I will be working at the Visitors Center at Dinosaur National Monument, near Jensen, UT, from May 15 through Aug 15. I will work 4 days a week and have 3 days off together each week, so I can get out and explore the area. I think my campsite will be in the cottonwood trees along the Green River, and I will have full hookups - not sure about cell phone or internet access, but I'll deal with it by going into town once a week (sure hope they have coverage there).
I had been waffling about going back to Lassen, but I think it's best that I preserve my lungs from all that dust, especially being a former two-pack a day smoker for a long time. It will also force me to step outside my comfort zone yet another time, which is a good thing to do once in a while. It will give me a month less to spend in Sacramento, so I hope my eye can make it another year before needing cataract surgery. Also, I hope to be able to switch to a smaller RV while in Sacramento. I sure can't continue to deal with this big 5th wheel much longer, especially with arthritis in my hands.
I had a recall notice on the Ford so I took it to a dealer this morning, and then had the repair work done in less than an hour. I had planned to stop at Walmart on the way back but for some reason took the wrong turn and ended up back on the highway. I just drove on to Tybee Island where I looked for a place to get my hair cut, to no avail. I'll leave that for next week.
The drive to and from the Ford dealer was pleasant and it was easy to find my way. I am discovering that Savannah is not difficult to get around in, so far. I love the bridges, small and large, that cross over the numerous creeks and rivers. All the bridges I've seen here gracefully form an arch and they are so beautiful. It reminds me of a dolphin arching into the air and then coming back down to the water. It is amazing that the lines of the bridges are as superbly formed as those of the dolphins - being a coastal city there is a fluid movement and shape to just about everything. How fitting!
I could have saved this for tomorrow's blog, but I'm so keyed up right now that I needed to share it with someone. From volcanos, to the Civil War, and now to dinosaurs! I hope I can continue workamping for a long time and see many more wonderful places in this country.
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