. These pancakes were soooo goood! This was the first time since April 2007 that I have been able to … [Read more...] about Breakfast Out
Yesterday was my and FabGrandpa's "Friday", the last work day before two days off. Since it was a gorgeous afternoon, we decided to get out the grill and eat outside. Our friend, Terry, came over, and we had a "grand" time just hanging out. I cooked up some country style … [Read more...] about First Barbecue Of The Season
The last three days have been very windy and cold up here. The weather forecast yesterday was for up to six inches of snow by Thursday morning. We woke up today to this: This is on Hwy 67 headed north out of the park this morning: We had to go to Kanab to buy … [Read more...] about Spring Snow At The Grand Canyon