February 23, 2015

Honey, I'm Home!

After 50 straight hours of driving - I'm HOME! The astute among us may realize that the photo above is of our departure, not of our arrival, but I'm sure none of you would be interested in seeing my haggard, tear-streaked face crowded by a tangle of limp, oily hair that hadn't been washed since Sacramento, California. And yes, I said tear-streaked, because even the most intrepid travelers are entitled an emotional breakdown every now and then, especially when that breakdown coincides with a very intense daybreak dash through snow, ice, and windshield wiper fluid that froze solid. And, of course, the overwhelming relief of finally being off the road!

Looking at my recent post history, you might be remonstrating me from my lack of posts about my trip - the posts I promised you would cover my journey on a live basis - but I guess that just wasn't in the cards this time around. I blame technology failures and horrible time management. Had I a lesser constitution for remoteness, I may have lapsed into catatonic schizophrenia with the amount of time I spent in areas with no service at all. Have no fear, I will recap the adventures like a champ in the weeks to come.

Some adventures to whet your taste buds:

  • Completed my life goal of visiting all 50 states!
  • Hung out at a nudist colony in Colorado
  • Attended a PhD level astrophysics course at UC Riverside
  • Saw a wild sea otter up close and personal
  • Cross-country skied to a back country yurt for the night

I can't wait to tell you all about it. Expect an abundance of sunset photos. What have you all been up to?