Tuesday, May 1, 2012

North to Alaska

photo by Maddie
The older of my tall boys just went north to Alaska for a job/adventure.  He has been training every weekend for months to drive one of these
No you silly, that's not a bus.  It's a "coach". 
It's called a coach because it is  as long as a football field and when you're driving a bus load of seniors from an Alaskan cruise you're going to have to use all your coaching skills to wake them up because they are so full from the ship buffet that they are all dreaming of the next meal and snoring away in their comfy seats completely ignoring the grizzly herds in Denali National Park.

But if you happen to take a Holland cruise to Alaska this summer, and in a brief moment of wakefulness, come upon a bus driver named Max, be sure to ask him how many gold nuggets he's found and how many times he's been attacked by a moose

These are things a mother needs to know.


14 comments:

RoeH said...

Me raising hand: Oh please let me go. PleasePleasePlease! I wananananana go to Alaska.

Now I feel better. I have a million things to see before I die. *sigh*

kate said...

I want to drive a coach bus in Alaska. I also want to take a ride on one. Specifically with Maxwell Dean as the driver.

Celeste Dana said...

What a fun job!!! I loved our tour guides in Alaska. Max will be great!

Anna M said...

ok. am I an idiot? did he drive that "coach" all the way to Alaska from Arizona?

good luck, Max. Hope you get lots of tips.

just call me jo said...

That first picture is truly amazing. (It doesn't take much to amaze me.) I think that coach looks scary to drive. But it's very clean. My daughter is going on an AK cruise in June, but I don't know which line she's with. I'll tell her to look for cute little Max.

Connie said...

That is a great way to see Alaska, from the front seat of a "coach". He will need some serious skills to keep those seniors under control. Tell him to keep extra hearing aid batteries on hand, that will save his voice from having to yell so loud. ;o)

Laurel said...

I'll have Dave & Sally watch for him. Hey, why are D & S going on an Alaskan cruise with all those old people? Best if they were to give me their tickets :)

Pondside said...

The Great Dane just asked me if I want to go on an Alaskan cruise after the wedding - and it will be Holland America if we go. I'll be in touch with you if that's what we choose, as I'll want to get the answers to those questions for you.

Brenda said...

Hey Laraine! Dodge City is closer to Colorado but is only about 5 hours away from Kansas City. But heck, if you come all that way you might as well drive the extra five! :)

Sue said...

What a cool job!

Love that first pic, too.

=)

karen said...

What a great adventure! I have a sister in law who lives in Alaska as well as a good friend from high school. It's a beautiful place, and I'd like to go on a cruise there. He'll have stories to tell. It's the Wild West up there.

Holly said...

I did that alaskan cruise, it was awesome. Man, oh man, he is sooo handsome!

The Bipolar Diva said...

I'm overwhelmed! How can anyone drive one of those? I have a feeling he's going to have a fun summer.

MTeacress said...

I'm glad I've never been attacked by a moose. Poor guy.