Carol and I
Home Sweet Home When I received my assigned schedule for my time in Antarctica, my first day on the ice was Wednesday, November 1 with my last day being Friday, November 24. Of course, this was the…
Ford F-350 Pickup
I Can’t Drive 55… But Neither Can Any Driver in Antarctica McMurdo Station is an area akin to a college campus, with almost everything you would need within walking distance. In fact, quite a few…
Me Driving
Thank You for Being a Friend As I begin this journal entry, I first would like to point out that the location for this entry is Richardson, Texas (my home). Yep, I just made it home yesterday evening…
Monitor Display
Rainy Days and Mondays (and Bad Weather in Antarctica) Always Get Me Down The day is Saturday, November 25 and the weather is just downright pleasant. I could not have asked for a more exceptional…
Mattracks vehicle
Wishin and Hopin (and Liftin and Totin) At the onset of this expedition, our planned itinerary included visits to nine AWS with each requiring various tasks ranging from inspection to raising sensors…
Michael Becker
On the Radio As I have mentioned in previous posts, Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, and driest of the seven continents and, as a result of its extreme conditions, has a very small and limited…
Beginning Hike
It Never Rains in Southern California (But Man Can it Snow in Antarctica!) First of all, I am going to come out up front and apologize. As you have probably figured out by reading my previous journal…
McMurdo Population
It’s a Small World Wait, I know what you’re thinking. What an odd title for a journal posting! Is this going to be a post related to a Disney movie? Or perhaps it will be a description of a…
Paper helicopter template
Up, Up and Away (toward Lorne Automatic Weather Station) This journal entry is a rather exciting one for me as it describes my first venture to an Automatic Weather Station (AWS). Many of the…
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (around Observation Loop) This is the city. McMurdo Station, Antarctica. A view of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Well, not technically a city but as you can see from…
PQ Cover
PS, I Love You; PQ (Process), Not So Much Checklists are important in everyday tasks, particularly those that involve travel. They are important as that they ensure that the passenger is fully…
Leg 1 of Flight
Leaving on a Jet Plane (make that 4 Jet Planes and a C-17 Military Cargo Plane) The best part of any travel itinerary occurs when you get there. The worst part is the planning it takes to get there.…