Sunday, May 11, 2008

Wild Wild West

We have over 2200 miles to drive across Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and finally Washington. There's so many sights I would love to see along the way... places that have been on my "to-do" list for a very long time, such as the Latir Peaks, Maroon Bells wilderness, Chaco & Frijole Canyon, Hovenweep, Canyonlands, and many more. With the cats in the car, it's just not possible, so we'll have to save those gems for another adventure.

It's been a whirlwind at home setting up a house-sitter and giving away plants, fish, and cheeses. Now we're on the road again. My Trusty Truck is now spruced up with a Brahma camper shell, which needed some TLC, but will be perfect for the long road trip ahead. We're taking our cats with us, so if the weather's nice, then the camper can serve as our sane-asylum.

We still haven't selected a place to stay in Olympia yet, but have a list of places to look at. We're only packing what can fit in our truck, so if anyone has a friend near Olympia willing to part with a couch, TV, bookshelf, toaster, beanbag chair, bed, blender, or matching salt & pepper shaker... please let me know! :-)

Hopefully, I'll have an internet connection soon and get time to update this next weekend, once we've moved into our new home for the next 6 months. Meanwhile, check here to see what's going on in some of the nearby Parks we hope to visit soon:

Mount Rainier Webcam

Mount St. Helen's Webcam

Happy Trails!


Matt said...

There is a nice story about the Nature Conservancy restoring an ecological system in CA. in this month's backpacker. I'll save it for you Tom.

Matt said...

BTW, How was Austin? Not that anyone would like knocking down a couple bottles of Fat Tire while Alex Lifeson belts out "Freewill" on the strings.