Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Ob Hill Loop Hike & Christmas & New Year Celebrations at McMurdo Station

December 20th was a warm (by Antarctic standards) sunny day, so we decided to hike the Ob Hill Loop Trail.

Required selfie with Ob Hill in the background.

Kelly gazing off into the distance.

December 23rd, we hosted our 10th annual department Christmas Party.  Seana & Andrew were the first to arrive.

Leala, Amber, Adam & Killian

Killian & Sarah (AKA Yote)

Kelly, Greg, Yote & Shannon

Shannon loving on John


Greg, Alex & John

Greg, Alex, John, Yote, Amber & Adam

Ben'O & Max

Ang & Kevin

Kelly, Greg, Alex, Yote, Adam & Amber

After our party, we all went to the Town Christmas Party.  Here's Dave & Max.

Dave, Alexandra, Julie, Chris & Kelly

Part of our group with Santa

Christmas Day....presents around our little tree.

Annual Christmas Day photo

Kelly got a gag gift we've been passing back and forth randomly for the past 11 years.

Dave with his gifts

Kelly opening a gift


Dave got a new shirt for Flannel Fridays

The annual New Year's Eve Ice Stock concert is always one of our favorite days of the season.  Here's Julie & Alex up front, Chris, Dave, Kelly & Joe in back.

Julie & Kelly amongst the crowd

Liz, Kelly, Shannon & Tom

Amber, Abe & Adam

Dustin, Greg & Alex

Andrew & Kelly

Greg & Alex getting a little wild as Andrew watches from afar...

Some of our cargo co-workers played in one of the bands.

Mandy, Killian, Amber & Toby

Andrew & Greg

Dave, Greg & Kelly welcoming in the new year