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Stories from the road, and home, by a contract archaeologist.

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Location: Texas, United States

I work out of town a lot as a contract archaeologist. Sometimes it's interesting. It can be quite funny, although probably only to other archys. Home is Austin, with my wife and our cute kitty and all of our crazy friends.

Monday, February 26, 2007

In Austin, for 12 hours

So Tina and I just got back from a nice vacation in the Bay Area. We did a lot of walking, a lot of eating, and a lot of drinking. Went to Alcatraz for the first time, and it was pretty cool. Also went to Muir Woods and Muir Beach for the first time (on a great weather day, even) and froze my feet in the water. I also enjoyed playing Guitar Hero, and I found almost 2 bucks in change on the ground over the course of 9 days. There were a ton of highlights and it's too much to recap. Suffice it to say that Colleen and the Rifleman were great hosts and a great time was had by all.
Unfortunately, we have to work to pay the bills, and work wants us in Buffalo Gap (technically, closer to the small town of Nolan) tomorrow for a wind turbine survey. So after getting home at 7pm this evening, we have to meet at the office at 7am tomorrow morning. The pluses are getting per diem to replenish our vacation drained bank accounts and saving a vacation day by working 4 ten-hour days this week. The minuses are leaving Kit-Kat again, having pretty much no time to readjust to Central time and a non-vacation schedule, and eating in restaurants for 4 more days. I miss healthy home-cooked meals, although Colleen made a killer blackberry cobbler as a surprise treat last night.
Maybe we'll get to see some of our Austin friends (who we dearly miss!) this weekend.


Blogger Lei-Leen said...

you'll barely get adjusted before DST happens on the 11th.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

Can't wait to hear about the trip!

I need to play guitar hero more. I have Choo and Billy's but only played it the night they brought it over (one of the ice days). A challenge to you, though - I passed "I Wanna Be Sedated" on expert level the first time I tried it. And then passed it again to prove it wasn't a fluke. I can't do any of the other songs on expert, though.

12:46 PM  
Blogger jlowe said...

OK, I'll give it a try. I got 5 stars on "Iron Man" the first time I tried it at medium. I also beat "Unsung" on medium, which rlb couldn't do. I've never played it at a higher level.

1:52 PM  

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