Katie Powell on her marvelous Zenkatwrites’s Blog has written a colorful post on her first experience in Alaska. Enjoy! And thanks, Katie!
My first job out of school as a young architect was as an in-house architect for IBM. I took care of, remodeled, and designed buildings for many locations in the Western United States. You can imagine I did not have the plum spots (though they gave me my favorite city at the time, San Fransisco), but places that took a whole day and several planes changes to arrive. One of these places was Juneau, Alaska.
I was also very new to travel. I had gone few places in a plane, and was broke from college. Thankfully I owned a warm brown herringbone proper skirt-suit, and bought a raincoat, my first of my life, with a lining. The guys I worked with all gathered round when they heard I had Juneau, and sent me to a GREAT place for dinner my first night in. Had my secretary heard what they were…
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