12 May 2012

Road Trip Week 1: The West

Thanks to some sage advice I've decided to recap the week's events each Saturday. You can also check out my daily entries starting here.

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  • Driving Tunes: "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty, Garth Brooks, Mexican Banda on the radio 
  • Books: The Lonesome Gods -Louis L'Amour, Standing for Something -Gordon B. Hinckley, I, Juan de Pareja -Elizabeth Borton de TreviƱo, The Price of Everything -Eduardo Porter
  • Wildlife: Roadrunners, Red-Eared Sliders, Two-toned Lizards, Big Horn Sheep, Mule Deer, and LOTS of birds, including Mexican Jays, Orioles, Cave-Mouth Swallows, and some amazing Cardinals
  • Food: Cherry Cider, Angus Fajitas, Rudy's BBQ!, Chipotle 
  • Sights that didn't quite make the blog: sunrise on the red rock overhang of Moab, sunset over the Chisos from Rio Grande Village, view from Lost Mine Trail, Seminole Canyon pictographs, excellent and eclectic Anderson Art Museum in Roswell, not-so-excellent International UFO Museum and Research Center, The Space Walk, Albuquerque historic downtown, booming metropolis of Del Rio
  • If I'd had unlimited time: Hot Air Balloon Festival in Albuquerque (not until October), Carlsbad bat flight (not there at the right time of day), trip into Mexico (if it's too unsafe for the Air Force, I'm not going)
  • Friends: Ronnie and Stefani (Ward) Steelman


kelly said...

Awesome! Love the map & recap. Very, very cool. :) And I'm jealous of you seeing Stef and Ronnie! (Plus, you know, seeing all the other awesome things you saw, but especially Stef and Ronnie.)

be said...

This is awesome. I think you should do it Indiana Jones-style with the animated vehicle drawing the line between cities.

Also, you read books while you drive? That's dangerous.

Russ said...

Kelly- I know! Aren't Ronnie and Stef great?!
Bx- I'll see what I can do. :)