Living & Working in Great Places
So far I am very disappointed with the Lake Yellowstone location. Sure it is pretty- but once you have driven around and walked around - that's it. There is absolutely nothing to do. Well, unless you want to go get drunk at the employee pub. Most of the employee rec activities take place M- F- so those of us who drew Sat and Sun off are shit out of luck.
No wildlife here. There was a report of a grizzly wandering through one night- but we did not get to see it. A few bears if you…Continue
I'm sure that for most of my loyal readers the title of this blog is conjuring up visions of brave Park Service Rangers repelling down a shear cliff to rescue a wayward mountaineer .... or perhaps a Ranger Pilot making one of those dangerous glacier landings. Well, actually I'm referring to communal bathing :-) You see by the time I get down to my underwear my camp mate next door has...(1) arrived, (2) disrobed, (3) showered thoroughly, (4) dried off, (5) blow dried their hair and…Continue
Added by aggie71 on May 18, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments
For all you Old Testament buffs I thought it might be fun to compare my current experience in Alaska with the 10 plagues of Egypt :-) First, we would turn the Nanana River red as blood however it's frozen solid! Maybe we could conjure up a cherry icee rendition? Next we have this incessant snow....please make it just hail fire for a few minutes....Please. And what the f__k with the 16 deg temps? It's really bad when you start layering your long underwear! OK......eventually we will thaw…Continue
Added by aggie71 on May 17, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments
got me a little bit of a suprise this morning when I flew into Salt lake Delta called me up to the gate desk and wanted my ticket, at first I thought utoh what did I do. But then the guy sais he went and changed my seat no extra charge to first class.??? hmmm. My first plane was a little bumpy, kinda felt like I was on a rollor coaster and the wings were flapping pretty good, but the little jet for my second flight was smooth sailing. couldn't even feel the landing Glad my trip didn't turn…Continue
Added by Brenda on May 11, 2013 at 9:12pm — No Comments
Added by Pete on May 11, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
To all who have not been here this place, being so close to Canada, is pretty remote since it is close to Buffalo, NYC, Boston, Montreal but it lures people from all over the world to explore her hidden valley's. Loads of lakes, streams, rivers, waterfalls, pools like many of the National Parks without the huge crowds without the sheer lunacy of peoples bad habits of chucking garbage in the parks. …Continue
Added by Pete on April 29, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments
It is all relative. Depends on where you are going, what kind of weather you are dealing with, what kind of terrain but most of all what interests you. If you like to backpack, hike long miles well it is obvious prepare for it otherwise join many others and take the bare essentials. If you are super active and love to take lots of pictures then clear the SD cards well a Laptop comes in handy dandy however if you are into all work and no play then you can fit almost everything into a 20L…Continue
Added by Pete on April 26, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments
I am getting paranoid about how much I have packed! Been reading over the blog posts from others and it doesn't seem like I am that far out of line- but seems many can get everything in a duffel and backpack. I have a footlocker and some of the recyclable grocery bags. Any hints and comments will be greatly appreciated.
In the footlocker I have packed-
5 short sleeve t-shirts
2 long sleeve t-shirts
1 Long sleeve…Continue
Ever get those out there that worked in the park, like Yellowstone ancient history ago and because they didn't have the technology like they do now they were so privileged to experience the park as it should be? that has always annoyed the hell out of me when someone sais that. It's like excuse me, but who said later employees are any less then you and who are you to say that later employees don't enjoy the parks just as much as you???? Granted I'm one of the oldies, they did not have quite…Continue
First let me say that was the fastest 2 1/2 days of my life! I also need to add what a way to travel! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip from Bellingham Washington to Haines Alaska on the 50 year old Alaska Marine Highway. Now, mind you, it is not cheap. If you take your vehicle you will drop a cool $1,000 for the privilege of riding the ferry. The only consolation is that the driver is "free" :-) It is expensive, but so is gasoline along the Alcan Highway. If you drive, you do the driving…Continue
I've traveled Greyhound for over 20 years. In all that time, I never once had a problem with them, outside of the occasional late arrival/departure, which in all honesty is expected from any travel company. This time... this time, I thought I would go insane
My younger sister took me to the station in Macon, Georgia this past Wednesday morning, dropped me off, and headed back home. I weighed my duffel at the counter and waited for it to be tagged and my ticket confirmed. The duffel…Continue
Well we have all seen this title before throughout our lives and it is such a simple yet effective way to help us plan for the right job. So many of us have shown up for a job unprepared and discover something more about ourselves. Planning really is essential these days and yes we have all found out that even with a well structured plan not everything will fall into place the way we had hoped but it is nice to be prepared. I have gone through my ups and downs like many others and it really…Continue
Added by Pete on April 22, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments
Called up Delta and got my plane reservation changed for free to the day before, plus The Delta rep also booked my motel in jackson for me and I contacted Gtlc and gave them my new arrival so now I'll be picked up at 7 am two miles from where I'm staying all right in the heart of Jackson hole. and the best part is the hotel is under 100.00.it's actually just 60. 24 days and I'm flying out.
In 30 days I will be checking in at Gardiner. 25 days til I hit the road! Got the new battery for my computer today and my foot locker should arrive tomorrow- which means I can start packing! I've already gotten all my camping gear out and cleaned up- except the tent. We had a few nice days here, but now we are back to cold, rainy late winter type weather. I do have to get that tent out and set up- make sure it doesn't need any repairs, count the stakes and check the seams and guy…Continue
Added by Melissa Whitener on April 11, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
I have a nice 25ft 5th wheel travel trailer, f350 to pull it and a suburban as a second vehicle. I would like to find a female traveling partner to team up and travel together working seasonal jobs around the US. HMU if you are interested... Hank 254-563-3040
This packing guide is meant for those taking a bus or plane as opposed to a personal vehicle, though anybody may find it useful. These items will easily fit into a 30" duffel, especially if you use space saver bags for your clothing. At the end of the article I'll discuss the best way to pack everything in order to minimize breakage/spillage.
1. Clothing: One week's worth, with a dozen pairs of…Continue
I've gotten a lot done today. After church and lunch, I started going through my stuff. I set out and labeled three boxes of clothes: Leave at Home, Donate, Bring with me. After I finished going through my dresser, closet, and plethora of clothes on my bedroom floor, I started packing. I picked out some clothes i am going to bring with me but I am going to wear the next four weeks. I'll pack them the night before I leave. Then I folded all the leave home clothes and put them back in…Continue
Here we go again...... for a third season as a Driver Guide in Alaska. What can I say, I like the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as they would say on ABC " Wide World of Sports". I have been asked what draws one to travel so far for seasonal employment? I have heard this one numerous times, “Why on earth would you want to spend time in a frozen place like that"? There is no way to describe the beauty of Alaska. I have hundreds of photos. They don't do…Continue