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Jenny Lake

It’s been over a week since my last post, and well…all I have to say for myself is I have been busy.  When I’m not at work, I’m sleeping.  When I’m not at work or sleeping, it’s usually after a dinner shift, and I’m at the pub playing pool with other employees living this zombie-esque…

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Batman

We took a different road through the park to get to Gardiner. Instead of driving straight North from Lake, we took a left at some point, and drove on a road that was much less heavily trafficked and was surrounded by trees. We were heading to Gardiner to pick up some people and then going…

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Cody, WY

Monday. My plan for today was to get ol’ yeller registered and to switch over my driver’s lisence from Massachusetts to Wyoming. The drive to Cody, WY was gorgeous. It was a good hour and 45 minutes, but that puts it at the closest town to where I am! It didn’t seem like too far…

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Meet: Ol’ Yeller

I woke up to my alarm at 7:45, exhausted. Minji had to work breakfast, so she was back in the room at 5 am and woke me up. “Sorry!” she said in the half lit rooom. “Ohh it’s fine!” I said, rolling over. I felt worse for her because she couldn’t go back to sleep–she…

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Old Faithful

*this post is a couple of days old…we haven’t had Internet for the past two days, due to some storms.  I managed to find a place that has Internet, so here come the posts: It was Thursday, and my first day back to work from my Tuesday-Wednesday weekend.  It was my “Monday” and also my…

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In the foothills of the Grand Tetons

I was ready to get to the mountains.  Coming to Yellowstone had reignited my passion for the high mountains, and I was eager to get out and explore them.  When Josh offered for me to tag along on their trip to the Grand Tetons, of course I jumped at the offer.  I’ve decided that as…

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“I’m Anoush, and I’ll be your server this evening…”

I rocked my very first shift. I worked dinner last night, on my own, and my SA (server assistant aka bus boy) and I were a great team.  I had a party of 8 and a party of 13, and I had no problems the whole night.  And I made $150 in tips! Then this…

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Moose Falls

This morning, I had plans to meet with Michelle at 11 to go swimming at a waterfall she said was by the South entrance of the park.  I had slept through breakfast, and woke up starving around 10 am.  I decided to head to the general store, but I wasn’t quite sure how to get…

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Server Initiation: aching feet

Well folks, I am halfway through my training, and…well…it’s been painful.  Physically. The job is awesome: the kitchen is enormous, well organized, and professional, and all of the other Dining Room Servers are really nice.  So far, I have shadowed three different servers, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  They were all very nice, and understanding…

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Arriving at Lake Village, YNP

I must work in the Yellowest place in the world: a Yellow hotel, in Yellowstone National Park.  Ooo la la!  In fact, the hotel that I am working in is the oldest hotel in any of the National Parks in the country, and the lake where it’s set is the biggest lake above 7,000 ft….

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Bozeman

I hadn’t made any plans for after my arrival in Bozeman. I was set to arrive at 11:30 in the morning on Monday, but since I volunteered my seat on that flight, I didn’t end up arriving until 8:30 that evening. It was a long trip, and I was very exhausted. In Chicago O’Hare, I…

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Airports, waiting, headaches

Alarm clock wake-up at 4 a.m. Foggy, solemn ride to Boston. After a early morning, teary-eyed goodbye, I boarded my 6:40 a.m. flight to Chicago.  Arriving at 8:15 in Chicago, I was set to depart by 9:30 to Bozeman.  The gate was packed with people, and the standby list was long. “If anyone would be…

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