Saturday, November 25, 2006

Antarctic Thanksgiving

Well, Thanksgiving has finally arrived here to McMurdo. Thursday actually happened here before it did back home, but there was little fanfare and more importantly no turkey. We had to wait until today for the food. This morning was the annual Turkey Trot Fun Run. It was my first 5K, and it didn't go too bad. I dressed like a ninja for the run. I was in all black except for my shoes and my neck gaitor that I wore like a mask at the beginning of the race. Time-wise, I didn't do as well as I would have liked, 26:35, but I ran the whole way and finished in the middle of the pack. And most importantly, the people dressed as cows didn't beat me. :)

The meal was pretty good. I ate entirely way too much food. They had turkey and prime rib and shrimp and I partook in all of them. The stuffing wasn't as good as back home, but it was still edible. I was glad they had a Thanksgiving dinner just for the night shift, as I suspect it was much less crowded than at the previous meals. Now, I need to find a nice, quiet corner and take a nap.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've commented a couple of times and I'm not sure if you remember me. I found your blog through Kyle.

I took my son to see "Happy Feet" on Friday, and I must admit I got very excited when a few of the penquins went on a search for the aliens (humans,) b/c the filmmakers showed specific cartoon places and things that you had taken pictures of. It was very neat.

Carrie

Josh Reed said...

Hi Carrie,

Yep, I remember you. Glad to see that you've continued to check back.

That's pretty cool about Happy Feet. Someone downloaded the trailer for it and showed it at one of our morning meetings. I'll definitely have to check it out. Depending on when it comes out on DVD, we might actually get it down here before I leave. I also need to go back and watch "8 Below" again to see if I recognize any more of the sites now that I've visited.

Cheers,
Josh