Astral Nomads

One man, one woman, one rabbit......traveling with the stars.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nomads Touch Down Into Spring

It's with mixed emotions that the Astral Nomads have to call this our last post for a while. We're back in New Jersey and getting settled into a less nomadic life-style. Our future plans include some more travel and when we do get around to it, we'll be sure to resume posting. Until then Adios and and a big thanks to all of you who followed along with us. We certainly had a blast and glad you could enjoy some of it with us. I haven't even begun to process all of the experiences and visual impressions. Not sure where or when we'll be traveling next: the plan continues to have no plan. We're going to sell the Eurovan so if any of you want to follow in our footsteps, shoot me an email. We happened to return to a glorious spring and finally found some of the warm weather we had been seeking all along. Go figure.

Here's some shots from our hike today:

The road goes ever onward...

Still on the road, at least metaphorically.

Yeah, they got food in New Jersey too. This is 25 Burgers.

I went Classic Cheeseburger. Astral Wendy BBQ Chicken.

Special Message from Astral Wendy: "We had a wonderful adventure but 
Dorothy was right. There's no place like home. 
And anytime I go looking for my heart's desire,
I need only look upon the faces of my family".

See ya around the next bend.....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cruising Through The Heartland

To fully dig this post I recommend blasting some Cheap Trick or Mellencamp. The Astrals have been blowing  through the heartland (Nebraska, Iowa. Illinois. Indiana. Ohio), heading back east. Some people call it boring but we're not so sure. The West has more drama but there's some quiet beauty and regularity here. And a propensity for corn.   Mommy's all right. Daddy's all right, They just seem a little weird. Surrender, but don't give yourself away.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Things we saw today

Motoring from Cedar City, Utah to Fort Morgan, Colorado looks pretty straight-forward on the map. Silly me. I totally forgot about the Rocky Mountains. This has to be the most scenic and challenging drive in the United States. The high point was Vail Pass at 11,000+ feet. Yes, there's still snow on the mountain. And the route follows the Colorado River through some spectacular canyons. Not much to comment so here's some shots from the Astral Wendy perspective:

This post is a day late because our internet connection sucked last night. We drove from Fort Morgan Colorado to Des Moines Iowa today. Mostly Nebraska and Iowa. With apologies to Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes, but no blog post for you.