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January 15, 2008

Almost Leaving

Well here I am at the Hilton hopping on for the last time to the internet to say a few little words before we start our trip north. We've been rushing around all morning getting things in order so that we can head out this afternoon. I think the big question at this point is whether everything we're planning to bring will fit into the three cars we're taking, but other than that things are looking good. If a little confusing, coordinating multiple groups and their gear. Tim was changing money (the Hilton is a good place to do it) and I'm taking advantage of their internet connection.

Yesterday afternoon and evening was spent, from 1:30 until almost 11 PM, getting our equipment out of customs. This is actually pretty quick, but it surely felt like a long time yesterday. Waiting and waiting and more waiting, with a few scene changes (but no food or drink) in between. Fortunately, all the GPS stuff is now in one of our cars and seems intact. Hooray! Outlook for getting work done is good.

Today, we'll drive as far north as we reasonable can, and I unfortunately think I'll be dozing for a good bit of it because I'm feeling quite sleepy. Happy enough, though, which is good.

And if I'm writing funny it's because I'm surrounded by Brits. Well, a variety of folks from the UK. I'm afraid I won't be able to speak English when I get home.

My mother has agreed to post any updates on the blog that I can pass along to her, which will probably be few and far between and a bit botched by the satellite phone. Thanks, Mom!

Preparing for heat and lava....

Posted by beth at January 15, 2008 10:23 AM

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Sorry to hear about the delay you had!

Be careful on your trip!

I though that Brits spoke English but with what we call a heavy British (English) accent! Or is that what you meant?

I guess this is not Antarctica so this must be POINTS ELSEWHERE!

Thank you Beth's mom for taking up the slack for her! Will be waiting for any posts!


Posted by: Gary at January 15, 2008 11:40 PM

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