We took off from McMurdo today at 9AM. On the 45 minute ride out to the Pegasus airfield, we saw 5 Emperor penguins, which we took as a positive omen!
The plane ride took 3 hours, after which we FINALLY landed at the South Pole airfield. Lots of IceCubers came out to greet us, and after we dumped our stuff off (I got a room in the station instead of staying in one of the Quansit huts in "summer camp"), we went and had lunch (and saw more IceCube people)
I get a day or so to settle in, then I'll find out which drill shift I'm working. In the mean time, I'll try to acclimate to the low oxygen, 0% humidity environment!