Bill, Our train crew will be in Denali this Saturday. I am not sure as to where we will stay but we will be staying over. I think dinner will be in the edr there and we will be at Cabin Night that night. It is a training run so I don't know all details. Thought I'd let you know.
Aloha Bill, I will arrive in ANC on May 7th 5am and rent a car to explore the Kenai Peninsula and Girdwood area until I take the bus to Denali on May 11th and check in to Aramark Chalet housing. I hear tell the snow in Denali is melting and plenty of mud to contend with, so make sure you bring appropriate shoes. I've yet to receive my HAP job offer letter as I was hired by phone last Friday.
Best of Luck on your CDL test!!
Thanks Bill, and congratulations to you on your upcoming Denali summer adventure. I was hoping it would be close enough to walk between the two properties, sounds like I may be able to pull this off, providing my feet don't fail me working 16 hours daily! Your job as a driver sounds like something I would enjoy, I have some speeding tickets so I don't think I could get hired though;( Last year when you visited, did you notice if any of the male servers at Princess had a ponytail? I know we can only have a mustache, no beard.
Aramark allows beards to 2 inches and hair tied back (assuming for males as well).
Ah yeah, very cool. I have been doing the same. Just trying to get an idea of what the place is like and how everyone gets along. Im mostly just concerned about what I need to bring, and what I should or shouldnt bring. but overall I am pretty excited about it and I know i'll have a good time up there.
I worked with a guy last summer in Denali that filled in part time as a driver for Princess. He mainly did the train runs and sometimes the employee shuttle to/from Healy...but his favorite was to fill in on the trolley!
Hi Bill - I didn't write down your email for the tastycake deal . I'm very interested and will snd funds for product and shipping . This is all for fun of course - one of my hiking buds is frm PA and is always lamenting the absence out west of the famous Tastycake . I did become a fan when I was briefly stationed in Philly . So it will be a great surprise to see his expression when I casually pull out some Tasties frm my pack when we're hikin in the Wilderness
Bill (Re. my summer at Custer State Park in the Black hills)
Looking at your profile I think you could enjoy working in Custer State Park. The natural surroundings are amazing, you are just minutes from Mt. Rushmore, and surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife, including the always amazing buffalo. The work is difficult (paid on salary mostly I think), but not overwhelming. Many of the workers are international (many Indonesian, Filipino, Eastern European), but there is a solid group of American young students and older folks too. If you are into the "Older and Bolder", which I honestly don't even entails, you could have great interest in CSP because of the Sturgis Bike Rally. For two weeks the Black Hills are swallowed (for good or bad!) by bikers, many of whom could potentially be classified as "older and bolder." Lodging left much to be desired (little space/privacy and run-down conditions), but there are ample apartments in nearby Custer. Hope this helped. I'd do some research on Custer State Park and Sturgis if you want more info.
HI BILL-THANK U ABOUT MY PICS..I WAS INTO MY SUMMER AT YNP AT LAKE THIS SEASON-MAY 15 TO SEPT.29,,I WAS IN OLD FAITHFUL FOR 3 SEASONS,,THAT LAKE IN LAKE IS HUGE,,THATS GOOD U LOVE TRAVELING,,HAVE U EVER WORKED AT YNP-ANY LOCATIONS ?
I wish I could say that I had a very positive time. I didn't. The management was unsupportive. The chef never had a positive word for anyone. The final straw was when a line cook, (I was the EDR cook) threw a serving spoon and it hit me. Both the chef and the management just swept it under the rug. I had to contact NPS to file a charge then I quit. Be wary of these people. A couple of good things were the housing, the food, (not to toot my own horn.) and the area...simply beautiful.
Have fun at the Jersey Shore! It's good to have everyone together for a fun time. We lived in Port Liberte (Jersey City) for a couple of years when my husband worked in Manhattan. We were on the Hudson River and I watched the drama of 9/11 unfold right from across the river...something I'll never totally recover from.
Thanks for checking! That would be a funny coincidence! You wouldn't believe Athens now...such a very cool town. I went to my niece's graduation a couple of years ago and couldn't believe how much it had changed! Downtown is loaded with bars, restaurants and shops.
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