My circadian biological clock is right on track. When the time changes and we serve dinner after sunset, I need little toothpicks to keep my eyelids open. This is one aspect of the job that I love. I love getting up with the sun and going to bed when the sun goes down. I don't really go to bed at 5:45 p.m., but I do go to bed at 9. As soon as we lock the door to the dining hall, I am in my pajamas and off to dream world. The simplicity of life will be missed when we are off the mountain. I hope that I can take this life lesson with me when I leave. Appreciate the simple things in life that we all take for granite.
"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."- Eleonora Duse
The trails are in great shape. Yesterday was another picture perfect day. The high was 53º with a low 0f 28º. The snow is melting and hikers are not having any problems making it up. We are expecting the llamas today. They are still using Trillium trail. The park has allowed us use for resupplying until the end of the season. We heard from J.P. He is super excited to be making his way back to the Smokies in time for some winter weather. He will arrive on the mountain the day before we leave. He was bummed he missed the 22" of snow. Something tells me he will see plenty of the white stuff this winter.
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