Monday, November 24, 2008

12 Days to Go!

We have just a couple more weeks here at Dartmouth before we leave for Antarctica!

Katie and I will leave Dartmouth on December 6, which means we will land in Christchurch, New Zealand two days later on December 8! We will spend 33 hours traveling, which is not actually two whole days. When you fly to New Zealand from the west coast of the U.S., you cross the International Date Line. As soon as you cross it, it's tomorrow!

You can check out an interactive map of our travel by clicking here!

Once in New Zealand, we will have 2 days to be outfitted with our cold weather gear and pack for Antarctica. We are scheduled to fly from Christchurch to McMurdo, Antarctica on December 10 (New Zealand time).

(Elizabeth and Ross will be joining us in Antarctica a bit later, because they have to stay at Dartmouth long enough to finish teaching their classes this semester.)