Christmas on the JR Part 1: The Prep Work
Happy Holidays!!! Here on Expedition 372 aboard the JOIDES Resolution we’re traveling on our home-away-from-home for the holiday season this year. Over Christmas and New Year’s, we’ll be spending our time collecting logging-while-drilling data amidst holiday festivities. So, how do we make the ship our “home for the holidays”?
A fireplace was built in our conference room to warm us in the cold, air-conditioned ship.
Decorations and trees were put up all over the ship, including…wreaths on office and lab doors, and trees or other decor in labs, offices, the conference room, the Mess (cafeteria), and more!
Santa had some helpers to put together stockings filled with tasty treats for the ship’s crew, scientists, and technical staff…On Christmas Eve, stockings were hung from the ceiling with care.
Preparations were being made and practices being held for caroling, the Christmas show, and our gift exchange.
And the carolers began making their rounds on Christmas Eve!