Saturday, June 28, 2008

St. George Vacation

Hi - We spent last night at the Marriott Courtyard in St. George. They had a special for their Hotel (a little bit off the normal price) and we decided a break was in order. A big bed and a tub!!! I had a couple of glasses of "Big House Red" while in the tub - later we met Jim and Barb at "Scaldoni's"; an Italian Cafe. Very good; a nice change of pace. In fact, we've decided that about once a month we should take this vacation again.

Had our weekly happy hour tonight. A new guest - 24 year old girl that has hiked the canyon rim-to-rim in 9 hours!! Very interesting person - hope she visits us again. Good to have a younger point of view during our heated conversations.

Work again tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Computer

Work here at the North Rim is going well; I am looking forward to our return to the Valley of the Sun (even though it's pretty hot there, now).

I've ordered a new computer, so my other two laptops will be for sale. One is a 15" HP with XP, extra memory, and a high capacity battery. A very nice machine that includes a case. The other is a larger laptop. It's an Acer Aspire 5100 with extra memory, Vista, and a case. Both have been very good laptops, but it's time for me to try a notepad - and HP just came out with a new one.

Still hoping other highspeed options will be available internet access in the Valley. It looks like that Wimax is a distinct possibility. Very exciting.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Last night was the full moon. Rather than going straight home after work, we decided to take a few pictures (and drink a cold beer). It was very nice on the Veranda.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Bold Xanterra Employee

Last night we had two male employees in the store from Xanterra on the South Rim. One spent a long time trying on a girl's t-shirt. He changed clothes in the Native American room. Once he and his friend decided upon the shirt size, he give me the clothes he had tried on and picked a shirt from the folded pile because the shirts he had tried were now "old"!! Weird, gutsy, rude.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


We made it! Beautiful views - a long way down. The dirt road became progressively bumpier (they called it "primitive" near the end), but Jim's truck had no problems with clearance or power. This spot would be a great overnight camping experience. I'll bet the stars are awesome. I've uploaded some pictures to the Picasa site and am trying to upload a short video, too.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Toroweap is on for Friday!! Wish us luck in getting there. Take a look at this site -

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Away for the Summer

I'm currently working at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon; will return to the Valley in mid-October.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


We might be able to get a ride to Toroweap next weekend. That's my goal for the summer. Do a Google search to see what it looks like! I hope we have pictures next week.

I've added some Gift Shop photos to SmugMug and Picasa - take a look.

It's been a good weekend. We just finished our Saturday night happy hour and are looking forward to our "Monday" morning tomorrow.