Archive for October, 2014

Coralville, Iowa to Solon, Ohio

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

I'm at the Springhill Suites in Solon, Ohio. The internet speed seem slow by comparison to the past few nights. The drive from Coralville, IA to here was uneventful. I picked up carryout from Tony Packo's.

Aurora, CO to Grand Island, NE to Coralville, IA

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

I'm at the Comfort Suites in Coralville, Iowa. The internet speed here is most acceptable. With a few exceptions, I've gotten decent internet on this trip—nothing down in the DSL speed range. On the way to Grand Island, Nebraska yesterday, I stopped at Barr Lake State Park. It wasn't quite as picturesque ...

Albuquerque to Aurora (CO)

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

I'm at the Springhill Suites Denver at Anschutz Medical Campus, which is actually in Aurora. The internets here are acceptable—about 7Mbps down and up. It was in the 30s overnight, but it's supposed to be in the 70s, so today will be another shorts day. I made one stop along the ...

Albuquerque Day 3

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Today was a frustration sandwich. Frustration at the beginning & end, with a national wildlife refuge in the middle. I began by heading to the balloon grounds, hoping to see some balloons aloft. I saw exactly one balloon in the are. I ended the day by heading to the balloon ...

Albuquerque Area, Day 2

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Today was a partially successful day. I began the day at the Petroglyph National Monument. I took pictures. Here are some of them. I think this is coyote poop. As I looked at the petroglyphs, I wondered if any were inspired by animal dung. I kept seeing these animal burrows: And I eventually ...

Amarillo to Albuquerque

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

I'm in the South Valley area of Albuquerque, I think. I'm at the green 1. The drive over from Amarillo was pretty smooth—no traffic to speak of, and just a little bit of rain. There's a 40% chance of rain tonight and a 20% chance tomorrow, early in the day. I'll ...

Tulsa to Amarillo

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I'm at the Comfort Suites in Amarillo, Texas. This one: The internet was completely out when I checked in. It finally came to life sometime after 9 pm—but wired only. The speed is 10 down and 1 up. It's taking forever to upload the half dozen pictures that were keepers from ...

Home to Tulsa via Cookeville, TN and Tulsa, OK

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I'm at the Comfort Suites East in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is the first 2-story Comfort Suites I've ever stayed in. It has no elevator, so I opted for the ground floor. Fortunately, River Dance was not in the room above me. The internet speed here is abysmal, and the breakfast ...