"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

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ice Cream and Fudge

Today I was assigned to cashier in Confections. I helped scoop ice cream and hand out samples of fudge but I mainly ran the cash register. It is a busy area and I don't think I would enjoy being the ice cream scooper in July.

I watched a marten scamper around by the dorms this morning. This was the first time I had ever seen one. Quite entertaining. Also a couple birds found a hole in the side of the building and they take turns flying into it and pulling out insulation for their nest.

This evening after dinner we had a gathering to celebrate birthdays for Jean, Brandon and Carl. We gave them each a Yellowstone picture frame and a card as well as a muffin with a candle. They each told a story about their favorite Yellowstone experience. Jean told about how she met Jane Goodall last year! She also told how last year the Ecuadorian workers told the Columbian workers that the fire alarm was the light switch. Needless to say, rangers, fire trucks and fire fighters showed up that night for what turned out to be a false alarm. Brandon's story was about how he saw a wolf and a grizzly bear just today. Carl told 2 stories about his close encounters with bears.