After my long day of serving people all the way from Anchorage to Fairbanks we got in a motor coach and drove two hours south to Denali to stay the night - arriving close to midnight. The next morning our day started in Denali with passengers all the way to Whitter. These are very long train days - lasting up to 10 1/2 hours. It can either make for a long day or a fast one. This day was most wonderful. I got to work with one my favorite servers, Savannah, and of course Noel. We three ruled the dome. To top it off we had some great people! There was a huge group traveling together from Virgina and there was one sweet lady who I fell in love with. They called her Granny T. She was a cute little thing and I kept telling her that she was coming home to Utah with me. She said she couldn't because football season was starting soon and they needed her back in Virgina. Oh she was just a treat!!! That day I didn't care if people didn't tip me on the way out - I had served these people and it was my honor to do so. Everyone was so kind and there were very few problems all day. I did however end up getting some tips from the passengers, $99.75 (I've had better on these type of days...but I didn't care!). It just meant that I was ninety nine dollars richer, but I was double that just by knowing these sweet people!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Reminded Why I Like My Job
I am now on my three day, or the end of it. I wasn't able to pick up any extra shifts this last three day, and it was probably a good thing. Seeing as our last train run I overslept until 6:40am, (I'm suppose to be at the rail yard at 6:15am) getting woken up by my phone ringing, and Noel trying to get a hold of me. I of course was way embarrassed to answer my phone. I immediately called the main office to tell them I was on my way. I could not believe this was happening - I had just done this about two weeks ago except that I wasn't as late as I was today. I arrive at the rail station just in time to run and hop on the train. Wish you could have seen me - I had my arms full of my bags and was running after the train - I hop on and almost fall backwards, luckily one of my coworkers grabbed me and helped me on. Later I found out that I was not suppose to jump on the train like that; the Alaska Railroad had called Princess's office and yelled at them. What a start to my long day. I was ever so happy for the phone call from Noel, I guess that means I need to rest up some...