Sunday, May 30, 2010

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Today I drove through the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It is beautiful. Right after I saw the DANGER don't approach the animals sign, I saw a buffalo right along the road. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture. Luckily, I saw another so I got a picture. Next time I go, I need to remember to bring my stalker lens so I can get a close up of a prairie dog.
Next on my list of Medora to experience is the musical, which starts Wednesday. I'm thinking I might go to the Chateau on Thursday, which I have off.
I've started reading The Hobbit after I finished The Blind Assassin, which was a book club book I was supposed to read over spring break, so now that's one book less to read in my box of books. I haven't visited the library yet though.
Work is going ok. I'm more confident in making reservations and selling tickets. On Saturday, I was at the front desk for the first time. It's not really tourist season, so it wasn't too busy but it will get busier as the season goes on.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 4

This is Medora.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Day 2

I've been in Medora for about two days now. It doesn't feel like it though; it feels longer. I drove the half hour from Dickinson on Monday around 1:30 so I had an hour to kill before check in. The weather was pretty crappy so I couldn't walk around and take pictures for too long but I did stop in the Western bookstore that is full of books about Teddy Roosevelt and Native Americans and it had some North Dakotan art work as well. Check in included paper work and then a brief tour. Then unpacking. I brought in most of my clothes and the things I thought I would need for the night because it was raining and the ground was muddy. I met two girls, Abby and Emily, at check in and spent most of the night with them. We ate supper together and then we went on a brief walk since it was windy and cold and then we played some fast scrabble. It takes longer with three people and one of them tried to make NUDJ a word.
Today was training. Abby and I went early so we could go to the post office and get a box there. Training was interesting. We watched a video about Harold Schafer, the man who made Medora what it is today. Then we started talking about all the different motels and events that guests will be coming to. I'm going to be in the call center taking reservations and the like. I have some more training tomorrow and then I'll be answering calls on Thursday. I think I will be at the front desk of one of the motels at some point but I don't know for sure.
I don't have a roommate yet but I'll probably be getting one within the next week or so, so I'll have to keep making my bed every morning.
Tonight I went to supper and then took a walk around Medora. Then I watched Glee in the lounge. I missed the first fifteen minutes or so because I was thinking in Central Time. Good thing the tv was really loud so I could hear "Bad Romance" in my room.

Monday, May 10, 2010


This is Emma and my presentation for Honor's class (the class I've been learning the banjo for)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010