My little group of 126 (or 129, not exactly sure) finally made it to McMurdo this morning – landing about 6:30 AM. Yes, we flew all night – I hardly slept at all. I will be reporting in for DUTY at 1:00. There is another plane coming this evening – so we shuttle drivers have to kick it into gear right away.
I don’t have my room settled. Quickly made the bed so I can fall into it late tonight. One of my new roomies (4 to a room!) is a sweet gal that I met in orientation. We are excited to be together. The other 2 are at work. Will update you later on that.
Oh… temperature at my landing time: -23 degrees F. I took my glove off to accept the token bag of Peanut M&M’s that Bill Sunde has to provide, and froze 3 fingers right away! COOL…
It’s almost like I never left. 🙂