I just finished an other weekend of working at an amusement park on the "rides". My job, it's all about people. Simple work, standing on my feet in the weather helping people get on (or off) a ride.
Amusement parks were about crowds & lines in my world, up till now. The lines are for the most part not my problem, I see the crowds one person at a time or maybe in small groups now.
Most of the people I see are kids. The little ones have wonder or fear or determination on their faces, the middle schoolers (there have been a lot with organized trips) are busy interacting with each other. The parents, grand parents & other adults represent a wide range of behavior. It has been fun.
Another big part of what I do is the people I work with, people who in many cases are my neighbors in the RV park too.
Next weekend the park will be open 7 days a week and I'll start working 6 days a week ....
Not really much to say, I'm just tired of looking at those photos so I'll put a few up from the trip so far.
I like following roads... we took the VW bus from where 101 ends in Olympia Washington down to LA at exit 1E (or something like that, I'd have to find the photo).
That's why I took the photos of the beginning of I-10
|The start or the end of I-10 in Santa Monica. I guess it depends on your personal view point.|
|The Santa Monica beach on New Years Day 2013|
I just looked, it's not :-(
But it is 2427 miles to Jacksonville where it turns into I-95 running north & south.
|The west coast start of the I-10 Freeway|
|In Tombstone Arizona, the Bird Cage Theatre|
|The balcony, if you've seen the movie "Tombstone" with Kurt Russel this is the place|
|A "working" room|
The Bird Cage Theater fit in a lot better with the westerns I saw as a kid, it looked large enough.
After seeing the actual saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was killed in Deadwood South Dakota I was disappointed by it's size. It was way smaller that those places were in the movies!
Tombstone rekindled my faith in the movies!
|The sign outside the room|
|Alpine Texas from the west|
I had an in-law that lived in Alpine 40 years ago and have heard many stories about it so I had to take a look.
My bike had 2 flats in the 2 days we stayed there, that equaled what I'd had in 2 months in Quartzsite.