Monday, February 4, 2008

South Pole Mardi Gras

I'm a bit behind on the blog.  What do you get when you mix a bunch of people who've spent 4 months in the coldest summer on the planet with a bunch preparing for the coldest winter on a Saturday night?  The South Pole Mardi Gras.  Billed as the "The world’s shortest coldest driest highest windiest Mardi Gras parade", there is definitely nothing like it on the planet.  It was about -45F (-68F with the wind chill) and that didn't keep anyone interested from coming out.  After the parade, there was a party in the Summer Camp lounge.  I'm pretty sure a good time was had by all as it was still going when I left at almost 3am and the station was a ghost town the next morning.  It was a much needed release for many ready to go home and a great idea to keep morale going.  I uploaded some pictures but left out a bunch.  Just as with Vegas, "What happens on the Ice, stays on the Ice."

Summer Camp - About a dozen Jamesways (see web album for a picture) used in the summer for housing the additional staff required to support all of the summer activity.

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