Flagstaff (4/18) - a visit with Pat and Paul Nichols

Northern AZ and Las Vegas Area - (4/19 to 4/21) - visits with Jan and Chuck, helicopter flight to Death Valley, etc

Valley of Fire and Overton, Nevada (4/22 to 4/23) - beautiful desert and rock formations - and getting stranded (the first time)

Las Vegas (4/24) - looking around Vegas waiting for truck repairs, martinis with Jeff and Susan Richard

Mojave Wilderness (4/25) - camping in the Mojave desert

Amboy, California (4/26) - really in the middle of no-where

San Diego, California (4/27 to 4/29) - visit with Mike and Lindsay Grubensky, San Diego Harbor, Balboa Park

Aliso Viejo, California (5/1 to 5/2) - visit with Dean Corley and Randy

La Brea Tar Pits, California (5/5) - really interesting paleontological site

Ventura, California (5/6 to 5/10) - visit with cousin Fred, Kim and kids

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks (5/11 to 5/13) - Big mountains and monster trees

Yosemite (5/15 to 5/17) - Breathtaking scenery - waterfalls, mountains, forests

Central and Northern California (5/17 to 5/19) - Interesting towns - Angel Camp (home of the Calaveras County Frog Jumping competition) Placerville, Arcata

Klamath River and Redwood Park, California (5/20 to 5/21) - Gateway to the Pacific Northwest and the American rain forest

Crater Lake, Oregon (5/22) - High, cold, and sapphire blue

Western Washington (5/23 to 5/25) - Mount Saint Helen, one of my favorite hikes, and visit with Steve and Cindy

Central Washington (5/25 to 5/27) - Roslyn (remember Northern Exposure?) and visit with Bob and Terry.

Lenore and Orofino, Idaho (5/28 to 6/3) - visit with cousin Barbara, Frank and kids, salmon fishing, etc

Park City and Heber Valley, Utah (6/4 to 6/5) - looking for work, visiting Max Paul and Gail

Dinosaur National Monument, Utah (6/6 to 6/7) - lots of dinosaur bones

Frisco and Evergreen, Colorado (6/8 to 6/12) - visit with Joel and Amy, Susie and Jeff, lots of trout fishing, the Hayman forest fire

Mike and Lynne's Wedding, Pennsylvania (6/15) - lots of off-color commentary on a good party

Lawrence, Kansas (6/20 to 6/25) - visit with my brother Geoff, Lawrence, University of Kansas

Johnson Space Flight Center, Houston, Texas (6/27) - Awesome private VIP tour of the facilities

Austin, Texas (6/29 to 7/1) - Visit with Len Hause and family

New Orleans, Louisiana (7/11 to 7/13) - A few days in the Big Easy

Tampa, Florida (7/15) - Visit with Scott Hopkins and Cristie Gold

Everglades, Florida (7/16) - What can I say? Swamp, Swamp, and more Swamp (but kinda neat)

The Keys and Key West, Florida (7/17 to 7/21) - Pennycamp, Key West, Hemingway Festival, Long Key

Loxahatchee, Florida (7/25 to 7/26) - Visit with Barb and Chuck

Cape Canaveral, Florida (7/27) - More Space Stuff

Charleston, South Carolina (7/28 to 7/29) - Visit with Darragh

Canton, Georgia (7/30 to 8/01) - Visit with Roy Taylor, Sue Ann and family

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (7/30 to 8/01) - Visit with Roy and Jan Smith

Chesapeake, Virginia (8/04 to 8/05) - Visit with Lt. Pete Avram, tour of the USS Kearsarge

Annapolis, Maryland and DC (8/06 to 8/08) - Visit with Jim and Leslie Stine, back to my old stomping grounds in the DC area

Lehigh Valley, PA (8/08 to 8/28) - Defunct steel mills and grand Victorian Architecture

New York City (8/08 to 8/29) - Adventures and friends in the Big Apple

Bucks County, PA (8/08 to 8/29) - Lots of history - both personal and national

Central and Western PA (9/02 to 9/05) - Defunct steel mills and grand Victorian Architecture

Upstate New York (9/06 to 9/09) - Watkins Glen and the Finger Lakes region

Niagara and Ontario (9/10 to 9/11) - The Falls and a little of Canada

Gerald Ford Museum, and Lake Michigan (9/14 to 9/15) - A lesson in recent history

Chicago (9/17) - Architectural boat tour of the city

The Upper Mississippi (9/19) - Watching the shipping locks in action

The South Dakota Badlands (9/26 to 9/27) - Bison adventure in Dances With Wolves country

Mount Rushmore, then Wyoming East to West (9/28 to 9/30) - Mount Rushmore, Devils Tower, and a lot more

Northeast Utah (10/01) - Crossing the Uinta Mountains

Central Utah (10/02) - Rural Central Utah, then down to Capitol Reef

Southern Utah (10/03) - Unreal landscapes in Grand Staircase Escalante and Bryce Canyon

Northern Arizona (10/04) - Some more of Bryce, then - Going Home ...