A journal of our trip to Alaska and Western Canada
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We've gone nuts -
We had a wonderful 3 days in the park and saw lots of wildlife - bears, a wolf, arctic fox, moose, caribou, ptarmagin, loons, trumpeter swan, rabbits and squirrels! Oh yeah, LOTS of mosquitos and a few robins! We loved it so much that we decided to volunteer for the vacant campground host spot at the campground. This means that we will be camped at this campground through the end of July acting as campground hosts. Our duties will be to greet other campers and answer questions, make sure all food etc is kept secure and away from any wandering critters like BIG BROWN BEARS and help visitors with whatever they need. In exchange for that we will have a campsite provided to us as well as propane, fire wood, diesel fuel, water and sewer. No electricity - who needs it right?? LOL, we have a generator for any electrical needs that we may have. We will be able to drive out of the campground one day a week for grocery shopping (that will be 2 1/2 hrs away), laundry, internet and phone access. No we won't have a telephone and no wifi. Just us and the bears! We work 32 hours a week and can use the bus system as much as we like and also will have use of the National Park Service employee facilities. Work will be mostly hanging out in the campground so its not exactly hard work!! We are excited about it and think it will be a real adventure. I will only be able to update the blog once a week now but I will look forward to hearing from all of you as it will be our weekly connectio to the world.
At this point we haven't a clue as to what is going on in the world. I kind of like this oblivion!! We do check the stock market when we are able to make sure that we still have a retirement account.
We have just retired, at least for the summer, and we plan to spend much of our time following the road to wherever it may take us! We hope that you'll visit our blog often and follow us on our journey.