Returned from my mega-road trip last night. Left the Hudson Valley on June 12, drove to a geology teaching workshop in Seattle on the 26-28 (with camping stops in the Black Hills and Yellowstone among other sites), then out to the Olympic Peninsula and Pacific Ocean for a few days. Started back on August 1, went through Glacier National Park and, after lots of driving, go home last night, August 10. Oh, did I mention this was done with my wife and two 11-year-old kids? Thousands of miles (and a couple thousand dollars) spent and I'm exhausted. A couple of days of rest and then back to work Monday.
I certainly have lots of material for blog posts in the coming weeks!