Trip Start Aug 12, 2013
Trip End Oct 02, 2013

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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I was plagued by problems this trip: Comcast screwing up access to my computer at home, a virus killing my laptop, flooding in the Southwest, flash floods in Colorado., hotels with terrible Internet connections. In spite of the problems, I was still able to do most of what I had planned.

I visited the following notable restaurants:
Niche Restaurant (Clayton, MO
The American Restaurant (Kansas City, MO)
Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Kansas City, MO)
Picasso (Las Vegas, NV)
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare (Las Vegas, NV)
Nobuo at Teeter House (Phoenix, AZ)
Fearing’s (Dallas, TX)
Stephan Pyles (Dallas, TX)
Woodshed Smokehouse (Fort Worth, TX)
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek (Dallas, TX)

I visited the following museums
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum (Indianapolis, IN)
Museum of Transportation (St. Louis, MO)
Arabia Steamboat Museum (Kansas City, MO)
National Automobile Museum (Reno, NV)
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale, AZ)
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (Albuquerque, NM)
Museum of Anthropology (Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM)
Museum of Paleontology(Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM)
Anasazi Heritage Center (Dolores, CO)
Museum of Osteology (Oklahoma City, OK)
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)
Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
Sixth Floor Museum (Dallas, TX)
Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, TX)
Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, TX)

I intended to visit 19 national monuments on this trip. I missed four due to bad weather but I did visit the following 15:
Homestead National Monument of America (Nebraska)
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (Colorado)
Colorado National Monument (Colorado)
Dinosaur National Monument (Colorado and Utah)
Grand Canyon-Parashant (Arizona)
Pipe Spring (Arizona)
Chimney Rock (Colorado)
Aztec Ruins (New Mexico)
Hovenweep (Utah and Colorado)
Canyons of the Ancients (Colorado)
Yucca House (Colorado)
Rio Grande del Norte (New Mexico)
Capulin Volcano (New Mexico)
Fort Union (New Mexico)
Alibates Flint Quarries (Texas)

Here's a list of some other things that don't fit into any of the categories above:
The Biggest Little Sideshow (Harrah’s, Reno, NV)
Burning Man (Black Rock Desert, NV)
Penn & Teller (Las Vegas, NV)
Michael Jackson ONE (Las Vegas, NV)
Little Black Mountain Petrogylph Site (near St. George, UT)
Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour at Ghost Ranch (NM)

This is a shorter list than on my previous drives around the U.S. but, at only two months, this was also my shortest.
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