Visiting the neighbors at Scott Base

Today is Friday, August 16, 2011 at approximately 0950 in the morning. After two long days at work, I’m off again.  I love my schedule.  Let’s see what has been going on… Work – nothing much.  Lots of vehicles checking out and going to do work on the Ice Pier.  Haven’t dispatched any calls butContinue reading “Visiting the neighbors at Scott Base”

She sees seal-ies by the seashore.

Monday, September 12, 2011 Two blogs in one day, you lucky people you.  The main reason for the second blog post is to share my most excellent experience with you. Today, at about 1600, Pam and I decided to hike down to Hut Point.  It’s about a mile and a half hike from McMurdo.  IContinue reading “She sees seal-ies by the seashore.”

Charcoal + a discovery of hotdogs =

“You smell of seared animal” – Lori Gravelle Antarctic Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor / Vegetarian Today is Monday, September 12, 2011 and in honor of the memory of those who lost their lives during the tragic incidents of September 11th, 2001, the Fire Department had a cookout last night.  It was a fantastic time andContinue reading “Charcoal + a discovery of hotdogs =”

Cookie Wednesday and an update!

Greetings! So Wednesdays in McMurdo are known as Cookie Wednesdays.  Why, you might be asking… It’s because Wednesdays the Galley lays out trays and trays of cookies.  Normally they’re warm melting delicious cookies (so I hear)… ok I’m lying.  I’ve had 3.  They’re amazing.  I will stay away from the bakery area today at lunchContinue reading “Cookie Wednesday and an update!”

Mail call – Antarctica style

Ok, so since the last of the Winfly planes comes in tonight, we have actually started receiving mail.  All mail goes to building 140 and then several volunteers help divide it.  The fire department regularly volunteers people and is able to bring all of the mail to the firehouse instead of making all of theContinue reading “Mail call – Antarctica style”