"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.