Wednesday, October 7, 2009
New Zealand at Last!!!
Well, after a long 27 hours of travel, we arrived in Christchurch, NZ. The flights went relatively well this time, but almost everyone on our team were missing their luggage!!! Luckily, after much discussion with the airilines, we found that our luggage was left behind in Sydney, Austrailia.
This afternoon, we will head to the CDC (Clothing Distribution Center) where we will recieve all our ECW (extreme cold weather gear). This consists of things like our parka (aka BIG RED) gloves, pants, etc. Also, we will find out when our deployment flight to McMurdo will be. We are currently scheduled to leave Friday morning (which is actually Thursday night for you guys back in LA), but because of some weather delays, we might get bumped to Saturday.
I'll keep you guys updated on the luggage story and when our official deployment is.
P.S. Here's a picture of me in the central square of Christchurch. It's still late spring here down in the southern hemisphere, so the cool weather (~50°F) is a welcome change from the Louisiana heat.
Posted by Shawn Doyle at 2:51 PM