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Attempting to hang out in the narrow Founders hallway...the Slope on the snow day.Up on Stratton, ready to ride.Sara finds a friend.Getting ready to head out on our late April camping trip. We had beautiful weather though as we would discover the forest was still recovering from the Noreaster that dumped a foot of snow down the weekend before.Dan enjoys his $3 turkey leg courtesy of Cornell Dining on Slope DayCooking pasta on the stove at a rest area.A triple tandem tractor trailer.Baby chicks at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.Attempting to warm up pizza in Chicago traffic.We get a bit of rain.Our Royal Fork Buffet meals of choice. Mine's all yellow.The Royal Fork, Sioux Falls, SD.The Royal Fork Buffet, Sioux Falls, SDApparently they like their milk in Sioux Falls, SD.The attraction in Huron, SD.Sara and the World's Largest Pheasant.The Pioneer Auto Show, tourist trap.Riding at caboose at the Pioneer Auto Show.The Ranch Store, site of the prarie dog feeding.Turns out there are bags of peanuts inside.Standing in front of a giant prarie dog (the world's largest?)The Badlands.The Badlands.Wall Drug: Wall, SD.Mt. Rushmore vending machine.Cooking breakfast.Our campsite near Mt. Rushmore.Packing up from our campsite.Mt. RushmoreSome interesting lichen.A bear!In Yellowstone Nat'l Park.Yellowstone Lake.Sara and a waterfall in Yellowstone's grand canyon.A buffalo grazes outside our car in Yellowstone.A buffalo joins us for dinner at our campsite...Warning about buffalo at Yellowstone.Geiser at Yellowstone. Taking a walk through Grand Teton Nat'l Park.Sign on the dumpster at Yellowstone.A rocky mountain.A moose outside the China Gourmet. The pool at the Best Inn in Denver. I was really looking forward to going swimming...Our really bad hotel in Denver, complete with elevator and continental breakfast. I doubt we'll come again...Hammond's Candy Factory in Denver.44 fish sticks... a feast by any calculation. Apparently they were a "Great Value" as well.Outside the Wonder Tower appears the stuff that just wouldn't fit inside...Ready to set off after a good night's sleep.We cooked up pasta in the stove and worked on finishing off our jumbo pack of fish sticks.One of the birdies at the Nelson-Atkins.Kansas City barbeque: roast beef, ribs and ham slathered in bbq sauce with fries.One pampered Clydesdale (that's a horse).Budeweiser neon sign at the brewery. Inside this building we saw all the bottling and canning lines.The gateway arch in St. Louis.Eating our St. Louis-style pizza at an empty farmer's market.Heading back east across Ohio & Indiana...Southern OhioThe lowest price we'd pay for gas on the trip in Erie, PA.First gas stop, next to a fancy car with flames.Driving into Cleveland on I-80/90.This eagle was so close, it took a minute to figure out if it was real.The first big brown grizzly bear we would see on our trip...Welcome to IllinoisDriving into ChicagoDan and I pose in front of a giant shiny bean.Dan and Sara look down on Chicago.Me washing the windows atop the Hancock Building in Chicago.We came for the Chicago-style pizza.Sioux Falls.After getting directions to the grocery store from the ShopKo, we found out that they had moved out 3 months prior without leaving directions to the new store.Huron, SD: Home to the World's largest pheasant.Straight as an arrow, huge skies.A few of the multitudes of license plates hanging on the walls at the Pioneer Auto Show.The granddaddy to my car, a '61 Subaru Sambar... basically a tiny version of a VW bus, cute as ever at the Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo, SD.A prarie dog munching on a peanut.Feeding the prarie dogs!I was a bit concerned about wearing sandals... Any resemblence?The couch that was my home in Potomac.A really long escalator down into the Bethesda metro station.Metro Center in Washington.Inside of the Capitol.Original chambers of the Supreme Court.Capitol dome.Morgante whispering across the room of statues in the Capitol BuildingThe congressional mens' room.A excellent lunch at a political hangout, Tortilla Coast.Relaxing in the communal bath that is this fountain.Sam in his natural habitat.A Morgante household morning.Ithaca and its gorges.Getting ready to set out.What I found in my bowl in the morning.Shooting at the Orvis Wingshooting School.Continental Airlines is one of the few that still feeds you... but its the smallest sandwich known to man.Getting ready to head out.I found a pile of rocks in the woods.Bottlecaps at the campsite.Feeding the fire.Tent the morning after.Computer equipment from Cornell's particle accelerator.Looking down the hallway of Cornell's particle accelerator.Computer equipment from Cornell's particle accelerator.My desk at work, the Cornell Theory Center.My eyes light up when I see all the candy at Wegman's.Dan and I riding the gondola up Stratton Mountain, VTSnowless trailhead on Stratton.Pig feeding frenzy at Taylor Farm.Looking out across from 408 University.Fall foliage.Looking out over the valley from the East Hill.Sara in Fall.Road & FoliageFake IDs confiscated at a liquor store in Collegetown.Sunset over the valley.Leaves!My parking lot is for Subaru's only... 6 pictured here.Fall leaves.View from Ezra Cornell's stairs.