Saying Hello to you all


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  • #438

    Hello all you travelers!

    I just wanted to let you know that I am trying to get a job there – and so am watching your posts – watching and learning.

    I appreciate getting to peek at what you are going through as first timers – and the help that is given.
     
    Best wishes – and hope to join you next season.
    LittleChipper

    #3310
    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Hi LC –

    Have you applied?

    glenn

    #3311

    Hi,
    Yes I have applied.
    Now I am waiting on the job fair in the spring (in Colorado).  I also have a friend who is down there now.  (Hi Bill).  He is to hand deliver my resume!
     
    So for now – I watch and learn.
    When the time is right – I will be there!
     
    LittleChipper

    #3312
    thepooles98
    Keymaster

    Ok LC
    As the time gets closer. Start filling us in on your progress. I’m sure you’ll get tons of help along the way.
    I just met most of the new summer crew tonight.
    Nomad, and Banana Melissa were the latest. We’ll be planning a coffeehouse night for all of us when Melissa gets off of evening shift. LC you’ll be here before you know it.
    Glenn, when are you due in MCM.
    cheers
    Mike

    #3313
    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Hola Mike,

    Just got back from Palmer, lugging suitcases full of those yummy Peninsula-side bananas. Been home for a whole two days and still haven’t unpacked, but scrambling to catch up on everything.

    My deployment has been in flux but I think I’m ticketed now. If all goes according to plan (ha, I laugh) I should arrive MCM on Nov 3rd and probably stay for just one night. All weather- and sanity-dependent, of course.

    glenn

    #3314
    skua77
    Keymaster

    G,
    Doesn’t sound like you’ll have much time to get a tan.
    I once traveled from Pole to Palmer in 14 days (via the normal routes) but traveling east I had the dateline in my favor.

    It wasn’t after a winterover either, so enjoy those bananas while you can (don’t bring Antarctic fruit into NZ like I did….)

    #3315
    thepooles98
    Keymaster

    Glenn, so far the Pole flights are really backed up. Lots of polies around doing odd jobs to keep busy. Seems the temps are still in the -50 to -60 range.
     
    I talked with GIS Jess the other day. She wants to be part of the group to say hi.
    See you next week
    Mike

    #3316
    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Hi Mike,
    Yeah I was watching the Pole temps up until last week while I was at Palmer. -78F was typical. Yo! Not surprised they’re backed-up in Mactown, but maybe the ice-jam will break free soon.

    So what’s the word on stop-overs on the way home? Two years ago we could stop at Fiji or Hawaii, I think it was for free or perhaps $50. Has that changed, or are there other options now? I’m trying to decide what to pack (specifically, should I bring my scuba gear?).

    g

    #3317
    thepooles98
    Keymaster

    Glenn, No word on the summer stopovers. Winter always allowed you lots of flexibility. I’d pack my stuff and leave it in cheech.
    Mike

    #3318
    skua77
    Keymaster

    Glenn,
    I found that the airlines have cut back dramatically on the quantity and weight of baggage they allow. Between my flight down (1/05) and return (1/06) they cut back from 3 free bags to two. So check with them….scuba gear is heavy.

    #3319
    Sciencetech
    Keymaster

    Hiya Bill, Mike. I’m in Denver, orientation is tomorrow. No scuba gear; decided to backpack on the way home instead.
     
    Still hearing that things are backed up, in chch now too. Maybe we’ll have a few extra days to hang out at Bailey’s?
    🙂
     
    g
     

    #3320
    MN-Sparky
    Member

    Hey Glenn….im not sure if you checked with the airlines yet but, many of
    them do allow extra baggage space for scuba gear but its a little spendy and
    they seem to offer NO insurance for it in case it gets lost or stolen. My
    home-owners insurance company told me they cover our scuba gear if its
    normally stored in our homes. That was a relief for me to hear but its too
    bad the airlines take so little responsibility for what happens while in
    their care.

    Rick

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    #3321
    thepooles98
    Keymaster

    Cool, Banana Melissa is on morning shift. It’s time to get everyone together at the coffee house. Are you on the Tuesday flight now? Send me a note to my usap email and I’ll pass it on to everyone else.
    Mike

    #3322

    I would recommend The Bog which is 2 blocks south and 1 West of the square, better music and the new layout of Baileys has removed a lot of room there. Still good for the days but the nights are less interesting there now.
     
    I hope you all have a good time there, its nice weather or at least, a little warmer than here right now.
     
    Lucky.

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