6 November, 1997
Hi everyone, I have had the best time getting to Antarctica and I am still not there. I left Montana and flew through Salt Lake City where I got to see the great Salt Lake from the airplane. Boy was it ever neat. Then I got to fly to Las Angles and see all the neat lights of the city that stretched for miles and miles. The plane I left on there was a really BIG plane. It was a Boeing 747 and it had a neat upstairs. Captain Don Lake and First Officers Mark Ketscher, John Vaughn and Sam Sutton let me sit in the cock pit and even get my picture taken with them and me on the controls. Boy was it ever neat to see from way up on top the outside world from a large window. I love to fly. I wonder how it is done? Have you ever flown a paper airplane? If not maybe you and your friends can make some neat ones and see which one will fly the longest and the furthest in the air? Do you know who Bournoulli is or what he said about why things fly? We flew all night long and ended up in New Zealand after going over 6500 miles and at a speed of over 400 miles per hour. I think we flew mostly over the Pacific Ocean , could you check that out for me? The sun came up over the ocean with the prettest oranges and yellows that I have ever seen. The sky was so pretty and then when the sun peeked through it was like a great big golden ball. Really neat stuff!!!! I am stuck in New Zealand right now so we have tried to travel to near by places and see what is there. We have seen the ocean and walked to a neat glacier water fall. You could actually see the great glaciers on the mountains around us. Most of New Zealand that we have seen are filled with pretty green grasses and beautiful colors of flowers. I really like the orange and yellow ones cause the remind me of honey. Did you know that it is almost summer here and it is so nice? I love New Zealand and the people here even have neat accents! I will write and tell you more about the neat stuff I have done and will do when I get to Antarcitica. Boy, I can hardly wait to get on the big planes again and get to the neat continent at the bottom of the world!!!!!Return to E. Shackleton Bear's Page
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