I'm here! Getting to Antarctica was surprisingly pain free: we had good weather and easy travel. I flew from Seattle to Los Angeles to Auckland to Christchurch over the course of 25 hours without any hassle from the weather, other passengers, or the TSA agents trying to molest me. In Christchurch, New Zealand, I spent two nights at an awesome bed and breakfast, getting issued clothing for the US Antarctic Program before heading down to McMurdo!
Event I-156 bonding in Christchurch.
Cathedral Square's namesake building in the center of Christchurch.