9 October, 2004
Tomorrow I leave for Antarctica!
Last night I spoke to a friend from elementary school who has been to Antarctica twice. She lives in Alaska now and is a biologist for Alaska Fish and Game. One of my favorite pieces of advice that she gave me was:
"You can sleep when you get home!"
In other words, make the most of your precious time in this amazing place!
There's a lot to do to get ready, including packing, tying up loose ends, spending time with my husband and my mom, and making sure to enjoy the warm weather a little bit.
There are quite a few things to pack. The U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) sent out a Parcticipant Guide, which I used to help me decide what to take. I need lots of layers, sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection, sunscreen, and more, such as....
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