Saturday, June 16

Up early, breakfast, sat with Mom and Dad while they got packed up….they are going with my sister who lives near San Diego to spend a week.  Then Nathan and I went to campus to pack Danika up.  Man what … Continue reading

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Friday, June 15

The big day!  Got to campus by 9:15 or so, grabbed a whole row of seats. Graduation was nice, the weather was (of course) fine.  The keynote speaker, Elon Musk (Paypal, Space X, Tesla Motors) seemed really nervous although he … Continue reading

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Thursday, June 14

Really small breakfast bar in Super 8 Barstow…..then off across the last bit to the mountains and over to LA.  One of the pleasant things you see in New Mexico, Arizona and California is good streetlights.  And many many fewer … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 13

Awww…it’s our anniversary here at the Grand Canyon! Fire seems to have been put out overnight.  I woke up early and hiked back out to the point to take some early morning pictures.  The canyon is pretty in the shadows … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 12

(You can see that I am running behind here…..it’s all been written, just been hard to get enough time online) Woke up reasonably early and walked after breakfast to the Watchtower, an edifice built in the 30s to resemble Native … Continue reading

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Monday, June 11

Got up reasonably early, got breakfast.  Spoke with a motorcyclist who was a lawyer touring around, he said he’d always been interested in science and had read lots of SF by the masters when he was young.  His parents apparently … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 10

Sunday, June 10 Lots to do today.  Just after we got up, the wind died down…..for all of maybe 15 minutes, then came howling back.  Cooking pancakes was an exercise in patience.  But, we finally got that done, packed up … Continue reading

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Saturday, June 9

Saturday, June 9 Up and out of Palo Duro in good order, we stopped at the Visitor Center to maybe learn something – plus Nathan wanted to check out the souvenirs!  I spent some time at the overlook there taking … Continue reading

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Friday, June 8

Up way to early to get to OU campus by 9am.  Nice lady there to give us the dog and pony show, slide presentation etc….current president is better than sliced bread, etc.  Great financial aid.  You should study abroad, we … Continue reading

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Epic trip 2012

Thursday June 7 Woke up and got going pretty well, but I guess every epic journey has a epic fail, and in this case we sort of started that way.  After finally getting packed mostly packed up and getting a … Continue reading

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