Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Edmonton Roadtrip: Yellowstone Glacier Banff Icefields Jasper Tetons 2008

The AAPT’s summer meeting was in Edmonton this year. I decided that it would be great to drive the Nismo to Edmonton and make detours along the way. I made it to Yellowstone, Glacier, the Canadian Rockies (from Banff to Jasper), and back through Glacier and the Grand Tetons. The meeting was great, too. And several Edmonton skeptics (folks I know from TAM and Randi’s online forum) rolled out the red carpet for me and had an impromptu meetup/dinner in my honor! Such great people.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring Break Southeast Utah 2008

I traded in the Toyota Sienna (too soon) for a Nissan Frontier 4WD Nismo so that Spring Break 2008 could include navigation of some 4x4 trails in southeast Utah. 

My buddy, Rick, came out from Grand Rapids to help me christen the truck with some red rock mud. We made the run from Moab to Monument and feared-not the unsmooth tracks or river-fords along the way. 

The Nismo performed flawlessly, and I drove back to Sacramento with a solid coat of mud to show off, despite Rick’s desire to keep the new truck clean. Tomayto-tomahto, as is always the case with Rick and me. He put up with my snoring and I put up with his TV addiction. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.

2008 04 Southeast Utah

Bonus videoclip: Rick and Dean's 4WD Adventures