Friday, November 21, 2008

Cargo team bowling

Some of the cargo day shift got together to do team bowling night. We all had a good time bowling on lanes built in 1961. The pins are set by hand by a person at the end of each lane. You will also get little notes on paper in the finger holes of the balls when they are returned.

Gift hamming it up.
Dave keeping score.



Kelly and Karl.



Melanie and Dave.




The whole gang.




Monday, November 10, 2008

Election Night Party

Like a large portion of the country, we had reason to celebrate last week. We had Wednesday off, which was Tuesday, Election Day in the States.

We spent all afternoon watching the results on BBC and were so excited about the results.

After Obama gave his accceptance speech Dave went to a party to share in the moment with friends.

We had a picture taken at the McMurdo Station sign, which was sent to CNN and shown on TV as well as on their website. Here's the link if you'd like to see it. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/05/world.reaction/index.html
If you click on the pictures I think we're the third one.

Here's a photo of Julie Rain, Liz Kauffman & Rich Joss




Here's Dave with Sarah Palin...........otherwise known as Jessy Jenkins






Here's a group of folks watching the results as they roll in.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Work and fun

On Monday traveling back from one of the Ice runways we had our first Penguin sighting of the season.

Here's Kelly and his cargo team. Andrew and SteveO, they are missing one other member that hasn't arrived in Antarctica yet.
Kelly and Eric waiting for the plane arrive from New Zealand.


Andrew and Nate strapping down cargo on the Delta from the C17.



Rugby Antarctica style.



Halloween Party

Our ATO department put on this years Halloween party for the station.
Dave, Eric and Kelly volunteered as the bartenders for the night which turned out to be great fun.
This is Josh, Kelly and Eric.


Wendy and Forrest.
Danielle, Gift, LaDon and Geoff.







Nick.




Cary and Brandon.