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You guys are getting two nights this time? Lucky … when I flew in January we landed, got our gear at the CDC, scrambled to get some last-minute stuff before stores closed, ate at the Monkey Bar and crashed in time for my 4:30 a.m. wake-up time for the 7 a.m. flight to the Ice. By the time I hit Pole I had a grand total of about 12 hours of sleep since Denver. It’s cruel and unusual punishment in my book 😀 … but maybe somebody’s seen the light and is giving you that “extra” day.
One other thing about staying at the Y is they are used to a large group, so they keep you well-posted. However, they have no wake-up calls, but instead slip notes under your door. Sleep lightly if you have anything later than a 4:30 a.m. wakeup on your flight day … it may get moved up. Or set your clock for earlier, check for notes and go back to bed. Nearly missed mine a few years ago when it got bumped up a half-hour and the taxi driver was waiting impatiently for me to get my things gathered.