My map data was entirely wiped out.
It was time to go back and try to recapture all the data. I did manage to find this time that I could update the Google maps distance calculator to a new version that supposedly lets me save my data. I did that. I think I'm also going to get a pen and paper out and WRITE DOWN each stop from now on.
As I was redoing everything and looking at the map, I glanced north and noticed it. Grand Canyon. Lake Mead. Hoover Dam. Lake Mead?! Hoover Dam??!!! I was hooked.
Another book I read and re-read when I was a little girl was the little gem Ann Can Fly. It's the story of a little girl whose father flies her to summer camp. As they fly over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, Dad explains a little of their history to Ann. As a result, I have always been a bit intrigued by them.
The plan has changed again. I have left Mesa and turned north toward Flagstaff. There I found the Lowell Observatory and the US Naval Observatory, Flagstaff Station. Can you tell by now that I love star-gazing? As of November 1, I have made it down the other side of Humphrey's Peak. What? You missed seeing me on that webcam??
I hope to be to the Grand Canyon by December and then I'll turn west to retrace Ann's route over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.
|Humphreys Peak from Lockett Meadow. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia|