Donna Fraelich took a breath, which felt like pure oxygen.
There were no chemicals or smoke in the air. It was the "clearest air you'll ever see," the retired Western Reserve science teacher said.
Even asthmatics reported no problems during this journey. People apparently breath easier in Antarctica -- not that there are any people who live there, except scientists conducting research.
Fraelich, who taught seventh- and eighth-grade science for 36 years, visited some of those stations during her three-week visit to the continent that's bigger than all of North America. In Friday's Norwalk Reflector, you can read her story and see pictures see took in Antarctica. So you don't miss stories such as these, sign up for home delivery by calling 419-668-3771 or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of each issue) for less than $1 per week and read the full-version of the stories online.