2012 005
May 18, 2012
Jobfest 2012 Blog (Entry 11)
May 14th and 15th “Man, girls really love that Matthew Mcconaughey. He kicked ass in that movie.” – Tyson referring to Brad Pitt’s role in “Fight Club.” Hey there again, friends! We’ve made it safe and sound to Dease Lake! Now you might be wondering what’s up here, or if you’ve ever been here before. It’s easy to miss, kind of a pit-stop on your way further north, but if you have, you may have stayed at the “Arctic Divide Lodge” (sounds Game of Thrones-ish, doesn’t it?), experienced some intense snowfall in the middle of May, a friendly drifter on a bicycle named Ryan who has a card that grants him free residence in any parcel of land owned by BC Parks, “Rumours Cafe” which serves up some of the >> read more
2012 023
May 14, 2012
Jobfest 2012 Blog (Entry 10)
May 10th, 11th, 12th Jeff: “When do you think the last time they were open was?” Tyson: “Well, let’s just say, I was pizza delivery boy with an El Camino and the internet was still 20 years in the making.” Jeff: “Doom.” Hello again, friends! For the past few days we’ve been staying in the district of Iskut, in the Iskut Motor Inn, an old fixer-upper which is made up of converted trailers with single rooms and a communal kitchen with a common room in a diner where we’ve been slowly developing cabin fever, struggling to stay connected with everyone via the dwindling wifi floating through the air, enjoying some quiet time and taking in the mountainside view. And since none of us here have any cell-reception, nor any access >> read more
2012 007
May 14, 2012
Jobfest 2012 Blog (Entry 9)
May 8th and 9th Dan Ball: “Dude, wanna go for a walk? I think I sourced out some slices up the street.” Jeff: “How do you know that? We just got here.” Dan Ball: “I just know.” The towns grow smaller as Jobfest 2012 rages on like a party that can’t be stopped! And this is by no means a bad thing! We have met so many incredible and thoughtful people in all the tiny towns and villages on our way up North to Kitwanga, one of the many historic sites that make up the Gitxsan Nation. It is cold enough to snow up here, and as our the road continues through the mountains and alongside the Kitwanga river, we can feel our cell-service weaken and our hopes for easily >> read more
2012 018
May 9, 2012
Jobfest 2012 Blog (Entry 8)
May 6th and 7th “I’ve been eating only chips this entire tour. I’m actually developing acne for the first time in my life.” – Dan Ball, digging deep into his giant bag of Szechwan flavored Dutch Gourmet, thick cut, potato chips The Jobfest 2012 adventure continues up the Nisga’a highway, friends! We have finally arrived in the beautiful village of Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh), in the heart of the Nass River Valley, where it seems the scenic drives never end. It is truly wonderful, to be up here in this part of the province, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, overlooking an ancient lava flow, endless fields of volcanic rock covered in lichen that grows half an inch every 15 years, swift currents and natural hot-springs that you fill up and control the >> read more
May 6, 2012
Jobfest 2012 Blog (Entry 7)
May 3rd, 4th and 5th “I love being on the toilet, man. That’s where I wish everyone on Facebook Happy Birthday.” – Dan Ball Welcome to Terrace, British Columbia! What a beautiful drive! It took us a whole 45 minutes to get to Terrace from Kitimat, so we thought we would take advantage of our free time and spend the day kicking out some jams and tightening up the screws. The local music store, “Sight and Sound,” was able to hook us up with a room above their store, which, in its day to day life, is a local “School of Rock” for kids who want to take music lessons and practice their “rock skills” with some drums and amps. Apparently, we were the loudest thing to have ever entered >> read more