New Zealand, I love you but… – Postponement 3 & 4

Still Friday, August 26, 2011. So Thursday August 25 and today we met our 3rd and 4th postponements.  I have come down with a case of the crud.  Hopefully this will pass quickly and I’ll be able to fly with no problems.  The crud is a general term for colds and such in Antarctica butContinue reading “New Zealand, I love you but… – Postponement 3 & 4”

New Zealand, I love you even more – second postponement

I’m behind a few days, being that today is Friday, August 26, 2011 but oh well. Wednesday, August 24, 2011 our departure to McMurdo was again postponed.  After having to transfer rooms on Tuesday morning after the announcement of the postponement, I woke up to another chilly morning.  I dressed quickly and headed to theContinue reading “New Zealand, I love you even more – second postponement”

New Zealand, I love you – First Postponement

Greetings all! I am still in New Zealand.  Today is Thursday, August 25, 2011.  Our original flight out was supposed to leave on Tuesday, however, the weather conditions were poor so our flight was postponed.  I am glad for the postponement rather than a boomerang.  So here is what I have been up to. Tuesday,Continue reading “New Zealand, I love you – First Postponement”

The toilets don’t flush counter clockwise in New Zealand.

The water actually goes straight down.  Just a tidbit of interesting information should you need it. So, the story thus far. After a very long day of traveling on Friday (?)  I think it was Friday.  I’m pretty sure it was Friday.  Yes, it was Friday.  Ok let me tell you how Friday (and Saturday,Continue reading “The toilets don’t flush counter clockwise in New Zealand.”

The beginning of the adventure of a lifetime

Thursday, August 18, 2011 So yesterday I arrived in Denver and met up with my roommate Renae. We hopped onto the Red Lion Inn shuttle with about 6 other people and headed towards the hotel. There were four of us in the shuttle with no previous “ice time”. I was sitting next to a veryContinue reading “The beginning of the adventure of a lifetime”

I’m too excited to sleep!!!

Yes, like the old Walt Disney World commercials with the adorable little kid yelling that to his parents when the tell him to sleep, I too am far too excited to sleep. Today, Wednesday August 17th, I start the multi-leg journey to Antarctica. It feels like I applied just yesterday. Tuesday night I had toContinue reading “I’m too excited to sleep!!!”

Well I might need that…

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Packing for Antarctica is an experience. First off, it’s the middle of Summer and in southeast Georgia it is highly difficult to locate clothing suitable for cold weather. Hooray for online shopping! But really, I’m kind of winging it on what to buy. I have taken the advice of my futureContinue reading “Well I might need that…”

Victoria in Victorialand

Today is July 22, 2011 and I am getting started on my Antarctica blog. I am still in the hot and humid Brunswick Georgia but in less than a month I will hopefully go to the land of ice and penguins! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tori Parker.Continue reading “Victoria in Victorialand”