This week has been filled with lot's of goodbyes and closing down the Gift Shop. Most of the services at the North Rim closed on October 16 for the winter. We will be heading to Albuquerque tomorrow and arriving on Monday. Out of the 230 employees there are 25 of us still here. Living and working so closely with people for five months makes it hard to say goodbye. Most of the people we became friends with we will probably never see again...I guess that is seasonal work.
On the flip side it is very cool being up here with almost nobody else in the park. I took a couple of parting shots in the "grassy knoll" and from the veranda.
It's so quiet around the RV park that the deer are foraging in areas that have been too populated up until this week. They are wary of us but let us get pretty close.
We will miss the North Rim and we are looking forward to coming back next year. We are also looking forward to spending a couple of weeks in Albuquerque with friends and family, before we head off to a new adventure in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.