|Parker Schnabel - Me - Joe Ordonez|
as we talked about the upcoming tour season and all the gold to be discovered. While we waited for the Mayor, City Manager, and our 6 Assembly Members to be seated I met Haines brand new Tourism Director, Tanya Carlson.
|Haines Tourism Director|
My friend said she saw one of the guys from the Gold Rush Alaska show pull up to the bank in a brand new truck the other day. She didn't know which guy he was. She described him as having red hair, tall, and kinda stocky. Which one could that be? She told me she overheard him in the bank exclaiming astonishment over the large amount that was in his bank account. I guess the Discovery TV show paid him more than he expected, eh?
|Borough Assembly at|
Sheldon Museum Tues. April 26, 2011
|Towns people at the meeting|
Joe got a big laugh when he introduced me by saying, "Holly used to work as a 911 Dispatcher for Haines Police, she was getting more calls about gold mining in Haines than any emergency calls.....so she decided to quit the Police job and come work for us". I will be the Gold Rush tour guide. Then Joe introduced Parker Schnabel, who stood up and said he was looking forward to sharing his gold mining experience with people. He said he would answer any questions they had. One of the assembly members asked if they would actually get some gold on the tour.
|Parker Schnabel - Gold Mine owner of|
Big Nugget Gold Mine
(John Schnabels Grandson)
Parker said, "That depends on how good your guide is at teaching you to pan". Everyone laughed. Another assembly member commended Joe Ordonez for getting the tour set up this season, in light of the Gold Rush Alaska TV show and its popularity. We will need to send the gold seekers somewhere when they start coming into Haines lusting for gold.
A motion was vocalized and seconded. Then they each took turns stating their vote for the tour - Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes. Our tour passed unanimously. The Gold Rush to Porcupine tour is a go!
You can go to www.tourhaines.com to make a reservation for the richest tour in Haines, literally. It is the only tour that gives you the possibility to make your money back, because what you find is what you keep. See you in Porcupine Creek!