One day left before the Adventure starts!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the last couple of weeks doing the final preparations for the first trip. Here’s the stops we’ll be making:
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 20-22: Hanging out with my entire family for the first time since Mom’s funeral to celebrate my nephew Adam marriage to Zeynab Abdulgadir last year during the pandemic. They are hosting a reception on Friday night at the Marigny Opera House.
Alamogordo, New Mexico
May 26-28: I was born here in 1955. Dad was stationed here at Holloman Air Force Base working on the early space program. He moved back with newly married & pregnant Mom after leaving the Air Force and joining Goodyear Aerospace who was one of the contractors working on the program. White Sands missile test range is here as well as the famous Trinity test site where the first atomic bomb was detonated as part of the Manhattan project.
May 31- June 5: I’ll be meeting my friends Dan and Maggie Matheson here near the north rim of the Grand Canyon and south of Zion. They have been here before so I will let them act as a tour guide and see the north rim of the canyon, Zion, Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell and other sites they know about.
Dinosaur National Monument, Idaho
June 7-8: Exploring, hiking, night sky and photography.
Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
June 10-11: Exploring, hiking, night sky and photography.
Yellowstone & Grand Tetons / Jackson Hole, Wyoming
June 12-16: We have two days of exploring hiking and photography north of Yellowstone followed by an overnight trip through the park to Jackson Hole and back to my campsite north of the park.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Jun 18 – 21: Exploring, hiking, night sky and photography.
Devil’s Tower, Wyoming
June 24 – 25: Exploring, hiking, night sky and photography.
Fort Collins, Colorado
June 27: I will be staying in Fort Collins where I lived for 6 years in the 1990s listing friends before heading home.