Sami and his new bride, Shameem, joined David and me for this month-long expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. The trip was put together by Cheesmans' Ecology Safaris based in Saratoga, California. We spent 26 days aboard our chartered ship, the Ortelius, and several additional days in transit. This is the first time David and I have spent both Christmas and New Year's Eve away from home. Here, we're at the famous "End Of The World" sign in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost town in the world. Shortly after this photo was taken, we boarded our ship and set sail for the Falkland Islands.