Friday, March 2, 2012
Friday, April 22, 2011
This is another photo of the Inn's lobby, but it's to show how many floors there are. It's pretty high up, and the walk way that leads to the highest point of the Inn, the "Crow's Nest", is actually blocked off, as it is structurally unsafe to walk up there without a trained guide because of earthquake activity over the years. Guided tours are booked or scheduled, and are given by bell hops.
Speaking of bell hops...
My friend and partner in crime, Toni Koontz will reprise her role as the "The Coolest Bell Hop EVER". Hailing from North Carolina, she is said to arrive the same day I do. We had good times, lots of laughs, and she's awesome. And, yeah, that's a collapsible "fitness" pole.
So, in the Season preview's closing, stay tuned for more "The Old and the Faithful", starting April 28th.
P.S. Super Excited!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Here we see the famous Old Faithful Inn Clock! It's a marvel.
This is Mike (my boss) and Danielle (another store manager). They are both really nice and very friendly. Mike has been working retail for awhile and has taught me how to count my drawer a little faster! Danielle is very patient with everyone, and fun to talk with! All we are missing now is Misty. She is the 3rd and newest manager! More pictures of friends and coworkers are to come!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
After checking with the personnel, I got to go to my dorm room in Laurel Dorm. I have yet to get a roommate, though I am sure I'll have soon. Everyone there is different, but they are all young: teens and young adults.
The day after check-in, I went to work in the gift shop. My manager's name is Mike, though I don't know his last name. There is a wide variety of merchandise, and a really amazing gallery which sells Native American art, crafts, relic replicas, paintings, photographs. You name it, we got it!The EDR (Employee Dining Room) is great, and I love that I'm so close to work and food. Keep reading to find out more! Later!
In the meantime, I am grateful for the fact that his cell phone works there, and he calls home every morning. He is currently in a dorm room by himself -- the company has a rule that workers under 21 years old are not placed with those older than 21, and so far there isn't anyone in his age group who needs a room. He works from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and seems to really like it. I hear a lot of "I really miss you," quickly followed by "But I'm doing okay."
Here's hoping that internet access for my young padowan happens soon!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I have been a little busy here at the beautiful Mammoth Hot Springs, training for the Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop. I must say it's beautiful. I had a roommate, and older gentleman named John, for a night, but has already gone to his destination. I hope my next roommate (or mates) or just as easy going. My room's floor creaks like no other. I leave tomorrow to Old Faithful.
Curious creatures have been spotted! They are different than what's back home!
Here is a ground squirrel and it sure is more comfortable than squirrels back in Texas!
Elk are always on the premises! They are way larger than deer, and aren't as timid. I got a bit freaked to see them walking in my path!
What awaits tomorrow at Old Faithful? Find out!
Monday, May 3, 2010
We woke up in Hays, Kansas, and ate a great breakfast. Mom was a little tired (apparently, I snore). So, thanks to mom’s GPS/TomTom, we got back on the road to Colorado, where it can get a little more crowded on the road! We stopped to eat and fill up on gas a few times, and got moving!
Whoo-hoo! We are in Wyoming! Mom had been here 3 years ago with dad, and she said it was beautiful! She was right! I saw so many awesome signs and beautiful landscapes! Right now we are Sheridan, WY! We may be here for 2 nights, but as we are way ahead of schedule, what’s the harm? There is so much to explore here in the downtown area: JC Penney’s, Morris Music, and great stores! I guess I can tell you all about it tomorrow! I’ll keep my adoring reader’s posted!