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Departing Flight - Friday, Mar 30, 2012
Airbus Jet Jet
07:50pm -Mar 30, Fri
12:46am -Mar 31, Sat Nonstop
Flight Duration: 5hr 56min
Total Fare: $261.90
Yup, I DID IT!!!!! I am going to Alaska, with or without a job :) The above ticket is non-refundable...now I feel like I should start singing LeeAnn Rhimes' song...I bought a 1-way ticket, on a West-bound Train (well plane in my case). Anyways, I got 6 months to figure out what to do with all my stuff. Probably alot of it with get left on the free table downstairs and a few boxes will be mailed to my daughter in Maine.
Yes, as of lately this is the wildest thing I have done for awhile. It has been years since I had jumped on a bus to move to some unknown city without a job or a real place to live...and I miss those days. So I am jumping back on the "gypsy-wagon" and determined to have a new adventure next year.
Some of the job places in Alaska want face-to-face interviews, I guess they like to hire people that are already in the area. Probably because then they don't have to worry about whether you are going to actually show up for the job. So I plan on staying at the Spenard Hostel in Anchorage when I first get up there....and by the way, that hostel has a 2-day houseparent job also :) and free rent comes with that job...otherwise they charge less then $300/month rent. I plan on saving enough cash to pay for a couple months, just in case the houseparent job is full next April. Otherwise I might check out cheap rooms on craigslist.
But no matter where I end up staying...even if I have to pitch a tent somewhere...I know I will be staying in Alaska next Summer. YEE-HAW!!!!!
I love that song too...Please listen to it!!