I thought it might be good to post something other than graduate work (something a bit more simple), so I went digging into my folders for things I had meant to share but never got around to. A few weeks ago (I guess it was back in August, so a bit more than a few weeks ago; yikes time has flown by) we had some scattered storms roll through Manhattan. I sat and watched this one move for a while, enamored by the dramatic clouds and the clear distinction of where the rain was.
Happy Monday everyone; I hope your week is off to a great start!
After working 9 hours, and then meeting with my best friend for dinner I was feeling far too lazy to take a picture. So here is an Instagram image from this morning…pathetic I know. Hopefully I can make up for it with an awesome shot tomorrow.
*Monday, May 7
On Monday, Chris and I woke up extremely early and drove first to Missouri to see his grandparents, and then to Kansas to visit my new school and look for apartments. It was a 15 hour trip, so once again all I managed was a shot from my phone as we drove. This one was right before we got in to Manhattan, Kansas. Needless to say it made me even more excited to move there.
*Tuesday, August 2 – Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)
On Tuesday we jumped in the car and started driving on Trail Ridge Road, which is the highest continuous highway in the country. It has more than 8 miles about 11,000 feet, and a highest point of 12,183. Close to the top of the road is the Alpine Visitor Center, which is where I took this. We stopped at the Alpine Visitor Center after our hike on the way back to the campsite today. The afternoon storms were beginning to roll in, so the clouds were absolutely amazing. I decided one picture wasn’t enough to capture how stunning it was, so this is a stitch of six images.
I’m not really sure what the trail on the left is, but I imagine it would be an amazing hike.
*Sunday, July 31 – Just entering Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)
Sunday morning we all got up early and packed up some more stuff from my brother’s house and got on the road to head to RMNP. It was around a 6 hour drive through the rest of South Dakota (my brother lives in Spear Fish, where we spent the night), Wyoming, and then finally Colorado. When we got to the park it started storming, and when we turned on to the road to our campground this was the view that greeted us. I actually took this in the car as my brother continued to drive, so I was lucky it turned out so well! It was one of the few pictures I managed to get that day (really the only good one) since we were in the car for most of the day. And the rest of the night was spent setting up all four tents and getting our stuff set up inside them, and making dinner. We were all pretty exhausted from the drive and such and so we headed to bed pretty early.
I had big plans for my picture today, but then had such a crazy busy day. I leave to go home for on Tuesday and I have been running around trying to get everything ready for that, and also catching up with a few people before I leave. Then the storms tonight made my shot even more impossible, so I ended up with this.