Friday, May 02, 2008

Answering the Call of the Wild...Again


After 2 years, 3 months, and 4 days (or 824 days or 1,186,560 minutes depending on how you want to think about it) I have decided to say adios to DC. That’s right - I am getting the hell out of dodge and heading back to the Last Frontier! I finally found a new job and I am hitting the road on June 1. And I am taking a full month to drive up there so I will have plenty of time to stop and smell the roses.

I can’t believe I’ve been in DC almost as long as I lived in Juneau. How did that happen?!

10 comments:

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Congratulations on the new job! Have a safe trip back.

Step Right Up said...

Ooh! A month long drive by your lonesome! Be safe! That's the 'I've watched too many true crime shows' in me. Sorry.

I imagine moving from someplace like AK to DC is quite a change. I wish I could move back South where I feel like home but I really do like my job here in the cold, flat, windy, lack of trees, monotone speaking Midwest. I hate trade offs.

a quiet citizen said...

Back to Juneau KK? Am i gonna miss you in DC?

moondog said...

if your travels take you anywhere near LA be sure to stop and visit! good luck with the new job!

Anonymous said...

sure, that is a pretty picture and all, but is Juneau any comparison to the middle of nowhere northern Ontario!? I think the fuck not.

Michael5000 said...

If you're going back to Juneau, pack all the electricity you can fit in your trunk. They've got issues.

Wait a minute -- you're driving to Juneau? That's gonna take more than a month....

Kadonkadonk said...

I beg to differ.

It's only about 62 hours from DC to Skagway, where I'm picking up the ferry. I'm going to spend almost a week in Wisconsin, a weekend in Ontario and I'll still have time to camp out in Banff. Anything longer than a month and I'd go crazy!

Anonymous said...

I also disagree. I drove from Juneau to Providence, RI, in 11 days, and that was with three nights spent in the Canadian Rockies and another two nights spent in beautiful Thunder Bay. So, in reality, I probably could have done the whole thing in 8 days.

Michael5000 said...

Using the ferry is cheating.

5 of 9er said...

That's almost that same amount of time I lasted in NYC. Yea for a new job. Good things are ahead.