We made it to McMurdo successfully today, so the most potentially frustrating stage is behind us. The flight was very smooth and I had a much better seat than last year – I would almost say the flight was enjoyable. I even got to see the cockpit of C-17. The routine of McMurdo life came back almost instantly and it almost feels like I’d never left. Now we are inundated with briefings and meetings for the rest of the week. Hopefully we can get to Lake Hoare by the end of the week, but at this point I am not sure how long we’ll be in town.

We already got to have dinner with Taco and signed up for haircuts on Thursday. I still have to decide to resurrect the MoHawk or just buzz it all off and risk ending up with a new nickname this year. The problem is I’ve been liking my hair long, but that won’t really do for the field, so it’ll be coming off one way or another.

Pictures from the flight will be coming soon, once my laptop graduates from screening.

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