Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28,2011 New Job

I started my new job officially Thursday. I really love the rangers and the everyone who comes in. There are volunteer cave guides, maintenance guys, rangers, the ranger gals who run the visitors center and the tourists. Already I have met people from Bristol, England, New Jersey, Ecuador, Wisconsin...and the cave trail only opened yesterday for the first time this year.
I have not sold too much out of the store but did spend a lot of time helping the rangers with the phone which rang constantly. People were trying to get reservations for the cave tour.
The biggest problem I have is my feet and legs really scream at me. I get very sore. Hopefully it will go away after a while. I do plan to start hiking the trail as soon as my legs and feet get better. It can be a daily thing. I know it will take me a while to get the whole trail done. It is 1 1/2 miles up and a total 1000 feet vertical. The cave itself is full of stalagtites and stalagmites. There is a lake in it and 3 areas connected by manmade tunnels. The poor tour guide rangers had to use flashlights on many parts of the trail yesterday as some of the lights were not working!!
I will find the website link and photos and show you more later. I feel very proprietary over my canyon and cave!
But it is off to work I go and hoping my fairly new Keen Hiking boots will help my feet feel happy. My son bought them for me last year and they are really comfy.
Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for your supportive comments. I do appreciate them all..even from people like Ryan who can only draw stick figures!!


  1. Love that cloud! I take papaya tablets to keep from getting sore. Sounds wierd but it works. You can buy them in any vitamin store or most vitamin sections at the grocery. Theyre supposed to be for digestion, but if you take them in the morning, it keeps you from getting sore the next day (and they tast like sweet tarts!!). I swear by it. Glad the job is going well!

  2. I'm glad you like your new job. It sounds very interesting. Have you tried bananas?

  3. wow..never heard about Papaya for that..I will definitely try that! I eat bananas almost everyday! Thanks Ladies