I can never sleep the night before travel. I’m not nervous. I just can’t wait to be somewhere new.
Tonight, or rather this morning, is no different. Later today I hop in a plane and head to Colorado. A lot of you may say “What’s the big deal with that? You’ve been all over the world.”
This is true. I’ve been to China, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Israel and Bermuda, all within the last 5 years. I’ve also been all over the eastern United States and Midwest.
For some reason, I’ve only made it as far west as Joplin, MO, where I had the distinct pleasure to chase the infamous Spooklight.
Somehow the great west has continued to elude me.
2009 rolls in. My girlfriend, Katie, noticed that airfare to Grand Junction, Colorado was relatively cheap over her spring break. We jumped on the opportunity.
Katie has an aunt that lives just outside of Grand Junction in a town called Mack.
Some of our plans include cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing (I don’t know the verb for that) and horseback riding. No. I’ve never skied before. I unsuccessfully snowboarded once. I still have my goggles from then and I most certainly plan on giving them some more use.
For this trip, I bought a new camera battery and a special cable release that will allow me to do sophisticated time-lapse and other timed photography.
I’ll post photos here as soon as I can. Keep an eye out.