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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Massey Vacation

Growing up, my family always took car vacations. So this summer we went west on a car vacation. Clark Griswald would be proud of us- we put in 3400 miles in 9 days.
- Galesburg
- Fort Collins and Colorado State University (my wife's is an alum)
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Grand Junction, Colorado
- Moab, Utah (Arches National Park and a raft ride down the Colorado)
- Grand Canyon
- Oklahoma City (the memorial is very powerful)
- Lawrence, Kansas (KU)
- Galesburg
With Cam the Ram at CSU. It has to be one of the prettiest campuses
and cities in America. I give it a big thumbs up.

Picture in CSU's huge fitness center where you can work out and
look out on the mountains. Beats riding a bike in our basement.

Why would anyone brag about this and put it on their plates?

On top of the Rockies- highest point you can get to by car in the
USA. Late July and it was 52 degrees.

Moose in the Colorado River close to its origin.

Going up the rock leading to the Delicate Arch. It was a challenge.
It took an hour and half up. When we got back, the car said it was
103 degrees.

No, I was not three when the town was settled.

Grand Canyon at sunset. They definitely need more rails by the edge
of the Canyon. Too many areas where you could just walk right up
to the edge. 

Allen Fieldhouse.

Two conclusions from the trip-
1- America is beautiful.
2- I didn't realize how many Badger shirts I own.


  1. Looks like a great trip, Evan. I hope to do something similar some day with my family. I probably won't be sporting "Wisconsin" T-shirts, however.

  2. Are you alone on this vacation?

    And, to answer the question on the "REF" license plate. As I often rib my officiating friends, the sporting events are all about the refs/ umpires... not the participants. They don't usually argue.