My grand daughter Amber just started this blog about her first job at Kualoa Ranch, a popular tourist attraction. At the end of summer she will begin her second year of college at the University of Hawaii in Hilo, Hawaii. I posted surfing, fishing and her senior class photos last year. If you follow her blog you’ll find out what her real job will be.
I wasnʻt paid for my time at Kualoa Ranch today, but I also didnʻt have to pay. Part of the process of being employed at the ranch is acting as what they call, a “mystery shopper”. The whole concept is to have the new guy (me) play tourist for a day and do at least four of the activities they offer, while being undercover. At the end of the day, I filled out a survey based on the staffʻs hospitality, friendliness and knowledge in their respective departments. All seriousness aside, I had a blast! My day began with a Jungle Excursion in a squeaky old Swedish military six-wheeled jeep, up the Kualoa mountain and over a few streams into Hakipuʻu (the next land division over). The guide was very knowledgeable and I was impressed with his Hawaiian word pronunciation 🙂
Each tour was about an hour long with fifteen…
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