We went to the CDC today and picked up our ECW (Extreme Cold Weather) gear. Before trying on all of our stuff – and there was a lot of it – we were shown a video on all of the clothing and what to expect on departure day. We also had our lap-top computers scanned and took a quick course on computer security. I tried on all of the issued clothing and I turned back in a couple of the pairs of gloves they gave me. I arranged all of the things I will wear on the flight down and made sure I had room for everything else in my checked bag. I was just under the weight limit of 75 lbs for all of my baggage.
What I'll Look Like on the Plane
WOW! It's Official
We found out today that our plane to McMurdo will be Saturday morning instead of Friday morning. They cancelled one flight earlier this week and that put the rest of the week a little behind. This nice thing about the current schedule is our flight has only about 20 people on it. The one this morning had about 80. I am hopeful that we will have room to stretch out during the flight. We’ll see.