Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Antarctica has some nice things about it and some that are a bit more extreme. The bathrooms in some of the buildings are not wonderful. This is a picture of the bathroom at the previously shown WEIRD party...gotta go outside (condition 2 here) and into a very cold, very unheated sort of porta potty thing.
It seemed worth a picture
Cesar & Susan as some type of viking things
Tony makes a beautiful bride and is standing in front of the Waste Barn or garbage plant.
Nathan & Craig as rock stars
The main stage
Kevin sporting a sweet new style!
Saturday, June 24, 2006
and then the magic happens....2 lucky and kind volunteers hop off the ball watching perch and manually retrieve the pins.
This is Julie & Brianna waiting on the perch for the next ball to come through. You have to wear the striped socks so the bowlers can see you and not send a ball at you before you are back up on the perch. Its really hot and loud back here. It takes about an hour for a group to bowl 1 game, and an hour of manually setting the pins is alot of work!!
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Mid Winter here in Antarctica is a big deal! In my 31 years I have never paid much if any attention to the solstices, other than reasons to have fun parties. The solstice that is in a few days is a giant milestone for us as it means we have reached the peak of winter and are on the downhill portion. In coming down here 9 months did not seem like a long period of time, however when the majority of that time is in dark, windy and unbelivably cold conditions it has changed my perspective on time.
Mid Season!! We celebrated last night with a fantastic meal, dancing and the most incredible Auroras (or Southern Lights) I have seen since I have been here. It was a truly memorable night and we will be soon see the light at the end of the dark tunnell. Rumor has it the sun will be back the end of August.
Monday, June 12, 2006
dress up down here?
me and Stacey paying our respects
Rachel as a fire survivor
one of our local musicians Craig
Saturday, June 03, 2006
The night ended with a sledding trip where the guy we were with says "make sure you stop by the pisten bully or you will fall into a crevasse".