Alaska Adventure for the Summer 2010
In my vacationing vicariously post about my IT daughter’s trip she promised more from Librarian Girl’s summer in Alaska – well here are the first pictures and story of their working adventures in Alaska.
This is not their first foray into the Alaskan Wilderness. The duo met working on the Cruise West Cruise Ships out of Seattle, Washington. Jeff was the Educator for the cruise ship and Quinn cleaned the rooms and waited tables as a Guest Services Coordinator.
Quinn gave her parents a 10 day cruise on her ship as a treat – I will share some of those pictures in the future.
He does take wonderful pictures and tells a great story wherever he travels.
Last year this team worked at Glacier Bay National Park – one as a Ranger, the other once again doing Customer Service, this summer they are working one as a Ranger and the other for the Alaska Geographic Society selling books .
Here is a picture of their digs = the cabin is dubbed the VAULT for the summer..
Affectionately now known as The Vault, for the bank robber that lived in it one summer, escaping the law. Well, OK, I’m calling it The Vault. Electricity, yes. Running water, toilet, and kitchen: no. Those things are in the Big House across the way.
Two bikes that each need a little work done, and moose in the front yard last night.
And for Mother’s Day I got a lovely phone call all about their harvesting of dandelions from a meadow and making Cream of Dandelion Soup for supper. Dandelion Root tea is next on the list.
Well, Mom I do have a whole dandelion cook book!
Last year it was spruce tip syrup and beer. Also on the adventurer’s list is fishing for salmon and crabbing ….
I have requested NO BEARS or broken limbs on this adventure – please!
Hope you enjoy this mini vacation adventure, is this something you would like to do? Would you need a bigger spot for your summer residence? Do you explore and eat locally when you travel?
Looking forward to your comments, they are so appreciate them.