Living & Working in Great Places
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Living the Dream is the book I wrote while living in my RV and working at Mount Rainier. The chapters include all sorts of things I learned during my seven year journey in seasonal work. On Monday and Tuesday, September 5 and 6th, you can download it FREE, yes, free at the link. I'd love some good reviews at amazon, too, if you're so inclined.
Many thanks to Coolworks, who I…Continue
Well, we've just been notified of two things. Number one, our housing ( no food program except 20% discount at restaurants on location) went up by 59 bucks a month. So, for a room in a four-plex its now going to be $579 per month. as of January. Then, they've cut back our hours, hoping for snow or else its going to be real lean. Even our pastry shop is going to be closed at least one day a week.
I'm kinda looking around for other options.
Anyone thinking of applying for work…Continue
My doctor gave me a full clearance and I can't wait to work again. You seasonal people know how it is, the lure of working in beautiful places with people of like minds.
I hope to be back in Yellowstone soon, just need the Paper. Like Ron, I ask everyone to cross your fingers for me, hoping to be back in the Park soon, the season is slipping away, seems like.
Ok, friends, that's my post, hope to have great news this week.
I've had alot of crazy stuff happen lately, among them a serious surgery which totally prevented me from taking my job in Yellowstone. HR understood completely, staying in touch with me as my doctors put me on 6 weeks medical leave, which includes no bending or twisting my back, and no lifting any weights over of 10 pounds. A gal can't cook under those restrictions.
I missed working preseason at Snowlodge, and now, I'll miss Lake Lodge, and I do mean miss.If…Continue
Hope you all have a great night. See ya round the kichen, bring knives and salsa!
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I'm currently writing a novel, the first book in a trilogy is already published over at Kindle. Its fun, and I'm having a great summer. A friend told me about this when I worked in the Grand Tetons last May. I've already uploaded my other books and made money.
But, I'm thinking about Alaska now. I think its all Aggies fault.
I know several who are having a blast in Alaska, Anne, are you out there? My main question is housing. Found out I am a very light…Continue
I believe in luck, but it ususally happens to those who already have a good thing going.
My life is like a cake I decided to bake. Lets see, we'll make it chocolate. Well, had that for awhile, Now I think I'll do carrot cake. I really like lemon,too, maybe I'll do that later on.
Kinda trying different things out, and my luck has always been pretty fantastic. The icing on the cake I'm currently enjoying makes it so good.
If you aren't enjoying the cake you have, try a…Continue
I arrived at Jackson Lake Lodge last evening, after 5 days on the road (visiting family, driving 2100 miles) and sort of feel wind blown.
Everyone is fantastic, the views are fabulous, and I have my roomie, Terry, introducing me to all the friends. I hope to remember as many names as possible.
Just a lot to remember, the maze from EDR to uniform department, the orientation check in, etc. The walk from dorms to Main building. It will look different once all the snow…Continue
While waiting for the season to begin, I went into the woods for a little fun.
5 Weeks and counting!
Hello to all my Cool Buddies who are already in route, or on site, or counting down days as well.
I'm not looking forward to the drive out west. Seems like driving back from Zion last year, visiting and helping with family emergencies, just sorta did me in.
Looking at flights from here to Jackson, it would cost about the same as driving. Plus, I would be there same day, just after lunch, instead of 2.5 days on the road.
But, still, having my own car is sweet. I can get by on few clothes, thats not an issue.
Preparing for the season, we find ourselves packing up. Not stuff, I mean kindred spirits.
We know the sound of our pack when we hear it, listening for that certain sound, a recognizable wildness and independence.
I'd rather take some chances living on the edge, running wild in cool places than den up safely in a cage while my paws turn grey.
We've learned to watch for bait, usually there's a trap hidden under it.
Wolves may wander alone, but they have…Continue
We cast our our nets via applications to a multitude of places. Sometimes even places that don't sound that appealing, just to get an offer, any offer!
Notebook in hand, we record the day, place, perks, location, any other notes that may help in making a decision or aiding the interview.
Then, all the employers cast a net: listing perks, offering enticements to get the best on board for the summer, the net stays out there long enough to fill the ranks, and then some.…Continue
They say its variety, but I've found its all about the new. The adventure.
I get tired of just switching it up, tonight pizza, tomorrow, roast beef.
How about some serious Discovery? Drive to a new place, eat food you've never even heard of?
Same goes for the work site, job discription, friends and fauna.
Its a delight to explore, to learn something new. New.
Discovery. Adventure. Its addictive.
I woke this morning at 8:00. Too Early! I went back to sleep until 9:30. One thing I love about Line Cooking here in Zion is no alarm clocks.
I don't have to be to work until 1 p.m, so I fill my morning with instant coffee in my room, two pieces of fruit we're allowed to take from the EDR each evening, and internet surfing. I also have a book I'm reading.
At 12 noon, I get into my uniform and walk to…Continue
Things are going good here, the air conditioning is working wonderfully.
Its supposed to be 101 on Sunday.
Its all about getting out in the morning, or later in the evening. The Virgin River still feels cold.
I've been making short videos for youtube, posting on my http://brawnyview.blogspot.com/
and just learning about One Day At a Time. ODAT. I think that must be the seasonal…Continue
I've been here in Zion for 12 days now. On my two days off, I did several nice hikes and took some footage. A collection of these can be viewed on my channel at youtube. Angels Landing, which was about as hard as I was warned, Weeping Rock, Observation Point worth the climb of 2200 feet, and the three Emerald Pools. The Virgin River is the one constant in all these, a cold rushing river through the valley.…Continue
Its even accumulating.
When they say bring warm clothing, and rain gear for the desert, they mean it.
I made some good miles today, in spite of the wind in Kansas,and the $2.50 toll for the privilage of driving on I-70 for 50 miles between Kansas City and Topeka.
But thats not my gripe.
All these religious billboards along the highway,
"What will you say when you meet Him?"
I mean, it was so windy in Kansas, passing the Invader MotorHome pulling a Hummer, I think…Continue