Many of us count days until Friday ends, and make sure we have no work scheduled for the weekend. We want to relax completely. However, energy-packed Kim Kyst takes a different approach. In her own words:
“My weekend job is as a car host on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad in Blue Ridge, GA. Over the years I have had a passion for tourism and watching families enjoy spending time together.”
Where do she and the touring passengers go? “The train travels from Blue Ridge to McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN. Along the way riders can enjoy the scenery and history of the area. Special trips include Easter Egg Hunts, 4th of July fireworks, Pumpkin Pickin’, and Santa trains. It’s a great way to relax and recharge.”
MY “MOONLIGHTING” EXPERIENCE
I understand Kim’s viewpoint. For two years, I “moonlighted” on weekends as a radio DJ, a fun experience I had wanted for a long time. KNEX–a small station in McPherson, KS–hired me for 12-hour shifts, operating both the AM and FM broadcasts. Rather than use my own name, I became “Ed Watson,” using my middle name and my wife’s maiden name. I still cherish great memories of “spinning records,” broadcasting the news, recording advertisements, and everything else that went with being a DJ.
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