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September 2008 Blog Posts (15)

Week One in Nepal

Week One:

I have traveled safely to the other side of the world. It is always nice to be on the other end of approximately 24 hours on a plane. On Friday September 19, Shelly Braun and I made our way from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. We both took different airlines and met up at the hotel by the airport. Our flight for Bangkok did not leave until late Saturday night, so we had a day to kill. The latest check out that the hotel offered was 2pm…so we had them store our bags and we… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on September 30, 2008 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Happy Job??

I'd love anyone's comments, or, recommendations about who you like in the way of seasonal employers. Being in Retail for over 40 years, I know there can be diverse differences in the management philosophy regarding their employee's, and, their treatment of them. Any info on good, or, bad, companies is appreciated.

As far as Company supplied housing, are there any that are better suited for retilred couples? After 42 years of wedded bliss? I don't think dormitory living would be something… Continue

Added by Dale and Jo Ann Jackson on September 29, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Termination dust

I was driving from Soldotna to Girdwood last night and I see termination dust (first snow) all over the mountains (technically, the first snow was in July). Ski season is on the way! :0) I love Alaska!!!

Added by akscootr on September 21, 2008 at 11:07am — No Comments

Denali, just wonderland, What a day!!!!

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Added by Jose Diaz-Mitoma on September 20, 2008 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Lucky Girl

Added by Jose Diaz-Mitoma on September 20, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Alaska is good to me

Added by Jose Diaz-Mitoma on September 20, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Just One Sunrise a Year at the South Pole and it happens tomorrow - September 21st!

Things are very busy here as we gear up for sunrise and summer…At the South Pole we only get 11 hours of internet and phone use as we cycle through three satellites just for 11 hours.

The sky is showing pink and orange as if in early morning...Just tonight we sat next to one of our many galley dinning room windows and awed at the horizon. Funny how a sunrise or set at the bottom of the world will take days and weeks while back home it takes minutes and's very nice to know… Continue

Added by Terry on September 20, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

SLC to LA to Bangkok to Kathmandu

Here We Go!

In just a little while, I'll begin my travels to the other side of the world. I'll first fly from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, where I'll overnight at one of the airport hotels. I'm traveling with my friend Shelly, which will be such a change from my usual solo flight. We catch our Thai Air flight Saturday evening. That will be a long one...17 hours???...non-stop to Bangkok. We transit through that beautiful new airport with about a five hour layover...then catch the… Continue

Added by Sarah Sifers on September 19, 2008 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Making A Mental Toolbox

Getting out of the Navy was a difficult life step. Ask anyone who has been honorably discharged from military service. It’s almost as if something, or someone, dies inside. There is a period of mourning. The mourning can last a day or two for some. For me it lasted almost one and a half years.

During this time I started looking for the “new” me. I picked up a book that happened to be on my wife’s library shelf called “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. After reading what I still… Continue

Added by Benjamin F. Schenck on September 19, 2008 at 2:39am — No Comments

Stuff that makes me go...Hum?

Has anyone else ever thought of running barefoot through the oil fields while the black crude loveliness squishes between your toes?

Added by Karen on September 18, 2008 at 12:19pm — 3 Comments

really itching to hit the road.....

Today it is 9/13, the middle of September. The weather in Phoenix has dryed out a bit and cooled off and right around the corner, maybe about four weeks away, the temps will once again cool off to the point where many people would consider it nice to be here. Usually I am very happy to see this time of the year as it means things will pick up, the utility bills will go down, life will once again be more pleasant here. This year however - I JUST WANT OUT!!! Triggering this is the fact that two… Continue

Added by 40Rob on September 13, 2008 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Elkins Resort - Consider it for next summer

I'm road trippin it this week, and Elkins Resort on Priest Lake in northern Idaho has been one of our stops. I love going to employers' places, laying low for the first day, not letting anyone know who I am. This way I can check out the vibe on the down low. ;} Shhhh, don't tell. I do this for you guys.

I came away from Elkins thinking - what a great place to spend the summer.

First off - it's beautiful. Sits right on the shore of Priest… Continue

Added by Kathi on September 11, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

X-Mas at Jenny Lake Lodge

A little party

A little food and song


Some lights…


Added by Steve on September 3, 2008 at 7:20pm — 2 Comments

On the road again

...or is it in the air? Most of my trip between jobs is flying. Usually I'd like to mix the mode of travel up, but it just worked better by flying most of the time.

Basin Harbor is going to take me to the airport in Burlington tomorrow morning. I'm flying to Boston, have to transfer in New York though. On Saturday morning, I'm running the 5-mile Ollie Run in South Boston. The rest of the time I'm going to wing it. I'm staying close to Fenway, but the Red Sox are away. The hostel is… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on September 3, 2008 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Questioning labor on Labor Day?

Well, not only Labor Day, I kind of like the way that title sounded. Today I was asked by several guests about working on Labor Day. Like it was some kind of big deal. The times 'normal' people have off of work is also the service industry's busiest time to work, both seasonal or not. I think that is kind of simple to understand, isn't it?

One summer, I was working with a new person to this kind of work. It was in our first couple of weeks when he asked if I had made any plans for… Continue

Added by Keith Larson on September 1, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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