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Oct 07

B-U-R-N-O-U-T

Posted on October 7, 2021 at 10:47 AM by Kyle Jost

Victory, victory, ooooh victory!  Now that the stage is set, I want to change it around a bit.  Instead, I’m picturing myself and our TDRPD team cheering away-but we are cheering a different chant to a different audience.  Our audience is the community, the kids and families that call this place home.  Our chant sounds like this: B-U-R-N-O-U-T

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Aug 12

Queen Butterfairy

Posted on August 12, 2021 at 9:20 AM by Kyle Jost

Queen Butterfairy’s mother is a fairy.  Her father is a butterfly.  She says that she can fly, but only once a month, and only under special circumstances.  It needs to be during the sunset of a full moon down by the river.  She prefers not to be called by her proper name, Queen, but rather just Butterfairy.  Butterfairy visits Camp Trudaca once a week to bring the kids adventure, wonder and of course fun.

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Jul 23

Drink Coffee. Keep Moving.

Posted on July 23, 2021 at 12:21 PM by Kyle Jost

The Truckee Community Pool teamed up with Drink Coffee Do Stuff to start selling coffee again.  Pre-COVID, the Truckee Community Pool had killer concessions.  The grilled cheeses on Truckee Sourdough bread were perfect, crunchy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside.  The smoothies were healthy and delicious.  I could feed the family after an evening swim for a good price and come home to a clean kitchen.   But the real thing I sook out, day after day, was the staff coffee.  

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May 26

Waitlist Anyone?

Posted on May 26, 2021 at 11:52 AM by Kyle Jost

You know the feeling.  Sweaty palms, heart racing, intense focus on the clock.  You have your hand over the mouse, feverishly adding items to cart and purchasing as quickly as you can in fear it will sell out right in front of your eyes.  Last time I experienced this it was for a premium camping site over spring break on the California coast.  The time before that it was for Sturgill Simpson tickets.  But yesterday, it was for summer camp.  

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Apr 23

Growing Up With TDRPD

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 11:22 AM by Kyle Jost

I turned 40 last week.  It was a fun celebration with friends and family.  During the weeks preceding my birthday I found myself reflecting on where I am in life right now.   My reflections are happy - it is satisfying to think of the person I’ve become, the home I’ve created and the places I’ve been.  I am a real adult!  One repeating thought that I have is how I have spent almost the entirety of my adult life working for the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District.  In many ways, we have grown up together.  

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