Friday, June 4, 2010

An Interesting Way to Apply for a Job

We moved to the eastern side of Zion today.  We're now camping for free on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land.  We've loved these BLM areas.  They have no services but they are always in beautiful wild locations.  We're just outside of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.  This great location is 100 miles or less from Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  I called the State Park yesterday and asked if they might need a volunteer Camp Host at the park.  I'm still waiting to see if I will be hired.
The great thing about BLM land is that you can camp anywhere on it.  Just get off the road and find a spot and it's free.  So we drove up in the motorhome, found a nice little sandy flat on the side of the road, and pulled in.  We decided that for shade we should pull the RV into a line of trees off the main track.  Unfortunately the motorhome promptly sank into a patch of soft sand!  Yup, we were stuck.
We left the motorhome stuck in the sand and drove the Jeep up the State Park.  Let me tell you, it's over 90 degrees here and we don't have air conditioning, and we'd been out digging in the sand trying to get the motorhome unstuck!  I was a sweaty dirty mess!  Well, it couldn't be helped.  I introduced myself as a hopeful future employee and told them that the motorhome was stuck in the sand down the road.  I asked if they had any scrap wood boards to put under the tires.  The Ranger was so nice he offered to drive out in his truck and tow us out!  We managed to get un-stuck and I'm supposed to drop by the park again tomorrow to talk to the Head Ranger about that job.  Cross your fingers! 

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