Crossroads: Diamond Leibe
For the past fours years I’ve worked as a Bell Hop in Yellowstone National Park for the summer season. Like clock work Diamond arrives in the park sometime mid July and always has me assist her with her luggage. She visited Yellowstone via train for the first time in 1938 when she was seven year old. She grew up in the Jewish community of Pikesville, Maryland which is a suburb of Baltimore. Diamond is a retired Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, a mother of one, a grandmother of two and has been a widow for past 10 years. She always travels alone and considers herself to be a Geyser Gazer. I get the feeling she picks one Geyser a day and waits patiently for hours until it erupts. She plans on returning next year.