Here are some highlights from my road trip from the last few weeks! I took a lot more, but these were my favorites — aka the ones I’ve posted publicly.
1. A burro (?) at Chimney Rock in Nebraska. Chimney Rock itself was kind of disappointing, but it was only a quick stop.
2. Sal Tlay Ka Siti, a land of hope and joy. The Mormon Temple in Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah.
3. The view of Salt Lake City from a private drive behind the state capitol.
4. The Bonneville Salt Flats in western Utah. Normally all you can see is salt, but the flats were flooded when I was there, which was kind of neat. I mean, how often can you say you’ve seen a desert get flooded?
5. Canyonlands National Park in near Moab, Utah. We also went to Arches National Park, but it wasn’t as cool in my opinion.
6. “I am a tiny, insignificant, ignorant bit of carbon. I have one life, and it is short and unimportant.” I could think of nothing else but that Tim Minchin quote when I hiked to the top of Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak, at 14,433 feet. That was the single thing I wanted to do on the road trip, climb a 14er.
7. A magnificent Colorado sunset from the Elbert Creek Campground where we spent the night before the climb.
8. A street pianist on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado. I forgot how much I love Denver.
9. The Gateway Arch in St. Louis. As you can see from the photo, it was disgustingly humid that day, and I even took this photo at about 7 a.m. It was gross.
10. The state capitol complex in Indianapolis, Indiana. I had no idea Indianapolis was so pretty, but there were lots of neat buildings and parks.