Tuesday, May 05, 2009


A couple weeks ago Rangers Brian, Alann, John (Hoptak), and I traveled to NPS headquarters in Washington DC ("downtown") to be a part of a little recognition thingy for the NPS folks who participated in January's presidential inauguration.  Of the zillions of park personnel who participated in the event a representative 200  or so turned out for the recognition event.

I always enjoy such gatherings as they're a nice way to meet NPS folks from other parks.  Its a reminder of just how big the Park Service is.  At the very end of the proceedings they took a group picture.

I'm the one with his hat on.



Jared Frederick said...

DC is such a great place for we history buffs. Did you check out any of the sites while you were there?

Mannie Gentile said...


Not this trip, strictly business.


Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Lucky dog!! I soooo wanted to try to pull a detail! Was it as cool as I think it should have been!! Love the hat, btw.

Mannie Gentile said...

"cool"? no, it was downright frigid.

Go here for a look:

Best wishes for a great season!


Nick said...

Is it me or does that top photo look like a great album cover shot?

"The Rangers: Inauguration"

Mannie Gentile said...


You've got me pegged! I'm a product of my generation.

For another album cover go here:

Best wishes,