Christmas at the South Pole was a blast! On Christmas Day morning, the majority of the station takes part in the “Race Around the World”, a 1.75 mile race outside around the station and surrounding science buildings. Most people dressed up in crazy costumes and the firefighters on station “raced” with all of their bunker gear on! It was definitely an awesome experience. Our Christmas dinner was delicious and a dance party followed.
My birthday also occurred this past week (December 28th). Although I had to work, it was still a fantastic day. My morning started with me walking into the break room at the drill site with birthday decorations and a card signed by many of my station friends! At dinner, I was surprised with a mini-cookie cake made by the baker. All in all, it was a great birthday at the South Pole.
I hope you all had a great holiday week!
Until next time,