Well, I tried to add some pictures and for the most part it was successful but I haven’t figured out how to get the right order so these are all random and for now I can’t fix it. I will just go through and explain them one by one. Last Sunday they had a field trip where we got to go out to an old crashed airplane, take pictures and climb around. One of the entertainments was to try to sled on the galley trays. You can see Emily here as she has just been thrown. Next is Sandy, she’s the first winter DA that arrived, she’s a nurse that came with her husband, Glenn, who is the station Doctor.
Pegasus is the plane that was attempting to land back in 1975 or something. There was a storm that they watched come in and cover the runway, they circled until they only had enough fuel for one more landing, they got a glimpse of the runway just as they were about to pull up and abandon their last landing attmept. They would have made it except a drift had formed on the runway, the right wing dipped in and you can see in this archive photo how the plane looked. There was no casualties but with the storm it took the rescue team 3 hrs to find the plane. Since this was during Windfly they decided a crashed plane at the end of a runway would be bad morale for incomming flights so they towed it out onto the ice and that is where we went to see the wreckage.
We took Deltas. This is the same vehicle that picked us up on our arrival to Antarcitca.
This is what the plane looks like now
Here is where I wish I could reorganize. This is our first day in Antarctica. We were taken on a full tour and had our picture taken in front of the sign. Troy is on the left and Mandi on the right. We met in CO and now we work and hang out together.
This is ice on the Ross Ice Shelf This is the ice left in my champagne glass after our Last Flight Toast.
Another picture way out of order, this is still in Christchurch as we pack our final belongings. See everyong getting dressed for Antarctica weather?
Another picture out of order. This should be the first in the series. This is at the Clothing Distribution Center (CDC) in Christchurch and on the wall is a sample of all the clothing that we are issued. I took a picture of my luggage cart to give you an idea of what I was bringing down for 6 months. Well, I will hopefully get to be better at writing. Talk to you later.