Activation Date: January 17th, 2016
Contacts: 12 contacts on 20M Phone; 10W
- 20 Meters
After arriving and navigating myself to the one of several huge parking lots, I chose a spot that had no cars around me. Better to have some space and not bother people with my activation. Well, that plan didn’t work out. I was in the middle of the activation when a lady parked next to me, gets out and appears to gawk at me. It was one of those looks only a 60 year old women from DC (she had DC plates) could give when they disapprove of something they don’t like. I just winked at her and pressed on. I had to contacts to make baby! That seemed to throw her off, and she walked off.
Later after making the contacts, I went inside to the visitor center that was simply amazing. Got my passport cancellations, and was talking to the cashier when I realized 1) I haven’t spoken to another person in two days that didn’t consist of short words and phonetics. I had to catch myself from saying negative when she asked if I wanted the receipt. 2) Having driven a million miles at this point I was pretty road weary and not even sure what park, much less what state I was in anymore. It was all starting blur together. I avoided a last minute impulse purchase of a confederate hat and headed back to the parking lot. If your visiting this park, I recommend several days to see it. There is a lot to see and learn about.