Monday, March 8, 2010

Alaska...

Alaska.
Well, after a 14 hour plane trip we arrived at the airport and found that all our luggage had arrived and the rental car the hospital is providing was ready to roll. A very nice start! We were able to find our way easily to the our little bungalow the hospital is providing and get right in. Snow had been cleared and it was warm and inviting inside.

Our little bungalow has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a kitchen and informal dining room. Fully furnished from furniture, to linens, to cleaning supplies. Very nice.

Upon our arrival to the bungalow we were greeted by this very sweet welcoming basket.

Just look at all the goodies!

Sourdough starter, postcards, coffee, an Alaskan utility knife, lots of other goodies, and... tea!


How fun is that!

This is where my daughter will be working. All those posts have electric sockets for plugging your engine warmer into.

This is her parking space next to the red vehicle.



She has a special plug that allows only her to use this space. She will be part of the cardiology team here for the next 3 months. Very exciting.

Meanwhile, Little Companion and I are going over to get her a hepatitis A shot today. The state of Alaska requires this before she can start school. Luckily, it's spring break here (ha, spring) so she will be ready to start next Monday.

Thinking of you all and hoping to be able to catch up on blogs this week!

P.S. Okay it was not a 14 hour plane trip, total traveling time was approximately 14 hours with stops in Minnesota and Washington. Do wonder where a 14 hour plane trip would take you!

5 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow it sure looks cold. What does your daughter do??

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Jocelyn,
So nice to hear from you! My daughter is a cardiology nurse practitioner. She was working in family practice in Tampa but enjoys this specialty in particular.

andsewon said...

Oh my goodness sounds like all smooth sailing!!
How nice that all you all have to do is hang up your clothes!
Hope LC enjoys her new school experience and you share more of yours!!
Stay warm!!!
Hugs,
Lola

Liz said...

What a nice greeting! You are a traveling lady! My goodness!

It looks soooooo cold here. I hope you are staying warm. :)

~Liz

Vicki said...

Valerie, I am so happy you finally arrived at your destination. How kind for the welcome basket to be waiting for you. I think your bungalow looks very nice. Enjoy the days ahead! Vicki