Great to hear from you and to see your success with Coolworks. Greg has become a super active kayaker - he is president of the local club and they go to a different river every weekend. He and the kids are also obsessed by a sport called kayak polo (water polo in kayaks - a bit like basketball in boats). I had a fall earlier this year and have spent the whole year trying to rehabilitate - I hope by Christmas (our beautiful summer) I will be out making tracks on the trails again. Part of the reason I was looking at Coolworks is that our oldest is 17 - he finishes high school in December and then has what they call here a GAP year before starting university! He is headed to Germany for a 2 month exchange and then to the US for 8-9 months to see family and have a working holiday. He is hoping to find a job near a river :) I'm hoping he can find something that is as great an experience as we had with YPSS. Maybe will make our way over there and find our way up to Gardiner - it would be great to see you. Or if you want to come to NZ we would be glad to host you here.
Hello! Thanks Bill. I am so super pumped to find a place. Where do you think the best place for a newbie like me to work? I want to work in Montana most likely would like Glacier or Yellowstone be a good place?
Can anyone tell me anything and everything about West Yellowstone!! Please! I'll be working with DNC at the Holiday Inn and have pretty much little idea what to expect as I was just hired over the phone yesterday. What part of town do the employees live in? How much are grocery prices in WestY? What kind of entertainment does the town have in the summer AND in the winter - besides the obvious outdoors funtimes? And, pretty much anything else anyone could think of to help me decide what to bring and what not to bring. Thanks!
Sorry I haven't been on coolworks as much, just enjoying the Park, and trying to get things worked out for winter & summer. Now that I have contract's lined out for the rest of the the season.
It's time to enjoy what West Yellowstone has for winter fun.
Cross country skiing, Snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and then over to Big Sky to learn how to ski and snowboard. haha... I never had it so good!!!
I've been working for DNC now since April, with a new contract that ends March 19th 2011. I start serving at The Holiday Inn here in West Yellowstone Dec. 20th and have been housekeeping, and doing maintenance until that date.
Hope to see you and the crew from coolworks here to enjoy what West Y-stone has for winter fun!!
I think that was a different group that you read about....I recall reading that too. Back in 1969 the Mammoth YPSS guys (no girls in those days) took their meals with the Hamilton crew, in the old Haynes Shop. I also worked and roomed in that building.
Hey Bill! Just thought that I would stop by to say HI! It has been a very very busy opening for us here at Lake! But we are up and running and ready to go tomorrow morning! Hope all is well for you in Gardiner! Lemme know if you are going to make it up here at all this season! We can hike Elephant Back or something!
Hi bill, my name is carlie and kari told me to talk to you, she said that you might know the lady who just got the FT position with the sled dogs in Denali. I was curious bc I will be working up there this summer and would love the opportunity to get to help out with the dogs (even to just volunteer would be great). So if you have any information I would love to know. Thanks!
Yes, I've been watching the road reports, and it looks like it will have a mix on the 11th when I make my way to West Yellowstone. I'll be staying with friends there, and check in at DNC early am on the 12th.
HEY, THEY WERE ON MY LIST OF PLACES TO STAY , THANKS I WILL EMAIL THEM TODAY TO SAVE A SPOT FOR MAY 4,5... WHERE WILL YOU BE WORKING THIS SUMMER ?? iM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING TO YELLOWSTONE, I KNOW , CRUMPY CUSTOMERS, KIDS, HARD WORK ETC,.. BUT THE BEAUTY OF YELLOWSTONE WILL MORE THAN MAKEUP FOR THE NEGATIVES... WENT TO LAKE BAIKAL IN SIBERIA LAST SUMMER ,TALK ABOUT BEAUTY ,, WOW AND THE PEOPLE WERE GREAT ALSO... THANKS FOR THE INFO.
I see where you are from Gardiner, how about recommending a place to stay for two days, motel campground etc. I have to be in Gardineer May 6 for the job at yellowstone and need a suggestion as to where to stay, i do have my camping equipment with me ... thanks mary hudson
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