The blog is going slow this week because I left on Monday to head to Arizona for a backpacking trip. Part of preparing to leave for a five year trip is to spend some quality time with some of your friends. I’ve chosen to meet up with a bunch of my best friends and show them my old college town (University of Arizona in Tucson). We’ve been doing some sightseeing at the Desert Museum and Kitt Peak National Observatory. For the next few days I will be completely incommunicado backpacking in the mountains. I’ll be back next week and share the highlights with some photos. Later I hope to share some processed panoramic photos and GPS tracks in Google Earth.