I'm back from my whirlwind tour of North America. The day we headed west was the day that the I-35 bridge collapsed. It was kind of surreal to be watching the coverage from far-flung locales like Billings, MT and Boise. We took in both Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks on day 2 of the drive, and didn't arrive in Boise until after 11. A grand total of 27 hours in the car. Then due to mechanical issues I ended up stuck in Denver overnight, and had to fly to Minneapolis by way of Cleveland. I arrived at the Boise airport around 3pm Friday and got home to Minneapolis around 8pm Saturday. I kind of feel like I've been hit by a truck at this point. I'm in the process of recharging my mental batteries and uploading my photos to flickr. I'm not sure which process will take longer. But when they're both complete I'll write something more coherent with full color glossy photos. Right now I'm just glad to be home and know that me and mine are together and safe.