Is your school in session on Wednesday this week? I may have a few minutes open in the afternoon. ...I plan to take lots of pictures and bring them back in December to put on my web page. Possibly when I get there, I can send back a few snap shots. There is a digital camera in use there, to document some installation work.
I am attaching a few pictures, one of which is from the digital camera. One is the building where I will be working in McMurdo, another is a picture of Lance Seman of Chincoteague, and the other is a picture of the dorms where we will be staying. A side note about Lance, I will be relieving Lance in January so he can come home. Last week, he was working on Black Island installing a satellite link. The helicopters could not get in to get them out, as a storm blew up with winds gusting to 120 MPH. They were staying in Jamesways, which are fancy tents.
Here is a question for the kids to ponder. Following is my Itinerary for the first trip. At first it appears the planes home must go faster than the planes to New Zealand. How long does it actually take?
Leave Salisbury 2:50 PM 25 Nov USAIR Exp puddle jumper Arrive Baltimore 3:25 PM 25 Nov Leave Baltimore 3:55 PM 25 Nov USAIR Jet Arrive Pittsburgh 4:56 PM 25 Nov Leave Pittsburgh 5:40 PM 25 Nov USAIR 767 Arrive Los Angeles 7:50 PM 25 Nov Leave Los Angeles 10:00 PM 25 Nov UNITED 747 Arrive Auckland, NZ 7:40 AM 27 Nov Leave Auckland, NZ 10:40 AM 27 Nov ANSETT NZ Jet Arrive Christchurch, NZ 12:00 N 27 Nov
Leave Christchurch, NZ 2:30 PM 22 Dec ANSETT NZ Jet Arrive Auckland, NZ 3:50 PM 22 Dec Leave Auckland, NZ 7:30 PM 22 Dec UNITED 747 Arrive Los Angeles 10:20 AM 22 Dec Leave Los Angeles 12:35 PM 22 Dec USAIR 757 Arrive Philadelphia 8:24 PM 22 Dec Leave Philadelphia 9:35 PM 22 Dec USAIR Exp puddle jumper Arrive Salisbury 10:25 PM 22 Dec
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