Almost Vacation!

A view west towards Colorado from Konza Praire Biological Research Station

It was really amazing when I got past Topeka, KS to see the landscape change so quickly and dramatically. It went from trees and green and urban to vast, uninhabited brown. It looks a lot like Colorado here. It was also amazing to see the sign “Denver – 500 miles.” I didn’t really think about how close I was. I’m thinking now that I’ll have to go through CO on my way south; maybe I’ll take I-25? South into Sante Fe.

Today is my last work day for Mactec. I’ll be finishing site KNZ184, and will head directly to FedEx to shed this calibration kit. It’s going to feel like a mansion in my van w/o that. The kit consists of 7 large pelican cases that consume my entire trunk area (and ~400lbs of weight capacity). I’m working on a map to post here that shows my route travelled so far, and my proposed route for the remainder of the trip. Stay tuned!

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  1. Eventer March 29, 2006 at 8:33 pm #

    Happy Birfday!!! I am having a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting in your honor. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Guess you’ll have to settle for brownies.

  2. Muttie March 28, 2006 at 10:24 pm #

    The map will be a good way to visualize your travels in a way I can ‘see’ in my mind… I have an idea, in general, but without pulling a map from the pile of chaos, it’s a little tricky to conjure up more of ‘north/south/east/west’ of whatever state you’ve come from…
    Your descriptions of the temperatures and the landscape bring back memories of the cross country trip I took with Gramps many years ago… I’m glad you get to see this great country we call our homeland, and to meet people along the way… I’m also glad you’ve recognized the importance of ‘being’ wherever your travels take you, to look around and absorb all you can… I love the pictures you’re sharing…
    Hugs to the pups…
    And (because I’m heading off to bed and won’t make it to just after midnight) Happy Birthday! You’re an amazing son and I’m proud to be your mom!!

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