Saying Goodbye to Antarctica
Until We Meet Again, Antarctica!
My final hike up the backyard glacier
I've reached the hardest part of my journey...saying goodbye to Antarctica. This has truly been a trip of a lifetime. My experiences here have helped me to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Antarctica is considered the last frontier, and I feel truly humbled that I have been one of its explorers.
Since I love to dance, I thought a goodbye waltz on the pier was fitting for the moment. Being at the underbelly of the world, I guess we are technically dancing upside down! We danced to the sounds of Antarctica...
2/2/2012 10:27:33 am
What a wonderful send off! I loved the waltz...how appropriate. Your dance studio will be very impressed! ....Just remember..you may be leaving Antarctica behind but the memories will last a lifetime. I am so proud of you....I wish you safe travels on your way back home to the US. Love you tons
2/2/2012 10:53:40 am
One thing I learned was that fifty million years ago Antarctica had a temperate climate, evergreen forests and many more kinds of animals than it has today. I wonder what other animals lived there back then?
2/2/2012 11:01:50 pm
Thanks for the wonderful blog. I have so much enjoyed reading it--experiencing it. Your pictures and videos, the gigapan exercises, the interviews with other scientists who shared their research and technology--all have been just wonderful. I felt a little sad watching you waltz on the pier with "Bruiser" (sp?) floating nearby. But we promise to give you a warm welcome when you return, and we can hardly wait to hear/read more of your stories....
2/3/2012 02:18:24 am
Have a safe trip home, what a great opportunity for us to experience Antartica too through your blog! Our family has enjoyed it, thanks for all the great pictures!
The Gilles Gang
2/3/2012 09:27:56 am
We loved living vicariously through your Antarctic adventures! Looking forward to seeing you in person again. BTW, it was a beautiful waltz. Almost made me tear up! :) See you soon!
Uncle Dave and aunt Eleanor
2/5/2012 07:48:20 am
Happy belated birthday! We've been trying to send you a note but we are becoming demented in our thoughts and can't figure out this whole blog thing. We saw some of your beautiful pictures, it looks like you had a wonderful time! Can't wait to talk to you about the whole experience, have a safe trip home!
2/5/2012 07:58:37 am
Happy belated birthday cuz! What an amazing way to spend your 30th birthday! I am so proud of you and your incredible adventures! Have a safe trip home, maybe we can get together for dinner once you get back to north America!
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Miss Natalie Harr is a first grade teacher at Crestwood Primary School in northeastern Ohio.
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