Sunday, October 25, 2009

WANTED: Summer Jobs

Wyatt and I have the opportunity to take advantage of our 'no kid' status next summer and embark on an adventure. However, we're not sure what adventure we are going to embark on. So I thought I'd reach out to my bloggy readers and see if any of you knew of any summer job opportunities for 2010. Yeah, that's right. We're going to throw caution into the wind and be totally irresponsible, impractical, and irrational!

Please contact me if you know of (or know someone who knows of (or know someone who knows someone who knows of (you get the picture...))) a seasonal summer opportunity that includes the following:

an income (even if it is for peanuts)
an job/income for both Wyatt and me
something that includes free room (or inexpensive housing)
something out of the norm and exotic (moving to Utah Valley is not out of the norm - think NYC, San Francisco, Idaho ranch, fishing charter in Alaska, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, etc.)

Thanks in advance!

On a different note, Wyatt and I went to Hood River yesterday! I am feeling extremely smug because we were blessed with PERFECT weather (it rained ALL day Friday and today but not a cloud in the sky yesterday)! Happy day! We went to our favorite cookie shop to purchase an array of tasty cookies. Then headed over to another fruit stand for their Edelweiss Festival. I had such a pleasant time. Something about eating German sausage beneath the canopy of fruit trees, feeling the warm glow of the afternoon sun on my skin, and listening to the sounds of the accordion drift through the air. It was quite dreamy. I just love our little tradition of going to Hood River each fall to enjoy the colors and fruits of the season!

apple pick'n

wagon full of apples

engagement picture mockery

14 comments:

Phoebe said...

What about lifeguard on the lake? That way we can still hang out together every Friday, which I noticed you did not list as one of your requirements!

Collette said...

How fun! I wish I was more help...but I'm not. Sorry. I can't wait to hear what you end up doing.

Dan said...

There are subscription based sites where you can find house sitting jobs. Then you can have free housing and then get a job where ever that house may be. I just can't think of any of those sites right now.

maybe try this or this.

Josette said...

idaho ranch? hahahahahahaha. sounds like an adventure!! hope you find something good...i got nothin for ya...sorry. you should do the house sitting thing. that sounds like fun.

Mel said...

Love the last pic! With our trip to Washington DC this past weekend, Jim and I were discussing how cool DC would be to live for a while... if we didn't have kiddos... Also, I think being park rangers at a National park: Zion's, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, etc. would be cool too. That actually might be our retirement plan... Have fun!

Gel said...

I agree with Melanie... DC is a lot of fun!! I'd move back there with you. Lots to do and its so pretty but..... you can't pass up a great farm in Idaho. Nothing better than getting dirty and smelly!!!

Jeff said...

If it were me....I would work at a National Park. They usually provide housing and meals. I would be totally content to do that.

Jeanna said...

A friend of Dane's did a sweet summer job at some fancy beach kinda place, his name is Andrew. Ask Dane.

Love the engagement mockery, very cute, made me laugh.

Andrea said...

Disney, cruise ship, national park, tour guide, golf course, dude ranch, anything international.... I'm glad to see you having fun. Oh, how I long for the time when it was indefinite dating.... Love ya!

Anonymous said...

The "engagement picture" was worth the whole blog.

AJ said...

i have no idea. if i think of something i will let you know. your other friends are so creative.

you could pan handle in seattle.

Reed H. said...

I'm Jeff's brother. I worked in Alaska for a cruise/tour company and had a blast seeing everything on my days off. Variety of jobs available in Alaska and other locales, as they've expanded their operations. Contact Tim Jacox or Dan Blanchard in the Seattle office. Cruise West. I don't know the phone# at the moment. Good luck!

Jen Demaris said...

work for a cruise line!??! any luck on anything yet?

Matt & Val said...

This isn't too horribly crazy, but you could go work at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon. I know they have married housing there, although I always lived in a trailer park when I worked there. You love the outdoors, so when your not working you could be hiking. It's a beautiful place!