I am pooped. Back home from a looooong road trip that was extremely awesome. Went to nine states over 18 days and 5000+ miles driven (in a rental car with unlimited mileage), including CA, AZ, NM, CO, WY, NE, SD, UT, and NV.

Saw the following:
- Lowell Observatory
- Petroglyph Natl Monument
- Meteor Crater
- Petrified Forest
- Old Town Albuquerque
- Isotopes Ballpark
- Georgia O'Keeffe museum
- Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
- Mile High Comics
- Garden of the Gods Park
- US Mint Gift Shop in Denver (yep, you read that right)
- Agate Fossil Beds Natl Monument
- Mt. Rushmore
- Crazy Horse Memorial
- Bear Country USA
- Mammoth Site
- Custer State park
- Wind cave Natl Park
- Devil's Tower Natl Monument
- Deadwood
- Corn Palace
- Wall Drug Store
- Minuteman Missile Site
- Badlands Natl Park
- Ft. Laramie Natl Hist. Site
- Temple Square in Salt Lake City
- Red Canyon
- Bryce Canyon Natl Park
- Zion Natl Park
- Hoover Dam
- Caesar's Palace (for an amazing rate, and upgraded to an even more amazing room)
- a couple universities (New Mexico, BYU)
- a few state capitols (Santa Fe, Denver, Cheyenne, Salt Lake City, Pierre)

And there are more places I didn't mention. It was among the best (and most exhausting) trips I've ever taken. Now I just have to download and organize over 2700 digital pics, plus deal with my car issues (not the rental) at home. I doubt there will be a summer vacation for a couple years.