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It Is Finished (Day 129)

November 26th, 2009 4 comments

There aren’t a whole lot of interesting, good, or even somewhat pleasant things to say about the ride down the 15 from Provo to SoCal. It gets particularly annoying after you enter Nevada and are in quasi-California traffic from Vegas on into the megalopolis. Sort of an anti-climactic final ten hours of the trip. For the sake of color, though, here’s a picture:

provo-streetIt was either this or the one of the gas station in Vegas.

For the sake of continued triteness, here are some numbers:

  • Miles: 22,245
  • Photos Taken: ca. 12,000
  • Gallons of Gas: ca. 1,350
  • Blog Posts: 224
  • Days: 129(-ish)
  • States: 48
  • Waterfalls: 37
  • National Parks: 19
  • Lighthouses: 15
  • Grad School Apps Worked On: 9
  • Great Lakes Visited: 5
  • Caves Explored: 4
  • Bears Seen: 3
  • Fish Caught: 3
  • Times Snowed On: 2
  • Transmissions Blown: 1
  • Countries Visited: 1

Thanks for following along — it’s been fun.

bkd

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So, Four Corners: Meh

November 23rd, 2009 No comments

I think $3 is probably a little steep to visit this place. OTOH, it’s hard to begrudge the Navajo much. I wonder if the souvenir stands were owned by different tribes depending on the corner in which they were located. I don’t wonder about it much.

four-corners-markerRacking up extra Colorado minutes.

And now I can say I’ve been there. Four states! (Although I’m sure the marker’s in the wrong place or something that totally screws it up.)

bkd

Arizona: The Grand Canyon State Welcomes You (Me) (State #46)

November 22nd, 2009 No comments

welcome-arizonaThe cow-crossing sign was pertinent.

So the only state I spent less time in than Arizona was Colorado (see next post…). Unless my truck breaks down on the 15 between St. George and Mesquite, in which case you can probably throw Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Delaware, and Massachusetts into that bucket as well.

bkd

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