"ABANDON HOPE ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE"
Trip Start Dec 28, 2004
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We stayed in anchorage for a few hours doing a couple things that Walt needed to get done while in the big city before we began the 5 hour drive down the peninsula. It was fun to watch Sam look around in wide eyed wonder at all the mountains and snow and the old avalanches that had come right down to the base of the road over the winter. I suppose that is probably the same look that I had on my face the first time that I arrived in this wilderness of a state. It doesn't matter if you are a "city boy" or if you not an "outdoors person", the beauty that surrounds you here is just powerful and awes just about everybody on the first encounter. At one point while going over a small mountain pass we pulled off the road into a little parking lot (there was nothing attached to this parking lot strangely enough) and the snow that surrounded the lot was about mid chest high which is just crazy. I had never seen that much snow my 3 other years but apparently they had one hell of a snow pack this year.
We arrived at walts house at about midnight and I had to start work at 2pm the next day at lands end. Not exactly a lot of time to get rest but it was not too bad considering I had slept A LOT on the plane rides and in the airports. I have to admit that it was weird climbing into a bed with an exgirlfriend that I hadn't really seen in 4 years. The fact that she insisted on sleeping in her panties added to the weirdness but not in a particularly unpleasant way. The next day Walt drove me and Sam out to the spit where I proceeded to start work and they proceeded to eat the mother's day brunch (the fuckers). Sam hadn't started work yet and didn't know anyone other than me and Walt so Walt was nice enough to take her with him back to the house and keep her entertained while I was at work. Before he left, he peeked his head into the back of the restaurant for a little conference though........"does she ever shut up?"........."No, I warned you"........"she's asking me if her talking so much is bothering me and I told her yes and she kept on talking"........"that's Sam"
We stayed at walts for the first two nights which was pretty nice because it let Sam kind of ease her way into Alaska. it was still a pretty big experience for her but at least she had a normal house to sleep in and had running water to wash up with. If you aren't used to these sort of things then I suppose it could be a shock to the system.........Sam was definitely going through a little bit of shock but she held up well and we moved into our little cabin the next day. Walt was doing his best to scare her, talking about dirt floors and bears walking in at night and other such niceties but in reality the little place isn't all that bad other then the no running water thing.
So now we are about 2 ½ weeks into this little adventure and I completely hate the ex and am trying to escape lol. I have a mini van all set up and ready for me to move into in the next week or so. I dont mean to be an asshole but at this point I really dont see the point of sticking around this cabin. The whole idea behind the cabin was to help sam and make it more pleasant for her but at the moment I just couldnt care less about her and the fact that I have to pay $100 a month in rent just to be miserable around her is just insane. mmmm mini van
I dated Sam when I was 29 and she was 18. I knew she was a bit immature and a little crazy back then but I figured that 4 years of life experience and aging would add a few more layers to her very thin veneer (sp) but alas I was mistaken and I am trapped with a teenage girl once again. I don't mean to sound so negative.....she is a nice girl and means well but she's just so flighty and giggly that it really wears a person down. I have somehow traded in my little crazy thai girl who drove me crazy all winter for a crazy farang who has driven me up a fucking wall in under 2 weeks. This experience has definitely reminded me of why I dont mess with western girls anymore. the games that are played and the behaviour that I have to deal with is just not worth my peace of mind. you can call me racist or a hater of my own people but at the moment, i have no love for the white girl. I'll stay with my cute thai girls anyday and leave the stupid drama for the rest of you. ENJOY