Friday, July 18, 2008

A Case of Slacker-itis

Alright, alright. It's been a while since my last post.

In my defense, I've been doing other things. Working. Sleeping. Eating. Blah, blah blah.

Really though, most of my time recently has been spent preparing for and going on a road-trip with the family to Yellowstone. Since we drove, there was a lot of preparation for the vehicle, packing. etc.

I got some very nice pictures that I'll post in the future, covering stops in Yellowstone and the Black Hills (Custer National Park, Deadwood, Mount Rushmore). In fact, I took just over 1,200 pictures over the 10 day trip. Now I need to spend a lot of time weeding through to get the best pictures - who wants to look at 90 pictures of the same waterfall??

We also had some very cool close-encounters (good description, as we also went to Devil's Tower) with some buffalo. Close enough that I could have reached out the window and slapped one, possibly earning some major scarring to the Jeep in the process.

Nature is pretty cool, even if you have to drive over 3,000 miles round-trip to see it!


Hammer said...

cool trip. I'm going next year.

I'm saving up for the gas money now :)

Jayne said...

What a cool trip! I wondered where you'd been.

Muskego Jeff said...

The gas had me a little worried, considering I drive a Jeep Cherokee which has been averaging around 15mpg for my day-to-day driving. I ended up averaging almost 19 mpg due to the looooooong stretches of highway driving - sometimes 3 hours of 70 mph. I could have done better if I kept it around 60.

When planing the trip I planned for $4.50/gallon prices and averaged an actual $4.06/gallon, totaling $665 for the 3,100 miles.

I didn't really want to take the trip, but now that I'm back I'm already planning to go again. Next time maybe to Grand Teton with a side-trip to Mesa Verde.