So the job
Living here in Jasper may be a very long summer because of the work and because of the location.
We start our usual day here around 6:45 and shower to beat the rush caused by 10 people from all over the world living under one roof. We start work at 8:30 and begin with putting all bedding and towels in the washers and dryers. Then for the rest of the day we clean log cabins that are very nice and we get to ride golf buggies around. For the japanese girl she is no longer allowed after crashing into a fence on her first day! Then we finish around 5 maybe later in the summer because we are already almost fully booked. So we earn $11 an hour therefore one huge benefit from being here in the wilderness is that our wallets may get bigger.
Also the fantastic scenery is something that cant be beaten, this is one of the most naturally beautiful places i have ever been to. When you stop for five minutes and look out of the window of the cabins to see the lovely snowy capped mountains it really hits home how far away we are and what a different world it is. Time has almost stood still here from the gold rush times where instead of horse drawn wagons everyone drives pick ups and wears baseball caps. Think of films like seven brides for seven brothers and that is the kind of back drop we have.
The location of where we work is a good and a bad thing. It is good because we save and because it beautiful. Its bad however be because we have the choice of two places near to us, Jasper and Hinton. These are around the size of ross-on-wye or kidlington if not smaller. The next big town is Edmonton which is over 400 kilometres away. So isolation could be something that may get to us somedays and it will take a few more days to get used to it compared to the busy city that we loved, Vancouver.
We plan to go on lots of walks and exploring drives whilst we are here and we have discovered a dairy queen drive thru, who have an even better menu than Mcdonalds and amazing ice creams.
So the blog posts may be a little boring from now until we finish here unless we get any more visits from the bear, who last night was on our porch and scared a house mate when she was texting and looked up to see it running into the forest right next to our cabin.
The road that runs in front of the campsite will be the road that we will be on toward our next stop of Toronto and beyond in the autumn, so it is a constant reminder of what we are working towards...i just wish we would be on it sooner as now we have started to see amazing sights we crave to see more and more.