Well day 3 training on the new job.
We spent a lot of time in class today. We had presentations from the Wildlife management team which is the most interesting to me. Then Forestry management which main issues are fires and pine beetle infestation.
We then loaded into the fun mobiles (vans) and traveled to Legion Lake. We had lunch at Legion Lake Lodge and toured there cabins. Then a drive through the campground there and on to Badger Hole.
Badger Hole is a old cabin that Badger Clark, South Dakotas first poet laureate lived for the last 30 years of his life. He wrote many things most notably The Cowboys Prayer.
Next up were presentations from Wind Cave and Jewel Cave National Parks. We were really getting tired during these. Wendy said she almost dozed off a couple times. We sure aren't used to the classroom thing.
Not done yet we had our fire management, radio and fire extinguisher training.
Training Day 4
This was a cool day. We began with a buffet breakfast at Game Lodge. They had some awards passed out to staff for last years work. Then off to the vans for Crazy Horse Memorial. There we had a customer service presentation (pep rally). It wasn't to bad and kinda fun.
After that a presentation on Crazy Horse Memorial. This was nice as we got to meet Ruth Ziolkowski the wife of Korzac who began the monument.
Next up to Mt. Rushmore. A presentation there and then a nice ice cream treat. Also saw a couple mountain goats just at the front entrance.
A nice bonus today we received a VIP card that gives us some good deals on area attractions. They want us to utilize those so we can give better info to our guest in the park- sure no problem ').