Saturday, November 29, 2008


Once again the Bunderson fam had another amazing Thanksgiving! The food was amazing, the games were amazing and all in all I believe I left about 30 pounds heavier than when I arrived. And I thought I ate a lot on the cruise I just went on! Hahaha! Anyway I love my family so much and it was so fun to spend the day with them. Dads turkey and stuffing was the best I don't know how he does it but every year I think it gets better and better! Thanks dad!! :) :) Also, I believe that the picture of Jacob and Parker wrestling may be the cutest picture was such a good time! The only thing missing was the Klein family :( I am so Thankful for my family they mean everything to me and I love them more and more everyday, I am thankful that we are so close and that for the most part we can get along and have fun together. I love you Mom, Dad, Lisa, Amber, John and Jennet. You guys are my heroes!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cedar Mountain

Last weekend me and my roommate Brenna went to her parents cabin and spent the night. It was a short little trip because I had to get back and go to work, but it was definately a good time. We played games Friday night and Saturday morning went on a little drive/hike to a place called Zion lookout, it was so beautiful and the weather was really nice. And the cabin was so comfortable and cute. I hope its not too long before we get to go back!

More Pics of Hawaii!

Monday, November 24, 2008


At the begining of November I went on a 14 day cruise with my friend Libby and 2 of her friends from Alaska, Beverly and Camilla Wilson. It was so incredibly fun and amazing!! However I have to admit of those 14 days only 4 of them were actually spent on the islands. The rest were spent at sea getting to and from Hawaii......I'm not gonna lie, life at sea got a little crazy but I have a lot of stories and fun memories to go with those crazy cabin fever days. Hahaha!!!


Okay, so I have procrastinated and procrastinated and now I am way behind in my blogging!!! As many of you know I drove home from Alaska in early October. I have a lot of pictures of this event but I have recently moved and somewhere in the shuffle I have misplaced my picture CD's with all of the road trip pictures so those will be posted as soon as I can find them. It was an amazing trip and I was able to see a few cities that I have been wanting to see for awhile including Vancouver Canada, Seattle Washington and San Francisco California. So keep an eye out for these pic's!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I Made It Through Canada!!!

Hey everyone!!! I made it through Canada it was a long long long long drive but we have had some good times!!  Sleeping in the car and not showering for 3 days was amazing....I think everyone should try it......HAHAHA!!  We arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday night and we were blown away with how big it is.  We had no idea! It took us over an hour to find our hotel and when we finally did it was in the ghetto!  Thursday we decided to take the ferry to Victoria and loved it so much we decided to stay the night there!  This morning we went to Buschardt Gardens and words cannot describe its beauty! (pictures will be posted soon) Then we took the ferry back to Vancouver and headed to Seattle.  Tomorrow we will be going to downtown Seattle and I am really really really excited!!!! I have always wanted to go to Seattle and do the whole tourist thing.  Sorry there are no pictures, but I promise there will be some soon!  I love and miss you all!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I will miss my Sweet Ride: Van 687

As part of my employment here at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge I was assigned a van to run various errands for the company. Mostly to deliver "found" lost luggage to other Princess Hotels. I will admit that I was scared to drive such a large vehicle at first but this little sweetie has definately grown on me!! I am going to miss driving it around and it will be hard to drive my little compact Mirage when I get home....that is if the Mirage is still running....I'm not gonna lie I am a little scared that she won't be running to well.

My Sleeping Quarters!!!

When you first walk in this is what you see, my bed is the one with the cute
lamb blanket on it....the bed across from mine is my roommate Carol's bed...but she
is never in there because she always sleeps at her boyfriends....(scandelous).

This is Tiffany's side of the room, it is in its own little corner......She rarely sleeps in the
room because she also has a boyfriend whose room she frequents......

Then off to the left of Tiffany's side of the room is the bathroom...this is a bad picture
because there is also a toilet and a shelf in here. :)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My First Bear!

I saw my first bear in Alaska on Wednesday! Wednesday morning a bear crossed the river by the lodge and had been wondering around down by the river....well by Wednesday evening it had made its way up to the main property of the lodge and was wondering through the parking lot. For some reason guests at the lodge think that it is ok to go flocking toward a wild grizzly as though it is Winnie the Pooh at Disneyland. Meanwhile all of the staff including myself are trying to get everyone back inside and away from it. Luckily no one was hurt. These signs are all over the property....I found them rather hilarious! Hahaha.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Princess Homestead. A.K.A Northstar, A.K.A Deathstar

This is where I live here in Healy Alaska! Now I know that you are all very very jealous so just to rub it in let me tell you a little about this little piece of heaven here on earth. Not only do I share a room with 2 other girls but my room is fully equipped with a bathroom, one closet for all of us to share, 3 twin beds with military issued sheets and pillows ,( the mattresses are actually really comfortable) 2 drawers located underneath my bed and several different species of spiders. The homestead itself has a cafeteria with culinery chefs that find ways to make normal everyday foods taste like poo...but don't worry there is a salad bar filled with wilted lettuce and a variety of strange toppings. Also located within the homestead is a bar called The Outpost, now The Outpost has the same 6 people in it every night. The only reason I know this is because on the occasion that I miss dinner I usually go to the bar to order some bar food to take back to my room. The bar food is actually really good, which really confuses me because the same chefs using the same food within the same cafeteria make the bar food....its a little suspicious...kinda like we are going to save all the good stuff and charge you up the wazoooo for it...but the food that you pay for out of your paycheck is going to resemble poo. All in all it is a great place to live!

Monday, August 11, 2008


About a month ago Amber sent me a care package full of fruit snacks, granola bars, jerky and trailmix!! It was so fun to get this package because we are only fed at certain times here and if we miss a meal or get hungry we are S.O.L. It was so nice to have this as a back up to my meals. And it totally made my day to get a package in the mail! Thank you very much! You have no idea how much I appreciated it! I know it isn't cheap to mail things to Alaska so I will forever be thankful to you!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


In the middle of July me and 4 other people decided to drive down to Valdez. I went with Brenna, Lance, Justin and Jordan. We had sooooooo much fun!!!! I have become really good friends with Lance and Brenna over the past few months, in fact Brenna and I have been SERIOUSLY talking about moving to Southern California for awhile....anyway, Valdez is more beautiful than anything I have ever looks like how I imagine Hawaii would look, but there is snow on the tops of the was so fun, I don't think I have ever laughed so much in all my life!!! I think I will remember this trip for the rest of my life! :)

Fairbanks with Libby

This was on my trip with Libby to Fairbanks!! It was so good to see her and get away from the lodge for awhile! We went to the Alaska Pipeline and we ate dinner at an amazing restaraunt called the Silvergulch Brewery. We also went to Chena Hot Springs which was very interesting and exciting!!!

Ok so these are pictures taken at the lodge...most of them were all taken at night....the ones on the bottom that look really dark were taken at 3:30 in the morning and that is the darkest I have seen it sinceI have been up here and that was only because it was very very cloudy....the boy in the picture with the dog is Matt...he is like my little brother. He works at the front desk with me....he looks a little retarded in this picture but I promise he's not! The camera cannot even capture the amazing views from the Denali Lodge, everyday I am here I notice another view or something amazing and can't believe that I am here.