Archive | May 2012

Moose at Gwin’s Lodge

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These twins were born either early this week or late last week. This picture was taken across the road from where I live now near the Upper Kenai River.

Earlier this week while all my co-workers and I were having dinner, the mama moose ran past the window…wow, I never knew moose could run so fast.  Hope I am never in their way when they are in a hurry to get somewhere.

I saw moose before while living in NH, and we had elk all around the Grand canyon while I was there, so these Alaskan moose don’t scare me at all. Now the idea of seeing a bear  (to close) scares the crap outta me..so I don’t go walking much around here.

Now for the business~~The store is open but don’t think any customer has stopped in to buy anything. Probably because from looking at the outside of this business it’s really hard to tell that we are open.  I am still waiting for the restaurant to open. There is still lots of work to do around the property,  but not much that I can actually do myself, So I haven’t really done much of anything the last few days.

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1 Month in Alaska

Hard to believe I have been in Anchorage for a whole month now. There is still alot of things in Anchorage I have not seen…and I probably will never get around to see it all. Basically Anchorage is just another city; much like any city in any state. Not really the picture I would conjour up whenever I would think of what Alaska was supposed to be like.

Of  course I would have to arrive just a week before the newspapers stated that we passed the record for the snowiest Winter on record. And now someone mentioned that we might get more snow tomorrow, so I guess Winter isn’t over yet.

I am hoping (and waiting) for a Summer job in Cooper Landing, which is about 2-hrs South of Anchorage. It’s a server job, in a little (sorta) remote fishing lodge, which will be a bit different then what I am used to but hopefully I can handle it. Just gotta keep telling myself that it’s just for a Summer. The area all around Cooper Landing looks great…with lots of trees and the river is right across the street 🙂 I have talked to the owner/manager (not totally sure what Charlotte’s title is) and I know that she did 1 reference check, and I faxed back the paperwork she needed to do my background check. So now I am just playing the waiting game….oooh my patience will be put on trial this week. LOL

Tomorrow is payday from my very, very short job at Wendy’s….I’ll get paid for a whole 3 nights. Oh well, I will use that to buy a few supplies that I’m sure I will need once I get to Cooper Landing. I never did figure out why Wendy’s left my name off the schedule.

This week Anchorage is starting up a trolley that goes around to different areas of the city, and someone gives a narrative history talk for $15/hour. I want to do that before I leave here. Might end up being my favorite activity here.