This is the employee housing I will be living in. Yurts! The picture came off their Facebook page taken during the first snow storm of this winter. I'm sure the yurts are well insulated with heaps of snow by now.
There is wireless internet up there so I will be blogging.
I will be taking the drive slow and watching out for moose BIG TIME!!!
The chef at the NEW Tsaina Lodge, in the Chugach Mountains, called me this morning and offered me the position of his kitchen helper! The lodge will be open March & April for the fabulous spring skiing season on & around Thompson Pass. I am now part of a team working a first class ski resort nestled 35 miles from my old stomping grounds, the snow capitol of the world, Valdez. If I were a skier or snowboarder I would be even more excited than I am already. I start next week!
This was the job I wanted. Fun lodge, earning while learning, with a mountain backdrop. I won't be able to take a bad picture.
Drove out to Big Lake, the start of the Iron Dog Snowmachine Race, that starts this Sunday to see what all the fuss was about.
Apparently, after the volunteers cleared the snow off the lake for a parking lot & the spectators, an ice fisherman looked and saw a good place to dig not one, but three ice holes. The holes released the water pressure and flooded the cleared area with a foot and a half of water. No problem for the racers but no fun for the spectators or their vehicles.
The Iron Dog Race doesn't own Big Lake and can do nothing about the fisherman drilling the holes in their playground. They do know that there are no fish on that side of the lake so all that work for no fish.
Looks like they plugged the holes and are working on clearing another area for Sunday's Big Lake start of the Iron Dog snowmachine race from Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks.