Finally training is over! It has been three weeks for me–the first week getting everything ready, then two weeks of actual classroom and hands on stuff. Training always exhausts me, because you have to be alert and paying attention all day long. Yesterday when we finished up, we still had a couple of hours, so we drove up to Point Imperial. It is one of the most scenic parts of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Here I am, hanging out at 8803 feet:
The view changes with every step you take. I often wonder how those first people to see it felt when they came to the edge of the canyon:
This is Mount Hayden, one of the most photographed landmarks in the Grand Canyon. Awesome:
We are starting out the season with only 4 on staff–we should have 7, and they are on their way, but when we open the gates tomorrow, it will only be me, Susan, Val, and Mary. They are all just as excited as I am that we’re done with the book, and getting on to the real thing.