Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On a Boat

A science research vessel... The Nathaniel B Palmer came to town last week. My coworkers and I were lucky to get a tour and learn about the ship and all the science projects happening on board.
Here's a link to what life on the NBP is like....
A few jealous glances were given to the luxurious leather couches in their lounge and the mass amount of condiments in the galley. BUT after hearing about the crazy loud noise that goes on when it is forced to break ice and the rough seas it can encounter... I am pretty sure life aboard the NBP is not made for Danielle.... after all I have been known to get sea sick a time or two in what is thought to be calm waters.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Much Gratitude...

I love making list.... my favorite being of the Top Ten variety.... so I thought I would compile some of the things I am feeling pretty darn thankful for at the moment.

10. That I have yet to be attacked by a skua this season... *knock on wood*.... (Geoff had an epic attack... the wings hit his face) please see picture of said nasty little bird above.
9. That I have finally gotten my ass back into running & working out. Much cheaper than therapy.... and way better for my health.
8. Pandora... We have had out ups and downs.... and sometimes I wonder what you are thinking with your music selections, BUT when you hit it dead on... you really brighten up my day.
7. My friends. In Antarctica. Colorado.... and of course Connecticut.
6. Cheese and crackers. The only McMurdo food that is guaranteed to make my tummy happy.
5. My Red Ants Pants.... they have been my go to work pants this season.... and they kick ass.
checkout their website if you are looking for some durable work pants that fit a woman's body.
4. Less than one month till I am in New Zealand.
3. One month and 1 day till I see my favorite little 4 legged friend. Miss her so much.
2. Thom and Gift... for taking such good care of Kona.... and all the chaos that comes along with it.
1. Geoff.... yeah he sure is a keeper.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Geoff's at CTAM

This year Geoff's job really gets him out and about.... (I may be a little bit jealous)..... currently he is at CTAM. Central TransAtlantic Mountains formarly known as Beardmore. I have attached a few pictures of CTAM camp and a cute little sign they made at the camp. CTAM is actually the largest deep field camp out of McMurdo. They maintain an average population of around 70 - 80 people... reaching in the 90's at their highest point.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011... back to blogging (again)

Yes, it's true. I suck at keeping in touch. Since I don't make New Year's resolutions; I can't make any guarantees that this will last.. . BUT I will try. 2010 proved to be an interesting year for Geoff and I. We are back on the Ice after a summer season off. We miss our Kona.... and instead of traveling after our contracts, we will be heading back to Colorado to go snowboarding and see our four legged little pumpkin.

We had a blast celebrating the New Year... Icestock is crazy music fest that we have here and lucky us they actually chose to celebrate it on New Years Eve. Here is a pic of Geoff and I with our friends Amy & Kim. It was a cold night so we are bundled.