there are only like 12 people working here so far and there is already one I spend way too much time staring at
IT’S FUCKING SNOWING
if you’ve had cats your whole life and suddenly you have to put a key into a lock in a door that does not have cats behind it but it does have your bed and all your other stuff that you need to live
it’s kind of awful
I had a nice little dinner with the assistant EDR manager last night, someone had stocked the Jack Reachin to keep us fed until the dining room actually opens on Thursday so she cooked a pork tenderloin and potatoes and I cooked some veggies. I brought boxed wine in some sippy cups and we chilled and chatted in the dining room for a few hours.
I know it’s going to get really busy soon and there will be tons of people everywhere all the time, but right now it’s kind of fun to have our tiny exclusive Kitchen Club. And this afternoon she was like “What do you want to do about dinner?” which honestly is all I ever want anyone to ask me
Sandra Boiteau, employee
Signal Mountain Lodge
1 Inner Park Road
P.O. Box 50
It’s a PO Box, how big of a box can it receive? Do you think you can get those little boxes we sent back and forth sized boxes?
shit I don’t know. I will ask the EDR manager tomorrow.
I asked the EDR manager and she told me I can receive packages of any size at this address.
- I’m here until October 28, if I stay the whole season. After that, I’ll only be back in Tewksbury for a few weeks, then I’ll be heading south for the winter.
- if you would like to visit me, the best time is probably in September, but be please do your weather research on weather.com or wunderground- snow is very possible at this time of year.
Lodging options include:
staying with me in my dorm, but I will have a roommate and it’s very small. I cannot get you your own dorm room, I have asked.
camping in the campground, $22 a night. They do not take reservations, but I can get in there first thing in the morning and snag you a site. I have no idea what the campground looks like at this time, it’s covered in 4 feet of snow. There are probably bathrooms and hookups.
backcountry camping outside of the Signal Mountain Lodge area, free, no amenities obviously. My camping equipment that I have with me is one tent and one cold weather sleeping bag.
Staying at Signal Mountain Lodge: I’m not sure what this looks like either, but the EDR manager promised a tour and I’ll try to post some pictures. These are little cabins I guess? They run from $140-$340 a night, but starting September, friends and family of staff members get 45% off. Also, I get 40% off in the gift shop, and free boat rentals at the marina.
I can switch shifts to have a few days off in a row but I can’t take like, a week off to hang out with you. You can eat in the Employee Dining Room (EDR) for $15 a day (there is also a restaurant and bar in the lodge for the tourists)