Friday, May 14, 2010

Getting Used to the New Job

Actually, it doesn't sound like there's too much bad stuff to get used to. Phillip emailed again yesterday:

"Hey family! I have been having some really good days so far, been fitting in really well and loving it so far. To cap off my adventure: it's weird to have so much money involved and not be spending my own. We get amazing dinners that we go out for every night at local Pemberton restaurants. And for now, we are still staying in the B&B and get a breakfast that rivals Mom's, if its possible?

So I have been working on the Rogers Creek property s
o far and it's about an hour drive with 44 km being on the craziest logging road I have been on yet, in our brand new GM diesel pick up with three other guys. We did a camp clean up and inventory and a property tour to date with some new stuff coming up soon.

Here are some pictures of a log jammed road blocking the pickup so we had to climb over it on the atvs. Oh and I love the blog but don't know how to work it so for now, here are words and pics. buh bye!"

(...I think that sums it up pretty well :) - Julie)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Adventure Begins...

Hi everyone! Welcome to Phillip's (or Phill's) blog, where you'll be able to keep up to date with our avid explorer on his first job with Miocene Metals in beautiful British Columbia. He flew out on Monday afternoon, and arrived safe and sound, according to the text we received at 2:42 am.

We just got an email from him today, with pictures and a recap of what he's been up to since he arrived. To see any of the photos enlarged, just click on them and you'll see a larger size, to appreciate the scenery better. Just hit the "back" arrow again, and it will take you back to the blog...Here's what he wrote:

"Hello everyone, The trip out to BC was great. I left Sudbury on a dash 8, then from Toronto on a 777 (77L) which was a really big plane actually compared to the little dash 8. Anyways, so we landed in Vancouver and stayed the night not far from the airport.

The next morning we ate then got a cab to down town Vancouver, we met up with Clinton (Smyth, Vice President of Miocene Metals) and got an over view of the week to come. We then went to an outdoor store and bought a lot of camp stuff. We then drove out to Squamish where we ate.

We're staying at a bed and breakfast in Pemberton which is amazing, the view is nuts and I took some pictures for you guys.

As for today we have to go out to check one site, buy a chainsaw and talk to the loggers to see if they can move boulders and trees off the road for us. It looks like we will be starting work on Monday or Tuesday and for now just doing little jobs and getting organized."

...not sure where these were taken, but it sure looks nice. (Julie)

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