The entire station is pretty much closed down today to celebrate Thanksgiving. The weather turned bad yesterday and is continuing again today! On my down time, I gathered up more photos to post!
***Photos are found under “ANTARCTICA” … scroll down to current album – which is October/November 2008.
The first new one added is of myself and Bill Sunde (Abilene’s finest shuttle drivers). We braved the condition 2 storm to stand at the McMurdo sign. The snow had let up – but NOT the wind. Luckily there were some other ‘crazy people’ out – so we could get a photo showing both of us here.
Somewhere in the new photos added is the LC-130 with the 8 bladed props. The other photos are of the ‘local scenery’!! I’ve discovered if you click on a photo in the album and use the “next” buttons to look – any description I have added will be visible. When you view them “as a slideshow” – those descriptions are not seen.
This morning I met a ‘driller’. He will be going to the top of Mt. Erebus to drill holes for blasting. (I actually said YIKES to that.) He explained that they have little charges set all over – that will be ‘read’ using the blast waves as a way to draw a diagram of what is underneath Erebus. They hope to find out the plumbing of this old gal! (Not THIS old gal – the volcano old gal.)
And last but not least, I must tell of another menu item that made me go ‘hmmmm’. Spaghetti with pork-n-beans in it. Call me old fashioned, but I like mine with MEAT BALLS. I think CARE PACKAGES are now something I might consider! (just kidding!!! – I am still adventurous and try whatever they toss my way!)