12 Replies to “Day 11 On the Ice”

  1. I have opened my doors and windows to let the warmth in. I am trying to channel this warmth through the computer to yours to help heat up the tent. Hope it works. I am sure that one way or another you are going to make it to the pole. Hopefully you have more Bailey's to celebrate with. Awe what the heck celebrate now, look where you are? I so admire you guys.

  2. Hi everyone, hope you guys get on your way soon. Dad, once you get even closer to the Pole and you know when you are getting picked up let me know if you need me to book a ticket for you to Frankfurt. Since you are stuck in the tent ill send a joke like Jamie did.
    Good luck with the weather!
    A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?” The husband says, “What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?” A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, “Honey, the car won't start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?” He says: “What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?” Another few days go by, and it's raining pretty hard. The wife finds a leak in the roof. She says, “Honey, there's a leak on the roof! Can you please fix it?” He says, “What do I look like, Bob Vila?” The next day the husband comes home, and the roof is fixed. So is the plumbing. So is the car. He asks his wife what happened. “Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix them,” she says. “Great! How much is that going to cost me?” he snarls. Wife says: “Nothing. He said he'd do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him.” “Uh, well, what kind of cake did you make?” asks the husband. “What do I look like,” she says, “Betty Crocker?”

  3. I liked the joke – I have a mental picture of all that restless energy trapped in a tent – it is not a preety picture – M&D

  4. Looking at the pictures, and reading your daily log, makes me think about last year.
    I was constantly cold and tired. 72 degrees in the house and I needed a blanket. Making dinner took hours. Walking 3 blocks to the store was a marathon. That was then,this is now. I have extra strength, and I'm finally warm. I'm thinking of the whole team and wishing you, my new warmth and strength.
    God speed, and return to us safe.
    Mike Steele

  5. OK M&D I gotta agree.But stepping outside might just be the equivalent of a mighty cold shower. Hey fellas, it's not that cold outside.

  6. Hi Dale & Gang
    The following is supposedly a true story relating to an actual guide and his response to questions.

    Swiss mountain guides who always do the same trails can get tired answering the same questions over and over. One time an English tourist was giving his guide an especially hard time with silly questions. They were walking through a mountain valley that was strewn with rocks, and the traveler asked, “How did these rocks get here?”

    “Sir,” said the guide, “they were brought down by a glacier.”

    The tourist peered up the mountain and said, “But I don't see any glacier.”

    “Oh, really?” said the guide. “I guess it has gone back for more rocks.”

    Something for your tent fever.

    We are praying to the weather Gods along with you.

    Walt & Jan

  7. So CLOSE! you will get there, you are already there.
    Stay safe. I am missing the excitement and anticipation. Plan to meet you at the airport. Trudy

  8. Bonjour Michel et Co. Nous te suivons de près grace au blogue de Heather. Je 'log' sur le blogue plusieurs fois par jours pour capter le dernier récit de vos avantures. Je suis heureux que vous ne parliez pas trop des ours polaires ni des russes qui ont envoyé des parachutistes sur le pôle samedi dernier. Peut être bien que c'est ce que vous aurriez du faire aussi! J'ai une suggestion pour votre prochain défi: une semaine à la plage à Hawaii avec de la crème SPF 50 pour sensibiliser les gens aux risques de cancer de peau particulièrement accrus pour les greffés! Vous êtes près du but, bon courage. Nous vous souhaitons une température plus clémente et une dérive favorable.


  9. I hope all is well. We haven't heard for awhile- perhaps making your way on the last few miles. Trudy

  10. i hope “spirits remain great” means lots of Bailey's left?? Hoping the ice does not separate under your tents and your drift is forever northward…holding off on the funeral sandwiches for now?? As Austin says “what a helluva place for Santa to have his workshop”?

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