Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Blacktop Beckons

OK, due to some unclear reason, my trip to Stanford isn't happening, so I'm now in the final stages of putting together my road trip out west. I'll initially be heading to Clayton Lake State Park in New Mexico this Thursday, and will be putting the finishing touches on getting my gear together over the next couple days. I'm really looking forward to a little vacation here before getting back to the everyday work schedule at Pole. I'll be going through some familiar places and seeing some equally familiar faces along the way, but there are some new adventures I've got on the itinerary, as well as all those unforeseen adventures that lurk en route.

I got aggressive about planning this not only because the training trip was called off, but also because it sounds like there is a distinct possibility that my deployment date might be creeping forward as well. I will have a decent buffer of time to work with when I get home, should the deployment be moved earlier, so should still be able to get all my packing and shipping and farewells done in good order. Regardless of all that, this trip should be a whole lot of fun. Yes, I will post here as I can manage along the way. At least one campground I'll stay at will have wifi. Such roughing it!

There are two dogs inside me. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog most of the time. Which dog usually wins? The one I feed the most.
~Native American saying


Craig said...

Stop by if you come through OKC

Becky said...

Glad to hear you're having the time to have some fun.

EthanG said...

Thanks for the well wishes. I'm pretty much packing in as much as I can to the time I'll be gone (weather providing). Unfortunately, OKC and Chi-town aren't on the itinerary. I headed this direction in no small part to be able to see most of the remaining family members I haven't encountered since getting back from Pole. Anyhow, more from the road.