Today I got to see someone I've met before! I saw Heather Ericson who I know from my former job as a program coordinator of the Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership. She works on the GEAR UP project at Utah State University and last summer I came out to Utah to work on the Passion Driven Statistics summer program with her students (if you ever want to hear more about PDS let me know, I could talk about it for hours!!). She was able to meet me for about 20 minutes at a gas station/cafe in Riverside, Utah at about 4:30 this afternoon. She is the first person I've seen that I've met before since I left Emmanuel in Athens, Ga. over two weeks ago.
And tomorrow night I will see Liz! We will be spending at least a week together and I'm very excited to see her! (And not just because I haven't seen familiar faces recently, because she is cool and I love her).
Today was almost entirely driving. I didn't pull out of the campground this a.m. until after 11:00, it took me MUCH longer to pack up and get going than I expected, but that's happened every day! Today was my first morning in the new camper though, so it will hopefully not take quite as long in the future once I get used to the space and make more sense of where to store what.
Before I share pics from today, I wanted to share this photo I took last night when I went for a walk in Cedar City, Utah. I saw this and snapped a picture and sent it to Marty, my RV guy from Tupelo, Ms. and wrote, "It looks like Diane's RV repair guy was here!" (you know, Jerry, as in "jerry-rig"). :-) :-) :-)
These are some flowers I picked on that same walk. I saved them and put them in the cab with me today. This is from tonight in the camper. (where it's pretty chilly, I might add!)
Scenery from today...
You will notice that the above pics are huge and these are small, which is probably the opposite of what it should be, but the wireless connection here is infinitely faster with one pic being uploaded at a time than even two, so I "pic-stitched" the ones below together on my phone then uploaded them as a single image (just in case you're wondering...)
The sign is more of a reminder than anything else, it's from the place I met Heather. I meant to take a selfie with her but forgot! The sign was outside the rest rooms.
These are from a rest stop today, with - yes! You guessed it! A petting zoo! With a camel.
I guess out west they can't be bothered with just one or two trailers, three is the way to go!
And these are from the campground I'm at tonight, it's the Snake River RV Park in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The snake (it's fake, btw) is their business card! And the picture of the moon has "my" camper in the foreground. Tomorrow - Montana!!
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