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Well, this is it. I am getting on the plane tomorrow to start my time with ISV. All I know up to this point on where I will be is my first two weeks of training. That will take place in Big Bear, CA, where the high is 78 and the low is 39. Just the thought of getting out of Texas (or satan's ********** some might say) is nothing short of a miracle. This place truly is terrible in ...
Monday July 20 - Day 7
Breakfast in Colorado. Lunch in New Mexico. Supper in Texas. What a day! We left our campsite at a good time, just before 9:00 we were on the road. However, there were still some long steep hills we had to climb that slowed us down.
Once we crossed into New Mexico we went off the interstate a bit to visit a dormant volcano - ...
... we know for now. Managed to coordinate a late lunch with Jessica & John at Caprock in Lubbock for a short while and off we went with Santa Fe in our sights.
We underestimated the travel time by about 2 hours so it made for a long day. Left Austin at 8am, gained an hour converting to Mountain Time and didn't arrive to Santa Fe until about 9pm so i was damn tired doing most ...
... out of the gust front. Sometimes these straight line winds can be worse than Tornados as the winds are strong and sustained.
Stopped to take pictures of Storm Boobs (Mammatus clouds where cold air sinks through the cloud layer).
On to Lubbock, TX for the night, Dinner in JJJ Chophouse, although no one really hungry. Some very pretty updraft storms to watch on the way in, lighting up the whole tower.
Had a ...
... song American Pie? As it turns out it really isn't about the plane crash. Don McLean dedicated the album to Buddy Holly and the American DJs put two and two together and decision was made that the song was about the plan crash. The Texas Walk of Fame is a list of the musicians from Texas, it is amazing how many are from Texas.
Next we visited the Silent Wings Museum. This is about the use of gliders during WW II. WOW, the things ...