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May 2013 Blog Posts (4)

Where did I go wrong?

So on my bucket list was a job in Alaska.  Got said job and have been enjoying it alot.  However, i did not sign up for a roommate that snoores like a freight train or having the bed/room right next to the kitchen.  Driver Guides are naturally loud and do not recognize their voice carries easily.  They also forgot to use their inside voice and that cooking at 4:00 am will awake the sleeping bear (me) because they are slamming cabinet doors and banging pots and pans.  What were they thinking?…

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Added by Ann Carr on May 25, 2013 at 12:28am — 3 Comments

Lake Disappoinment

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…

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Added by Melissa Whitener on May 19, 2013 at 9:41am — 10 Comments

How do They Do That?

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…

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Added by aggie71 on May 18, 2013 at 6:27pm — No Comments

How is Working in Alaska in 2013 similar to the 10 Plagues of Egypt?

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…

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Added by aggie71 on May 17, 2013 at 12:11pm — 4 Comments

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