Well it’s official, I am an employee at Grand Canyon National Park! After a hell of a trip with dad, more about that to come under the trips section, and a little solo adventure after he left, I got to the park yesterday afternoon. There were no vacancies in any campgrounds inside the park, but I was able to find a sport just outside of Tusayan, the little town that is 10 minutes south of the rim. Last night I went to check out the annual solar eclipse from a position right on the rim. It was pretty neat, but I must admit the sunset afterwards was what really caught my attention. This morning, right at 8AM when the doors opened, I checked in to the human resources building; i just couldn’t wait. After a drug test, a picture, and lots of paperwork, I was assigned my rooming arrangement. Turns out I was put in a 3-person cabin near Maswik Lodge on the East side of the park. My roommates are O’Neil, a Jamaican from Kingston, and Eder, a Peruvian. I moved my junk in and then headed back for some more paperwork. My schedule for the week is surprisingly open: orientation isn’t until Thursday and job training starts on Friday. I guess this means I have the next two days to explore my new backyard! I can’t wait to get reacquainted with one of America’s greatest natural wonders and I’m excited to start my new job as well. It should be interesting to say the least.