Thursday, October 22, 2009

Travelin' Songs

So, Oct 3rd I left Dallas, and Oct 15th I hit LA. Bobby and I took 4 days to get to Salt Lake City from Dallas, camping in Amarillo the first night, driving to Santa Fe and getting dinner and playing downtown and staying in a hotel the second, driving to Mesa Verde National Park to climb amongst the cliff dwellings and ending up camping in Moab, UT on the Colorado River on the third night, and then spending the fourth day hanging out in Arches National Park before we hit SLC the fourth night. We then spent a week there, eating all sorts of awesome vegan food, hanging with family, seeing the parks and generally being lazy. We then took 3 days to drive to LA- day one was a hike to the hot springs in Provo on the way out of Utah, day two was AZ and a day in Grand Canyon North Rim National Park, and day three was driving through Las Vegas and playing there a few hours before hitting LA right in the middle of rush hour :)

We stayed in LA together for a week, and then I took Bobby to the train station yesterday. It was a fabulous, super awesome, very fun trip. Now I have to get all the research for my thesis done in two weeks so that I can meet up with everyone in Seattle Nov 4-9, and then head down for ten days in San Francisco to stitch all that research into a paper. After that is a carefree run from November 20th to December 15th where I have no obligations other than to enjoy LA before I drive back to graduate end of December. I think that's me :) Too many pictures to even begin to upload them all, but here are a few in no particular order-

Arches National Park
Me on top of a cliff overlooking the Grand Canyon

The cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde in CO

Me being ridiculous somewhere in New Mexico

Cadillac Ranch on the way out of Texas after our first night camping in Amarillo