On Our Way...

Trip Start Aug 16, 2007
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Thursday, August 16, 2007

We are finally ready to go!

After driving from Colorado to Florida to visit family & friends and store all of our belongings we are finally getting ready for our adventure to Antarctica! We will be going to McMurdo Station to work for Raytheon Polar Services as Dining Attendants for the next 6 months.

The past month has been a complete blur! We have been constantly kept on our toes with the amount of pre-departure paperwork and appointments; not to mention all of the packing, evaluating, and then re-packing that we have done over the past 2 weeks! With the lack of sleep due to excitement, stress, and chaos I am surprised that we can still function! I am not sure that it has completely sunk in about what we are doing and where we are going, but it will hit us soon enough. The question is will it hit us before that first breeze of Arctic air does?

Our adventure begins with a series of flights over the next few days. We will be flying from Orlando, FL (connecting in Dallas) to Denver, CO for 2 days of orientation and safety training at the RPSC Head-Quarters. We will then fly to Los Angeles, CA to catch our connecting flight to Auckland, NZ which will then connect us to our final destination of Christchurch, NZ. We will be spending 2 days in Christchurch getting outfitted with our Extreme Cold Weather Gear. With the hope of good weather we will then take a 5 hr flight on a military cargo plane to McMurdo.

We are hoping for good weather, quick flights, and all of our luggage to arrive in one piece!
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chris_maberry
chris_maberry on

CRAZY
Yous are completely CRAZY!! I can't believe yous are going to Antarctica! Guess that's the kind of stuff you can do when you don't have kids! lol...anyways, have a great time and def keep me posted on all of your wild adventures. Love you guys and miss yous!

Christine

bdc628
bdc628 on

Hope the experience is incredible...
Hope you two have a wonderful and exciting experience, you're only young once enjoy it. (But, don't forget to plan for the future somewhere along the line. It seems to get here faster than you think.)
Seems like yesterday, I was diving in after you. God bless you both.

Love your old Auntie,Bren

cocomojoe
cocomojoe on

You guy rock!
That is all I wanted to say.

lionking
lionking on

You are missed.....
Wasn't 5 min of you on the plane,& you were already missed.Sooo it was warming up...-34?? Iz there a difference from -93??? Iz that like freezing from,'Really freezing'? Ok I won't tell you I was in the Pool,& the spa today getting a nice tan.Everyone that see's me... Only... asks 'Howz Michelle?' They wanna hear the latest,they think its the Greatest.Seems you are the 'only' topic of conversation.The Adventurer.Will there be peek-tures??? I need 20 for my fling out wallet. Ya,Ya... Be Blessed.Know you are loved,& also prayed for daily.Later....Ps...What day iz it??? your Dad

kanemos
kanemos on

these pictures are wonderfull.
Hi Guys,
thanks for the pictures. they are wonderful.
all is well in sunny Florida.
love ya karen

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