Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rock it Colorado



In the month between my defense and moving to Wisconsin, Brian drove out to Missouri and we met Wimmy in Colorado for a week of wandering and camping.



It was a 14-hour trip from Columbia to our rendezvous. We crossed Kansas as quick as possible and spent sometime in the southeastern Colorado desert. We took the top down on the Jeep and headed up in the mountains, where there was still snow on the ground.



We hit up Mesa Verde National Park and checked out the cliff dwellings. Sort of traveled through the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, got somewhat lost off-roading in Utah, and saw a jack-a-lope.

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We passed through Durango, chased elk and some kind of pronghorn, got the Jeep stuck in the snow, and visited the hospital.



We saw Kit Carson's house, dead-ended in a snowy mountain pass after dark, and touched four states at once.



We drove the Jeep through a snowstorm with no windows, we scaled cliffs and crawled through tunnels, and we drove all night to escape the tornadoes.



And I bought a ring for Carrie in New Mexico.

Photo albums: Colorado and More Colorado

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Boo yah

Hot damn I've got a lot of news.

Moved back from DC to Missouri for a month, now I'm in Milwaukee.

We've been staying with Carrie's folks, which has been great. Carrie's been dissertating and I've been working my internship.

At the end of August I'll be moving to Memphis with Carrie for the long term.

Oh yeah, we're engaged.

Boo yah!

Trying to plan a wedding. We're thinking Mexico.



Been working hard, and fishing a lot.

Caught this guy on a 5" Swimsenko.



Also caught a northern pike last weekend, but no camera on the pontoon boat.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I am a master.

I successfully defended my master's project last week and turned in all the obligatory paperwork. I am officially a master.

Boo yah!

Way behind on the adventure postings, though I suppose it's a good thing that I've been going on so many adventures I don't have time to write posts about them.

Here's something I learned this semster:



MMM beef jerky.