I knew I saved change for a reason!
Friday, June 30, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
I've been back from Texas for over a week now, but things have been so hectic as I try to get back to my "normal" life!
Texas was fun, but challenging. It was surprisingly difficult for me to be so far away from everyone without phone service and high-speed internet. I didn't expect it to affect me so much. The HOT, HOT sun did not add to my enjoyment. I am a Buffalo girl at heart and miss the cold (Luckily, the previous 5 and next 7 days here in PA are rainy, wet, and cool! YAY!)!
But, the desert was beautiful! And DancingFish and I made the best of our situation and had many adventures as "girls in tank tops"! Below are a few photos to end our trip. I wish I had more, but I managed to severly injure my digital camera during one of our hikes in Big Bend National Park.
On the left is the shower. To the right (just out of the photo) is where the front door is.
The bedroom in the Chalet. It's around the corner from the dressing room/office/bathroom. It was air conditioned, which was nice. You can't really see it that well, but we duct taped the edges of the carpet and the door so that no more bugs could get in and bother us!
(Yes, that is snugglebear on the bed near my pjs!)
Some cutie penguins from the SL Zoo! Mamma Gumm breaks for Penguins. And so do we!
Overall, it was a successful trip to West Texas. We went hiking, went to both bars in the neighboring town, went to a fish hatchery, and collected lots of good data that might even lead to saving an endangered species of pupfish. But, I am very happy to be back home!
Posted by Sneks at 2:35:00 PM
Monday, June 19, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
After 5 days of travel, we made it to our final destination! And we've been busy researching in the desert ever since! We happen to be visiting Roswell, NM for a few days (yes, Area 51 ... woohoo ... aliens...), so I have internet connection!!!! Below are a few photos from our travels! (Check out Dancing Fish's blog for more photos!)
A beautiful desert sunrise!
Prickly Pear Cactus in the "front yard"!
A close-up of the "chalet".
(I may even show you the luxurious interior some day!)
One field site. It's in a gas field. That's some sort of plant in the background!
Second field site. Pretty canal, with shade! And swimming area (in far right corner).
Sunset in Big Bend National Park!
That's all I have for now! More details when I get home in just two short weeks!!
Posted by Sneks at 10:59:00 PM