On Sunday Sept 1st I will be departing for Antarctica… It takes a while to get there though. I fly from Denver to Los Angeles and have a short layover. I leave Los Angeles on Sunday the 1st and arrive in Sydney Australia on the morning of Tuesday the 3rd!
Wait… I missed Monday the 2nd!!!
It’s a long flight and I cross the International Date Line, so I will lose a day. I figure this is a good strategy for looking young. From Sydney I have a brief layover before departing to Christchurch New Zealand. I believe the time difference between Christchurch and my home in Denver is 18 hours forward! I will have already logged over 10,000 miles on the miles program!
I have one and a half days in Christchurch doing orientation, more forms, getting my “extreme cold weather” (ECW) clothing, weigh in with luggage, etc. and then I take a military flight to Antarctica which will land on the Ross Sea ice! Exciting! : ) I should arrive “on the ice” on the 5th with weather permitting.