Hiking in Zion

Posted by: on Jul 29, 2010 | No Comments

Following my foolish tradition of traveling to the desert every summer, I somehow convinced Ruth to hike 15 miles in the 100 degree heat. Because we only had one sturdy pack, I carried the majority of the weight. By the last mile, I acknowledged the justice of her skepticism. Still, the photos speak for themselves.

Hiking in Zion NP

Hiking in Zion NP

View from our campsite

View from our campsite

Ruth is skeptical of hiking

Ruth is skeptical of hiking

Rattlesnake!

Rattlesnake!

Almost there

Almost there

Dinosaurs and Buffalo

Posted by: on Jul 27, 2010 | No Comments
Utah!

Utah!

Dinosaur NP

Dinosaur NP

Ruth finds a dino bone

Ruth finds a dino bone


Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffaloes

Buffaloes

Practicing Rustling

Practicing Rustling

Rocky Mountain High

Posted by: on Jul 25, 2010 | No Comments

Finally got to the mountains!

Alpine Views

Alpine Views

Continental Divide

Continental Divide

Moose

Moose

Meese

Meese

Badlands

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2010 | No Comments

Saw the best of South Dakota today: Sioux Falls, 400 miles of I-90, the ur-tourist trap at Wall Drug, the sudden rise of the Badlands from the plains, a decommissioned nuclear missile at the Minuteman National Historical Site, buffalo BBQ in Rapid City, and Mount Rushmore at night. Went for a swim in our hotel pool to relax, only to be told that it was closed to due child vomit ten minutes after we got in. I wondered why it was that color…

Badlands

Badlands

Minuteman Silo

Minuteman Silo

Dinosaur at Wall Drug

Dinosaur at Wall Drug

Ruth and President Polk

Ruth and President Polk

Mt Rushmore

Mt Rushmore

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse

Minnesota

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2010 | No Comments

Drove across Wisconsin and Minnesota today, making it to the South Dakota state line by nightfall. Tom Friedman was right, the world is flat.

Deke Slayton

Deke Slayton

Prairie God?

Prairie God?

Ruth and Cornelius

Ruth and Cornelius

Mars Cheese Castle

Mars Cheese Castle