the Southwest like woah

Saturday, 29 July 2006
  1. Navajo etched pottery
  2. 800-year-old Ancestral Puebloan ruins
  3. black widow
  4. valedictorian
  5. John Wayne
  6. big rocks
  7. Angel’s Landing
  8. Kachina dance
  9. the Navajo Nation
  10. 105+
  11. hoodoos
  12. dust
  13. hydration backpacks
  14. 2200 miles
  15. El Tovar
  16. red
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strange items

Sunday, 9 July 2006
  • iguana leash
  • carabiner, w/built-in watch
  • pen, shaped like Saruman’s staff
  • stress ball, pink, squishy, w/smiley face
  • box, cardboard, 6″ x 8″ x 3″, containing rocks
  • cup, styrofoam, 2″ high (original height before 2000′ submergence: ~6″)
  • glide ball, w/astronaut image
  • diploma, Bachelor of Arts

the holy crap itinerary

Saturday, 8 July 2006
  1. Las Vegas
  2. Zion National Park
  3. Grand Canyon – North Rim
    1. Hope it doesn’t catch fire again
  4. Lake Powell / Antelope Slot Canyon
  5. Monument Valley
  6. Durango / Four Corners
    1. rafting!
  7. Mesa Verde
    1. ruins!
  8. Canyon de Chelley
    1. petroglyphs!
  9. Cameron
  10. Grand Canyon – South Rim
  11. Bryce Canyon
  12. Vegas and out!

stats from yesterday

Friday, 7 July 2006
  1. Predicted extra-familial birthday wishes: 2 (possibly 3)
  2. Actual extra-familial birthday wishes: 7
  3. Correct predictions: 1
  4. Angel-food cakes: 1
  5. Star Wars viewings: 0

this one’s for the kid in the back

Wednesday, 5 July 2006
  1. fourteen
  2. eighty-seven
  3. twenty-two
  4. five hundred thirty nine
  5. ‘Course it’s Pete–look at ‘im!
  6. there goes the neighborhood