Its official. Im a blogger. I suppose its better than joining Facebook though. Throughout the next few months Ill be using the site as a portal into my world as a project engineer/hot water driller working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. My journey to the ice (Antarctica) started in Framingham, Massachusetts where I was working as an engineer. After a few years of trying to get a position working on the ice I finally got the opportunity to work with the Andrill Science Management Office at the University of Nebraska. Each red blob on the map represents a stop along the way to the ice starting with Framingham. After a 4 month stop in Lincoln, NE I drove west to Portland Oregon (where I am writing from) to meet my fiance (Becky) where we now live. This week I am planning and packing for my trip to the ice (I leave October 18th) and will travel to LA, Sydney Australia, Christchurch NZ and finally McMurdo. Here’s what my trip looks like:
October 12, 2012
October 15th, 2012 at 5:27 pm
I hear Antarctica is cold, I suggest investing in a nice pair of winter shorts and maybe even a hat.
October 19th, 2012 at 4:45 am
Are winter shorts those pants that only come to the top of your socks?
October 17th, 2012 at 7:20 pm
So is the plane doing loops or will you just be flying in circles every once in a while?
October 19th, 2012 at 4:44 am
Loops. Lots of loops. Its a long flight so it keeps the passengers entertained.
October 17th, 2012 at 8:24 pm
P.S. that was my first post to a blog. I have not decided if I should thank you for bringing me into the 21st century or slap you in the face.
October 19th, 2012 at 4:43 am
A slap to the face would be totally appropriate.
October 18th, 2012 at 12:41 am
I like the looptey loops on the flight plan.
October 18th, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Love the pic. It’s very indiana Jones – Esque.
So jealous of you. Can’t wait to see what you do. Please keep the posts coming. I will be following!