Hey Leadfinger, dear man- aren't they ALL, every day, a paid holiday? :)
RangerSteve, I feel for you as you go through this sudden major adjustment in your life. I know that it will take a bit although I am hopefully that this new chapter will bring you great happiness, less pain, and much, much better health! Here's to you, the service you gave to the State Park Service and the music you will make and the fun you'll have. Three cheers!
-- SunnySister, who is roughly with a new career change in the works, looking at 30 more years of working before I can retire :(