I hope I can be 'LIP'. I see you are going to Alaska to work for Holland America/Princess on the train. Have you been to Alaska? I have. Spent 4 summers at Denali. 2 with ARA, 1 with Park Service and 1 with Grayline of Alaska. It was thru Grayline that I ended up in Seattle for the last 17 years working for Holland America. The "head" office is here.
What will you be doing on the train? Will you get to work on both the Princess cars and the McKinley Explorer? Either way, I'm sure you will love it. It's a beautiful trip and 8 hrs never flew so fast between Anchorage and Denali. or 4 hrs Denali and Fairbanks. Are they providing housing for employees in Anchorage yet? Are you driving or flying? The ALCAN is spectacular. Only thing is that driving it before the start of the season most of the Seasonal serivces tend to be closed. But it's such beautiful country. Enjoy.
Hey Anne - wow things hve changed since I was last on CW . I have most of the food in my town and now must search further . I'm not going to Japan , right now any way , really need to R&R . But I had three job offers at home , 2 for Japan relief , and 1 for Sierra Leone relief . So driving up tomorrow - "would you like fries w/that ?" is my new mantra , I'll b n the EDR at Mammoth - and you ..... are on the train ?! in Ak ! good job holding out for the plum - you must post this Summer . c - ya
Thanks for the note Annalicious. My wife and I are of the older crowd but looking forward to our summmer in 2012. I've never applied for something this far in advance. I retire Dec. 31, 2011 and then we'll head out in our RV not long after that. Hopefully getting to YNP by June 2012. Good luck. We were passengers on the Alaskan RR 2 years ago it was real nice.
Hey again! I was just checking out the MPL group and saw you mentioned looking for a place. Have you found one yet? I worked with a lady who's daughter worked on the train. If you don't have a place, I can ask her to ask her daughter about places. Let me know!
Hey Anne! Sorry I missed you earlier, I was having computer issues, tax issues and trying to get it all figured out took me some time. When are you leaving for AK? What is your report date? Mine is the 8th of May. Guess we will leave here late April. I sure hope gas prices lower or at least level off, otherwise it will be using all the bonus and then some. Talk to you later. =)
Mornin pretty lady:) Hope all is well in ur neck of da woodz, here it's raining but better than below zero weather lol....Worked all night on my paintings so I am off 2 bed here soon....Have a wonderful day...Ur Buddy Lilah
Hi again! I've been reading everything I can on CW for months now. I'm 57 (will be 58 in June) so I definitely want to do seasonal work within the next few years - maybe 60 will be my goal. That will be here before you know it! I bought a bunch of camping stuff a couple months ago, but still haven't used it. You've inspired me to go out and camp by myself. I just got back from watching part of the superbowl. I was talking to a bartender about teaching me how to bartend. That is always something you could do seasonally. I think I'll pursue that. Did I see you will be working in AK? I've been there twice, but only on cruises. I would love to go back and spend some time other than being in the ports. Nice chatting with you! I'm sure I'll have lots more questions for you!
Hi Anneliese! Nice to hear from you. Sounds like we have a few things in common. I'm only visiting Yellowstone & Grand Tetons this summer. I'm not ready to do the seasonal thing yet. But I am curious...how long have you been doing seasonal work? I'm so ready for a change, but scared to actually make the change. I know I have to have some money saved to be able to pay my mortgage. Do you own a place in Florida? Just trying to figure out how you make it all work? It would be easy if I didn't own a home.
Hey Anne - Florida is soooo nice . I am thankful to be able to help out down there , I was in Iraq when the quake happened so this will be my 1st mission to Haiti . It's a real mess but I thrive in that environment . So Take Care - next time I write you will be in AK viewing the msg .
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