Here are a few examples:
...a 7 year old boy was missing over two hours. The Park Rangers were getting ready to launch a helicopter to help with the search when the boy was found.
...a 16 year old girl has a seizure while taking a shower in our Camper Services facility. I called 911; they responded quickly and transported her to the Lake Clinic. I don't know the end of the story.
...during a horrible thunderstorm, lightning strikes and takes out all of our communications...telephones, computers, cash register. We must work manually from 7:30 pm until 10:30 am.
...and to top it off, during high winds, the power goes out. Thank goodness we have a generator at the campground, so we could keep checking folks in. We had to close the showers and laundry, however, since our boilers run on electricity. The power was off for about 4 hours.
And all of this happened within the past week. But, one thing these circumstances show is what kind of crew I have. During all of this, they didn't miss a lick. Makes me proud!
However, there have been some good things too. Some of my blog followers stopped by to say hello. It's always fun to meet my readers, and I love that they are visiting Yellowstone. I like to think I had a little something to do with it. Also, I've learned some of my blog followers are working at Grant Campground. I have got to get down there and meet them.
After a crazy week at work, our weekend came along at just the right time. Today Bill and I got out for a short hike...Cascade Lake. This a nice, level 4-mile round trip hike out to Cascade Lake and back. It's always a good hike for wildflowers.
Lots of bear warnings at the trail head:We didn't see any bear, but we did see this guy walking towards us on the trail. We saw each other about the same time, and we all froze. Bill and I are not stupid...we walked off trail to get around him. Once we left the trail, he continued sauntering down the trail.
As always, the wildflowers did not disappoint:
And here's Cascade Lake. We enjoyed a snack before turning back.
Bill and I watched this osprey soar through the air, before landing in this dead tree.
And this picture proves you never know what's just around the bend.....