Hi, Honey, I'm Home!

I'm back from my more-or-less-annual spring break trip with my dad.  This year we ventured afar--much more afar than in past years--to the Four Corners, where I visited five new states (NV, UT, CO, NM, and AZ), logged eleven new bird species (Great-tailed Grackle, Cactus Wren, Black-billed Magpie, "Grey-headed" Junco, Prairie Falcon, Mountain Bluebird, "Red-shafted" Flicker, Townsend's Solitaire, Say's Phoebe, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Chickadee), saw several new mammals (coyote, elk, ground squirrel, prairie dog), put 2000+ miles on the rental truck, bought a pair of used Chet Atkins CDs, watched UNC beat Duke in Cameron on senior night again, and blew a dollar on slots in Vegas.

I also finished three books:  David Quammen's superb Wild Thoughts from Wild Places, Hunter S. Thompson's classic of desert travel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried.

Oh, and I took just under 400 photos.  That memory chip Kelly gave me for my birthday continues to be one of the best presents I've ever received.

Coming soon: vacation pics, restaurant reviews, and tales of what it sounds like when a falcon dive-bombs a pair of immature Golden Eagles.  See you soon!

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