the lynching of alaskan bill

5 Nov

Our brother-in-law runs the seriously awesome business of taking rich people on holiday to Antarctica. Like, to hang out in personalised luxury tents on the ice with only a handful of the really elite. (Not just to cruise by the ice-shelf in a ship with hundreds of other rich people.) In order to run such a brilliant concern, he needs Good Staff. Good Staff are people who are (a) strong; (b) calm; and (c) interesting. Enter: Bill the Alaskan!

Bill the Alaskan has been staying in our little cottage on the Wine Farm* for the past week. I think it’s been full of surprises for him.

Firstly, the Wine Farm (let’s not kid around here) is seriouslyspectaular. It’s knock-your-socks-off kind of amazing.*

Secondly, within minutes (probably about 7 minutes) of meeting him, Stof and I had invited ourselves to come and visit him in Juneau in May 2012. And to stay in his house. And to take advantage of all the benefits usually only on offer to locals. The man took it well: perhaps he thinks we will forget and make other plans? Ha! They do not call me Sara-the-girl-with-the-elephant-memory for nothing.

There are two morals to this story:

  1. We’re shameless.
  2. If you live anywhere on the Pacific Rim: BEWARE!

* Stof’s parents live in the main house on the Wine Farm. We’re staying in their cottage until we leave. The amazingness of the Wine Farm has everything to do with my in-laws and nothing to do with free-loaders like us who just hang out there for a few months before embarking on adventures.

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4 Responses to “the lynching of alaskan bill”

  1. Jo 5 November 2010 at 6:31 pm #

    Wow! A Wine Farm! Love it. I’m sure his parents really enjoy having you there.
    And if you have the chance to go to Juneau, do it! I loved visiting there.

    • stofnsara 8 November 2010 at 8:53 am #

      It is rather fun for us all to be together: I think it helps that we’re just soo busy at the moment!

  2. KC 7 November 2010 at 12:06 am #

    we should chat…. am sure that my folks would be keen to putting you 2 up in Vancouver. Will try and swing a visit for you at the cabin too…..

    • stofnsara 8 November 2010 at 8:53 am #

      KC: You’re a legend. I am so keen to “chat”!

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