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Austin Trip

Abbe had a conference in Austin last Spring.  Do we drive with the camper, or fly? We drove.  

Points of interest.

  1. Southern Wyoming but freezing and snow and beautiful, but no photo’s.  
  2. The Sandhill and Platte river of Nebraska.  The Sandhills are a geologic phenomenon to drive through, but tough to photograph.  The Platte River had the Sandhill migration. Should be on all birders bucket list.
  3. The western prairie states, flat, corn, cows, cold and then oil.   West Texas brought us more oil wells, dust storms from drilling for oil and gas,
  4. Big Bend, long drive, beautiful, and worth it but I’d recommend the mountain islands that are not as busy, which BB is, but BB has the Rio Grande.
  5. Then onto Austin for the conference.  Bars and BBQ.
  6. Chiricahua’s, one of many mountain ranges in Southern Arizona (including Mexico and New Mexico) that are surrounded by desert.  A faunal and flora Sky Island.
  7. North to a place where a meteor hit the earth 50,000 years ago.
  8. Northwest to the Grand Canyon (another bucket list to raft it with Abbe).
  9. Northwest to Bryce Canyon, the home.

Too little time, too many miles, too many sites to see.