Most people return from visiting family or friends in the days after Thanksgiving.
Esin Gulari will be going to the South Pole.
Gulari, dean of Clemson University's College of Engineering and Science, is expected to be at the South Pole until Saturday. She embarked on the trip as part of the United States Antarctic Program.
As a member of the National Science Board, Gulari is reviewing research activities at the Crary Science and Engineering Laboratory at McMurdo Station and the new Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Gulari is scheduled to leave Monday for the South Pole from Christchurch, New Zealand.