Entries from 'Yellowstone'

Bye Bye Yellowstone! Until next time…

Well, folks, I’m on the road! After a little over a week at Old Faithful, I threw in the towel and hopped in a car with a friend to do a roadtrip of the Pacific Northwest. And I couldn’t be happier. You see, working at Yellowstone was awesome. Working at Lake was awesome, really. Lake…

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Brief Update

Wow, time has been flying; life has been busy.  I only have a 31 minute lunch break, so I must be brief.  But here is what’s been going on: On the 23rd, the Lake Hotel closed, and on the 24th, we started “deep clean.”   My friend Pete, a Becket guy, came to visit right…

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The Beartooth Scenic Byway

This road is supposed to be home to the most beautiful views in the country.  I took the day off work, got in my car, and started driving with a friend.  We drove until nightfall, and saw some of the most spectacular views.  I could barely contain my excitement.  How beautiful.

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Norris Geyser Basin

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Elephant Back

So Lake Village is not really known for any really good hiking opportunities, but we do have one:  Elephant Back.  It’s been there all season, and I’ve always wanted to just go up it, but I’ve never done it.  So yesterday, I decided to just do it.  Glenn and his mom and sister are in…

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“…Don’t want to talk about it”

It’s been a while since I last posted, but Meren was here, and we were too busy being in nature or in a hospital.  He fell ill on the first day here, and ended up in the hospital on day 5 and stayed there for 2 days.  It must have been tonsilitis, they said.  It…

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It’s a new day

Well, Jesse did not get his job back.  I figured he wouldn’t.  The charges for vandalism were dropped in court, but Xanterra wouldn’t take him back since he “destroyed” their precious property. So that’s that. I haven’t quite gotten over it yet; I will miss him very dearly.  I have been missing him. I was…

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Catchin’ up

Wow.  I have so many things to write about, think about, talk about, etc., but it never seems like I have any time to properly journal them down.  This post will be a recap of a number of recent events, but I can’t guarantee that the chronology will be in order. I’ll start with today, since it…

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Birthday Madness

Well folks, I’ve reached that age where there are no more landmarks to look forward to… 16: you can get a driving permit 18: you’re an “adult” in the eyes of people behind counters. 21: you can buy alcohol 25: rental car insurance is regular price Shit, even before all those, each year was something…

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Camping! Finally!

Sore feet, tired brain, and stiff legs: the life of an overworked waitress.  I needed a weekend, and I needed one bad. I had to pay two people to cover my Expo shift on Monday, so that I could leave after breakfast on Monday with Meaghan and Josh to go camping.  We had originally planned…

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The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

I’ve been wanting to go to Canyon ever since I  got here, but I haven’t really had the chance.  I had heard that it is beautiful and has a sort of fatal attraction that draws people to the edge to get a better look.  I wanted to see for myself.  Having just gone to The…

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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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