Saturday, January 31, 2009

Morocco and Beyond

I am headed to Morocco in less than a week! From here, I will probably travel further south into West Africa-maybe Mauritania, Mali, and Burkino Faso. Burkino Faso, you ask? My spell checker does not even recognize it!It is a pretty impromptu trip. Two weeks ago I decided to see if I could get an airlines mileage ticket after watching a movie that took place in Morocco, and I could-so I did! Fortunately I already have almost every vaccination known to man-only had to get stuck twice this time. The biggest decision now is which camera to bring. The small lightweight camera that I used on all my other trips, or the nice new one with the big lens I barely know how to use? Oh, how to decide?!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A New Direction

Thank God eight years of G. W. Bush is finally over!
It is my hope that Obama will point us in a much needed, new direction, especially in foreign policy. He certainly has his work cut out for him! I am glad America finally stood up and said "we need change!" And I am more hopeful about our future than I have been in a long time.

Poster seen in Peru

Monday, January 12, 2009

More GC videos

Here are a few more video clips from Lava Rapid in the Grand Canyon. In the first one, Gene hits the very edge of the big circulating hole. We all thought he was done for, but he pulled out of it OK. Patricia in the front of the boat gets really smacked down by the waves.

In this one, David, then Carl, go through Lava.