Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Good-bye Cody

Plans change ~~~ and I was offered a job at the Grand Canyon, my decision to take the GC job was easy because of some issues at the job in Cody, I knew it was time to leave.  I loved the town of Cody, there is a lot to do and it is a very walkable town. 

"I am where I am supposed to be"

I believe all things happen for a reason, so I will just move forward and not worry about the job in Cody. No blame - just move forward. Forgive and forget. I had planned on going to the Grand Canyon in October anyway. 

My last day of work in Cody was on Tuesday, August 5th.  I left, as planned, on August 6th to attend a family wedding in Colorado Springs and Sophia's 1st birthday party. 

Everything happened fast, I accepted the job and it was almost time to leave for the wedding.

Monday morning, after all the festivities, I left Denver and did not realize, until I was driving through Utah, that the trip from Denver to the North Rim would have me following the route of a road trip that I took with my late husband in May 2009.  I am not going through all the same National Parks and towns, but will be visiting some of the same places and adding a few new stops.

May 2009 was our last road trip together and I had already planned to return to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on October 4th of this year, to keep my word about something that we talked about on that trip.

This is kind of a dream come true - to live at the Grand Canyon. A short two month job commitment will let me see if I will really like the isolation for more than a few days, and if I do, maybe plan to do a full summer job at the North Rim.

Internet and cell service will be limited, so we will see how I manage with that. With all my traveling over the past 8 days, I am already way behind, so maybe that is a good thing.

I was going to include pictures of Cody in this post, but did not get them organized.  I may add some pictures later.


  1. Safe travels and enjoy the Canyon.

  2. I sm so happy to hear that you will be able to spend some quality time at the Grand Canyon.

  3. I hope your road trip will bring back good memories and not sadness. I used to live in AZ and got to go to the GC twice. It is a wonderful place. I hope you like the job there.

  4. Have fun at the Grand Canyon. I remember stopping at a lodge somewhere in the month of February ... back in 1974. I have some photos of the ex and I posing next to the Canyon but can't remember where we stayed. Isolation sounds good to me and you even get paid. What type of work will you be doing?

  5. Another blogger worked the entrance booth at the North Rim a few years before health problems prohibited her return. She loved it there.

  6. We love the north rim and I bet you will too. Isn't it wonderful how things can work out for the best. Good luck to you and safe travels.

  7. Welcome to the North Rim, a landscape of infinite beauty on the edge of the abyss with limited shopping and internet but miles of trails.

  8. A beautiful time of year to spend at the Canyon; Travel with ease and safety and enjoy this short-term opportunity to live and work in a majestic and oh so glorious place.

  9. Sounds like a great adventure. I still want to go to the North Rim, hope to make that trip next spring. Safe travels and I wish you the best on the new job.


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