Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Condition 1!!!!

May 31, 2006, today was our first "Condition 1" of the season. This means that either the wind, visibility or temperature (without wind) were extreme enough for this to be called. This mornings Condition 1 was based on wind (greater than 75 knots) & visibility (less than 100 feet). What happens is everything stops, you stay where you are and if you must go somewhere you clip yourself to the ropes. I walked from where I live to the main building this morning while attached to the rope. Much like a giant dog run! Very excting times on ice.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

McMurdo from air

Tye Dye Friday

Tye Dye Friday has successfully caught on here at McMurdo!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Spelling Bee

We had a real old fashioned Spelling Bee last night here at McMurdo

this is what I look like reading a dictionary trying to get smart for the competition

we numbered everybody and these were the 2 in my seating group, Harry & Phil

I got to the 3rd round and then misspelled "polypropylene" and I was even wearing some!!!

An event does not happen at McMurdo without costumes, these 3 were the spelling judges

all the nervous spellers!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

good trashy times

Live music with the "Ob Hillbillies"

Trailer Trash comes to the Ice

Trailer trash meets redneck hillbillies....a good time on the ice!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

more and more wonderful tye dyes

I am very proud of my tye dye prodigies!

mid day shot

this is a picture of town at 3 pm!

green and light

This is our light room and as an extra treat we now have some healthy green plants growing. Its nice to go in and just stare at the flowers.

cool moon pics

Some recent moon shots

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

and just a little more color

and some more color...

the beauty of a washer filled with yellow tye dye!

coloring the continent

another successful tye dye session here in Antarctica!!!