The snow has melted from the ground, but the beautiful mountains surrounding Healy are still covered.
Vince’s co-workers from last year are arriving tonight and I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know them. He only has great things to say about them.
I am feeling a little sad not to be working in the Transportation Department again this year. I think that feeling will only intensify when Vince gets here and everyone in that department starts going on their tours and having parties (I work for the Hotel/Lodge and Vince works for the Transportation Department, two fairly separate entities).
However, I have to say that I am really excited to be working for the Front Desk at the lodge this year and am looking forward to getting some supervisory experience under my belt. My employees will be arriving on the 14th, the same day Vince gets here. So while I will be ecstatic to see V., I will probably not be able to give him my full attention for a few weeks to come. Our team is pretty much all new this year and there aren’t any returners from previous seasons. We’ve got a lot of training to do to get everyone prepared for opening day on the 19th.
My first day off will be on the 12th and I have volunteered to spend a few hours that morning helping out the National Park Service. We are going to clean their stretch of the Parks Highway as part of the Adopt-a-Highway program. I figured it would be a great way to get outside and enjoy the surroundings while doing something more worthwhile with my time off than sleeping in and surfing the web (which I will surely do with many of my future days off). It’s still a little too cold and snowy to go on any hikes. Plus, I should probably wait until Vince gets here to go with me!
Overall, I am loving being back in Alaska and very much looking forward to finishing training and meeting my employees for this year. I haven’t had much time to think about Vince’s arrival, which is nice because that means it will only be here sooner.
Talk to you soon,
P.S. Happy Mother’s Day to my awesome Mom. Love you!