So I’ve made it across the country, and I’m now happily settled in California and getting used to my new job as a postdoc with the USGS! However, being a federal employee means I have different regulations to follow while using social media, so I’m going to be taking a break from blogging while I sort those out.
To tide you over, here are some of my favorite photos from the cross-country drive, which was a great (though long) experience. To everyone who offered to meet up along the way, I’m sorry I missed you (being on a schedule is annoying), but now that I’m out west I’ll try to do some traveling and catch up with you all at some point!
Lots of these on the plains…
Storms in Eastern Colorado.
Glenwood Canyon in monochrome…
…and with train.
The Book Cliffs near Grand Junction, Colorado.
Because fruit and dinosaurs make an awesome combination.
The San Rafael Swell (with some spectacular flatirons).
Potential car advertising outside of Moab.
Balanced Rock, Arches.
Top that for a selfie! (Delicate Arch in Arches)
Holy mudcracks, Batman!
Red rock and blue sky in Arches National Park.
Contemplating Sand Dune Arch.
Fish Lake, Utah (one of my favorite places in the world).
My dad was NOT impressed.
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
Geologist at rest.
Made it at last!
Coming out of the Sierra Nevada in California.
At the end of the journey to the new job…