my trip to the Antarctica and the South Pole

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Christmas at the South Pole

Christmas at the South Pole

Many of you have asked what's going on at the South Pole for Christmas! Well, to answer your questions, Santa does visit, even though we're his farthest delivery. Although, this year, he's had a bit of trouble because the Ice Runway in McMurdo melted early. So the cargo planes he uses to deliver our presents are all grounded in New Zealand. I was lucky enough to get 2 packages, though, both from my sister Denise, with wonderful Christmas decorations! I have put a wreath on the door of the Cryo Barn for the first time in it's history! I'll have more pictures up on my photo website in the coming days. Merry Christmas Everyone!

Here's the email from our Recreation director about the weekend events:

South Pole:

The following are the Events For This Week (ending Sunday, December 26, 2004)

NEWS FLASH - New Year's Weekend -
We get both Saturday and Sunday off.
The New Year's Eve party will now be on Friday, actually on New Year's Eve!

Friday:
FOOTBALL GAME Replays, with Kurt Skoog - Dome Bar, 4:30 p.m.
- New location this week -
CHRISTMAS GIFT EXCHANGE - Galley, 7:00 p.m.
- Everyone is invited, Bring a wrapped gift -
live music by "Squeaky Meat", Summer Camp Lounge, 9:00 p.m.
- Totally gnarly new tunes -

Saturday:
Veterans' Annual Raising of American and POW Flags - Ceremonial Pole, 8:00 a.m.
- Show up and honor the Vets -
SNOW SCULPTURING JUDGING - At Snow-henge, 9:30 a.m.-ish
RACE AROUND THE WORLD- Geographic Pole, 10:00 a.m.
- Dress appropriately - Be there before 10:00 a.m., Be ready to run at 10:00 a.m.
PRESENTATION OF AWARDS - Galley, 11:00 a.m.-ish
- Pick up your Race T-shirt, Have a quick brunch, Clear-out so Cookie can prepare dinner -
CHRISTMAS DINNER - Galley, late afternoon/evening

Sunday:
All Veterans to Sign POW Flag, Galley, 10:00 a.m. 'til 10:30 a.m.
POOL TOURNAMENT, Pool Room (above Comms) 1:00 p.m.
$5 entry fee. Please sign-up with the Recreator in the Store.
Fabulous Prizes.

Upcoming Events:
Friday, January 1
Near Year's Eve Party, Garage, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday off!
Sunday, January 2
Poker Tournament, Galley