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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nikki May 2, 2009.


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Orlando, Florida
Where have you lived and worked?
Florida, Italy, Alaska.
About Me:
Lived in Florida my whole life and came to Alaska to work for just a summer. Well I never left and am hooked to seasonal work.
I spent this past summer in beautiful Cooper Landing, a winter in Fairbanks and now to Denali for the summer.
Last Seasonal Job:
Gwins Lodge
Dream Job:
travel writer

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Posted on August 7, 2009 at 7:36pm 2 Comments

So I have been doing seasonal work for over a year now! Hard to believe. I am back in Cooper Landing, I just could not miss out on the fishing. I was working in Denali for a month in a half the beginning of summer, but it just wasn't the place for me. Too touristy, I like the small towns of Alaska where everyone knows everybody. That's where I feel like I fit in.

Winter plans...Girdwood. I am pretty excited about it. I'm living with two friends I met last summer at Gwin's. We have an… Continue

Fairbanks Update

Posted on March 10, 2009 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

So I deleted my blog about Gwins with requests from those who manage this website. Trust me when I say I had NO IDEA that it would have become what it did. I still stand firm on my original intent on writing the post and am thankful for those here who supported my honesty. I never did see any of the "hurtful" posts and plead those who did leave nasty comments steer clear from my site.

On another note, I thought I would update my life in Alaska to create a happier vibe. I have been living… Continue


Posted on May 14, 2008 at 4:49pm 2 Comments

So this is my last evening in the lower 48. I have repacked three times, and last night I was finally able to fit everything I wanted into my two bags. I have a terrible habit of overpacking, and this time I truly attempted not to. It's just hard to decide what I need for four months, but overpacked or not, I got it all to fit. I leave at 7:00 AM tomorrow, with an 11 hour layover in Salt Lake City. What I am going to do for 11 hrs, I am still trying to figure out. I'm going to try and ask Delta… Continue


Posted on May 5, 2008 at 1:18pm 3 Comments

So I have been home for a week now and living under my parents roof. It's SO BORING and time seems to be going by much too slow. I leave on the 15th for Alaska and it feels like a lifetime away. I have no job and most of my friends work full time here, so I sit at home all day. I have to say I have watched more tv than I ever have. It's also hotter than hell in Orlando already, I went to the beach yestersday and it was well into the 90's. The tourists are starting to swarm towards the parks… Continue

Radical Changes

Posted on April 21, 2008 at 7:31pm 5 Comments

In just a few days, this Friday to be exact, I will graduate college! I am so relieved and excited to have graduated in four years, however it's bittersweet. I have made some great friends here at school and leaving them behind will be difficult. Although it's all very scary too because my life is about to make some drastic changes. I will be on my own for quite some time, something I am only half way used to. Most of my friends are gearing up for the real world. My room mate is moving to San… Continue

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At 9:43pm on July 27, 2009, akscootr said…
Thanks much for the info... I just gave my 2 weeks here in Jellystone. Corporate just doesn't do it for me. I will try to be in Girdwood this winter myself... maybe I'll see you there and buy you a beer. Again, gracias for the info....
At 5:38am on July 24, 2009, akscootr said…
Hi Nikki,
We spoke in the past... I was wondering about the business level in Denali/Cooper this summer. Can you update me? I am about to come back.....Thanx for any info.
At 8:08pm on June 13, 2009, Jeff Ross said…
Yup, this is Jeff from the Bake... You have some sweet pictures, I need to update my page here on coolworks. Anyway, see ya round...
At 1:30pm on May 31, 2009, AlaskaFound said…
yes of course i have a place for you to stay, just let me know when you are coming and i can hold a room for you here at the hotel. anchorage sucks, but the money is great. I hung out with Kim and Ashley the other day. Thats about it on my end...hope all is well with you. Looking forward to seeing you and catching up. Be safe up there.
At 5:08pm on May 30, 2009, John said…
forget it...I did my job up there setting up stores and now I'm back down in the lower 48... my number is 509-385-7742
At 3:33am on May 30, 2009, AlaskaFound said…
hows it goin up there?
At 3:50pm on May 3, 2009, John said…
I'll be bartending at the Grande Denali this summer. I gotta be there by the 11th, but I'm thinking of leaving Anchorage a couple days earlier, then camping my way there :) When are you headed down?
At 11:47pm on May 2, 2009, John said…
Yeah. I was in Fairbanks for two days and nights on the 20th-22nd and then drove down to Denali where I'm working.. I started on the 23rd and have been working almost everyday since.. Its amazing, the park, the job, the people, and yes the money.... I'm a manager so I'm salary and I'm parkside which is actually in the park compared to the majority of summer workers are just outside the park... Where are you and what are you up to???
At 8:14pm on May 2, 2009, Robert midkiff said…
yeah actually i will be flying into anchorage on the 13th of this month. im going to stay there for a night or two whenever the train starts to run which i belive is the 15. so hopefully ill be at the crows nest on or around the 15 and start work on the 18th. where abouts in florida are you from??
At 9:02am on April 30, 2009, Robert midkiff said…
yeah its awesome. hey how is the weather up there during the summertime. i hope not cold and rainy

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