My husband and I went to Alaska for the first time in 1995 when we took 5 weeks off from work and drove up from Seattle. Ever since that trip, we had wanted to return so when the opportunity to work for Princess came along, we grabbed at it! 2009 will be our 4th summer returning to Alaska and working for Kenai Princess Lodge. Our son, granddaughter, and daughter and her husband are as excited as we are that we are returning this year. They love to visit us in Alaska.
Our days off are busy, razor clamming in Ninilchik, picking wild blueberries near Seward, panning for gold near Hope and, of course, fishing for salmon in the Kenai and Russian rivers or just having a relaxing lunch in some spectacular setting. We also take full advantage of the many tours Princess offers, from river rafting, horseback riding, carriage rides, kayaking on the lake, touring the fjords of Resurrection Bay, or a train trip to McKinley, to name a few. We are never bored!
We have made some very special friendships and met many wonderful people and we look forward to meeting many more this coming season. We feel fortunate to have found such a great place to work (and play) for the summer, and the Management and the team they put together are fantastic.
We love the Lodge. It sets on the Kenai River in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. Wildlife, flowers and natural beauty are endless. The one thing that still impresses us is our guests’ reactions to Kenai Princess Lodge. They love it and often comment that they‘d love to come back and spend a lot more time with us.
Since Bob retired in 1998 we have been fulltime RVers. We hear comments and concerns from guests and fellow RVers who have not made the road trip up on the Alaska Highway or Cassiar Highway and believe us, it’s one of the most exciting parts of the Alaska experience. Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon are unparalleled in beauty and the people you meet along the way are very friendly and helpful. It’s part of this experience that draws us back time and again.