Ranger Kathryn's Arches

July 27, 2009

How NPS folks do up a birthday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 6:09 pm

Half hour before my shift was done today, one of the rangers found out it was my birthday.  He immediately went to the microphone, announced to the entire visitor center, and had its population sing to me.  He then arranged an impromptu come-if-you-can bday dinner at the local Thai restaurant downtown for staff this evening.  Right now I am going to hike Park Avenue, one of my favorite hikes, and soak it all in.  I have had many wonderful birthdays in my life — I remember the one in the Galapagos Islands, and the one at Cascade River State Park, in recent years.  This one is also very special, thanks to my NPS comrades and many dozen email and Facebook birthday wishes that have come rolling in!  I have enjoyed 53 adventurous years!

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