Antarctica: A Dream Fulfilled

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DSCN2504As many of you know, I sailed off for Antarctica a month ago. On March 25, 2015, I got on the Ushuaia MV and set sail for Antarctica. My port city was Ushuaia, Argentina. The pictures begin in Ushuaia.  What you’re getting ready to see is my journey along the way. My goal of seeing all seven continents by my 30th birthday has been reached, finished, accomplished, and yes, fulfilled. Thanks for your support along the way. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so enjoy this visual essay.

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The French Biologist/Educator/Angel

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This kind man was a blessing to me while I was in Ushuaia, Argentina. He’s a French biologist and had just returned from Antarctica. Upon his return, he stayed in my hostel and gave me his pants and jacket for my upcoming trip to the seventh continent. Then he bought this journal for me for my adventure. Such a kind man!

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I shared this cabin with two other ladies. One was from Israel and the other was from Oklahoma.

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I tried to learn the game, but I just couldn’t grasp it. Watching them play while listening to gospel music was enough for me.

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South Africa, Argentina, & America

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Remarkable educators and globetrotters from Florida.

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These next pictures were taken by my friend Andres from Columbia.

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My new bud, Andres, from Columbia. He took all of these cool pix. I miss this guy!

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Andres – Columbia, Sarah – South Korea, Moon – South Korea. Such an incredible group of world travelers! Check out Sarah & Moon’s blogs! blog.naver.com/itonu blog.naver.com/nice_sseori

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Andres taught me how to salsa, Columbian style!

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This gentleman was one of the best servers on the ship. He was so warm!

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In the snow it says, “seven by 30.”

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In this shot I’m reading Psalm 104, thanks to @travelingblackwidow who left it in the description of her Antarctica pictures. Love this chapter! Read it and share the wealth.

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Andres thought I was looking for WiFi in Antarctica.

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Had great conversations with so many people on the ship. Nick, for one, was definitely a joy to have around.

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Two bloggers, Chris & Kris

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See ya later, Antarctica!

And if you’re going to go to Antarctica, be sure to take a dip in the frigid waters. I couldn’t pass it up. Check us out in the video below!

16 thoughts on “Antarctica: A Dream Fulfilled

  1. Those pictures are magnificent. Antarctica is so extraordinary that it’s hard to even express all my delight in your “accomplishment ” in a brief reply. Seven by thirty!!! Love your millennial spirit😄 I know Psalm 104 was on point – always is as we explore God’s creations as we travel. Glad you checked it out!

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    1. Thank you so much for your support and love! Yes, Psalm 104 was absolutely on point. Thank you for sharing the wealth and thanks for your stellar example. Much love to you!

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  2. You just betta be fearfully and wonderfully made!!!! Loved it!!! The visuals are beautiful! And c’mon for the elders on the trip!!! Continued blessings on your life’s journey! Psalm 104 is oh so delish 😉

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you so much for believing in me! You were there when I booked this trip! Whew! It’s remarkable seeing it all come into fruition. I am truly grateful. Thanks for being in my corner and pushing me, girl! I love you!

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  3. Hi Karissa, thanks for sharing your dream with us. Congratulations and well done. Kind regards and Blessings on all your future endevoures!

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  4. Wow Karissa those pictures are breathtaking!! To say I’m proud of you is a complete understatement!! From our small beginnings as siblings I never expected this from you..because in my heart of hearts I wanted you to just disappear!!! Lol you were a pest at times, so many times! Lol but God turned it! Lol he turned your traits of a Pest into persistence lol haha no but foreal, You said it & with proper preparation & prayer God walked you through it. I know your story will bless countless people, & I’m just glad to be related to such a trailblazer! Love you bookie!

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    1. I love you so much, T! Thank you for believing in me and praying me out of my pesty ways! Hahaha! I love you to the moon and back! This is just the beginning for us. Thanks for coming to China to check on me. I’ll never forget that!

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    1. Thank you so much for the support, sis! I must make a post soon with details about how to plan for such a trip. It’s definitely doable and I want to share the wealth! Much much love to you!

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