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.
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.
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