"There is nothing so American as our national parks. The scenery and wildlife are native. The fundamental idea behind the parks is native. It is, in brief, that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. The parks stand as the outward symbol of this great human principle." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hustle, Hustle, Hustle

Wheeeeew! The store was very busy today. It was nonstop. Long lines, many guests and a long day of being on my feet. I was cashier in confections instead of working the floor in apparel. I don't mind, I get a lot of contact with the guests. At 5:00 I transfer ed from confections and went to the grocery department for the last hour. It seems that the last hour is busy with last minute food shoppers. Being busy makes the day fly by.

Sad news from Yellowstone. A wolf by Old Faithful had been approaching people including a man on a bike who had to get off the bike and place it between himself and the wolf. Rangers believe that the wolf had been fed by someone over the winter and it began to associate humans with food. Though the wolf was never aggressive it would just get too close to people. The decision was made by the park service that the wolf had to be destroyed. So just a few days ago YNP became 1 wolf less.

Tonight after dinner I made my daily trek up to Hayden Valley and watched a mama bear and her yearling cub. They grazed on grass for awhile and finally took a nap together. Grizzly Bear Sightings: 20