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11 November, 2001

Nov 11th-Sunday in Antarctica

Today is Sunday and mostly everyone does not work-except for our science team. We are on a tight schedule and have to get certain things done for our scheduled flights this coming week. Basically once we are done with all of our setting up of solar panels, wind generators, power boards etc., we will begin flying up into the Transantarctic Mountains, the Dry Valleys and the polar plateau to install the seismometer stations. I am really looking forward to this! I am so lucky to be a part of such a great project with wonderful people!

Here's a little info about one of my teammates named John. John is a writer who won the Pun World Championships a few years ago. He is incredibly witty! John was a speechwriter at the White House for our former president, Bill Clinton. He also made the world's first cork boat. It is a 22 ft boat made completely of corks. It actually sails!! John is a fun member of our team. He has joined our group for the experience. I'm sure he'll write a book about it one day!

This is a short journal entry today. I still feel like I haven't had a second to breathe. I am going to try to get to bed early tonight. I know my time here is going to fly by. I am trying to enjoy every moment of it. This experience is amazing! More tomorrow!


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