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Comment : Re: Nevada
Posted by Bill_F on Wed 12:35pm 27 April 2005


Hi Annie,

Great entry! I know it probably bothers you to think that everybody only relates Nevada with Las Vegas, just as everybody relates Buffalo, NY with blizzards (Syracuse actually gets much more snow), but when we fly into Vegas, my eyes are glued to that window from about Colorado and Utah to Nevada. I always wanted to live out west when I was a kid and live on a ranch and ride horses all day. I just love looking at the crop circles of the midwest, then the Rockies and so on, and when we start the descent into Vegas, it looks like we are landing on the moon, but I just love it because we simply have nothing like that here. We usually rent a Harley and ride out into the desert and it is so beautiful there. I didn't know rock could be so many different colors! We don't gamble, believe it or not, nor do we drink or like the night life in Vegas. We come mostly because of the beautiful weather and scenery (and it's a cheap vacation!). We are going to have to make Western Nevada a destination soon. I'll bet it's beautiful. One day I want to start in Chicago (on the bike), follow the old Rt. 66 to California, up the pacific coast, and home across the Wyoming, Dakota's and northern states to NY. My wife isn't too keen on making the trip, but I would love to do it with my son and his bike before I get too old.

I have a few questions. A geologist's life seems wonderful and exciting. But what exactly do they do? Why did you have to go into the mountains with your 70# pack? Did you ever wonder what would happen if you became injured in the mountains instead of in your driveway and become someone's supper? Do cell phone work in the remote spots? Did you have to camp out alone and so on, or were you with a group? It just sounds so exciting; unlike coming in here to sit at a desk all day (yes, I'm at work now, LOL). See, now you got me started!...did you carry weapons for protection? What about communication? Sorry for all the questions. My son's ex-fiance has a Masters in archeology, and has been all over world doing digs and so forth. It sure sounds exciting and fascinating.

We're getting off the BL subject, but it's good to talk about something else for a change!! Bill

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