Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Update on us

We are off the Ice and in a much warmer climate. After a 5 day thaw in New Zealand we are headed to Australia with the hopes of seeing many kangaroos, koalas and of course Geoff would like to see lots and lots of crocs. Not of the rubber shoe variety either.
Our season on the Ice ended quickly this year. One minute we were working, working, working... the next it was time for our flight back to New Zealand. Our flight off the continent wasn't even delayed.... which usually happens, That darn unpredictable Antarctic weather.
February 14 was a very good day for me. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day so I am not talking about chocolates or roses. I finally got to go to the South Pole. Which was an amazing trip. I will post more about that when I get a chance to put my hero shot near the South Pole marker on the computer.
That's all for now.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Home Stretch

There are some definite signs that the season is coming to an end...

* The resupply vessel is here
* Everyone is planning their vacations
* The flights to the South Pole are dwindling down
* and of course Geoff shaved his beard off

Below is a picture of me and some of my coworkers on New Years Eve. Yeah we had to work that night. It's funny because Raytheon chose to observe New Years the day before.... you can't do that. Celebrating the New Year on the 30th just doesn't work. As for the late posting on the picture, yeah well... I am a slacker sometimes.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Question: What's Geoff's Job?

Answer: He is the MC1 at our airstrip.

Here is the summary of his job off of his Raytheon Polar Services Postion Desription : Coordinates all cargo operations at the various airfields operated by the USAP. Coordinates the safe loading and off loading of all aircraft. Maintains a productive relation with all aircrews and Air National Guard (ANG) personnel at all times. Q/A all cargo loads in preparation of aircraft loading.

Here are some pictures of him hard at work. Hopefully this will help all of those out who are still confused when we describe what we do.

The top picture is of him loading the aircraft, a C-17 to be exact.

The bottom is of him driving a Delta out to the air strip. He is transporting the Air Force pallets of cargo on the back of the vehicle.

If you have any other questions about his job post a comment.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Drool Inducing

Oh wonderful yummy sushi. We are counting the days till we can see you again, Mr Spicy Tuna Roll. We have already made a date to meet with you. I am drooling just typing these words and looking at your beautiful picture. You tease you.

Well now I am going to go to the galley (cafeteria) and be utterly disappointed after lusting over the goodness I will be eating in only a couple of weeks.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Hooked on Phonics

We sure do like to read. Whether it is for hanging out in the tent at night, curling up under comfy covers at home, or on a long plane ride... we are always searching for our next good read. I thought we would share some of the books we have read lately, maybe one will suit your fancy.
Check out the links to learn a little bit about them....

Under the Banner of Heaven ~ Jon Krakauer

The Secret Life of Bees ~ Sue Monk Kidd

Kite Runner ~ Khaled Hosseini

We would love it if you would share what you are currently reading or some of your favorites with us.