Tag Archive: Through the Windshield

What I Did on My Winter Vacation, Part I: Arizona

Now that I’ve accepted a new job starting next summer, it’s my stated goal to minimize the amount of time I spend in Oklahoma. Sorry, Oklahoma. To that end, though, I spent most of the winter break in Other States. First up: I’m not sure which state I should list as first. I got in my Jeep in Oklahoma at 6:00 in the morning on 12/23. It was unusually rainy. It turns…
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My 6-State Road Trip: Road Photos

Day 1: Norman, Okla. to Gallup, N.M. I can attest to the factualness of the number of construction zones. Breakfast: cold pizza on the road, lunch: Rudy’s Barbecue in Amarillo, dinner: Panda Express in Gallup. Lodging: EconoLodge. Much luxury. Gas mileage was very poor — around 16. Rudy’s’s reliability notwithstanding, least interesting day of the drive (by a pretty fair margin). Entering Texas: And then New Mexico: Somewhere just east of Albuquerque,…
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My 48-State Road Trip in Road Photos

This trip was from 2009. I’ve been promising myself since some time around then that I’d get all my photos centralized and start really doing something with them once I had a desktop computer I believed in. Got the 5K 27″ iMac a couple weeks ago, DL’ed Lightroom for free through OU, and with that we’re on our way. On the 48stateroadtrip.com website (currently accessible here:¬†http://c3d.50b.myftpupload.com) and, well, on the trip itself,…
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Colorado National Monument: Canyonlands for People Who Don’t Want to Get Out of the Car

Real Canyonlands is better, or course, but it also requires getting out and hiking some. Colorado National Monument is located near Grand Junction, Colorado. The drive is the interesting part; it looks like southern Utah, so long as you look toward the mountains. If you look toward the valley it looks like Grand Junction. And if you reach the top of the drive, it looks like a bunch of boring, scrubby trees….
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