Friday, June 15, 2007

Mileage contest

I'm back in Santa Cruz and getting ready for my June 22nd departure for the West. I recently tried to estimate the number of miles I'll drive, for a proposal budget, so here is my challenge to you:

The closest mileage estimate to the actual number of miles I drive wins something. I don't know what; a souvenir from the Corn Palace maybe? Your very own paleosol carbonate? Email or post your estimates.

I don't guarantee an unbiased contest and I'm not above being bribed.

To help get started, I drive straight to Powell, Wyoming, stay there for a few days, and the head to Nephi, Utah on June 27th, by way of Salt Lake City to pick up my field assistant. That is ~1600 miles.

Squeezing in some porch time in Santa Cruz:

4 comments:

Fault Rocks said...

Um, I think your calculations are wrong since the only thing West of Santa Cruz is Davenport. So I'll go with 21.5 miles. Heh heh.

Trifarina said...

Damn it! That was my guess!

kes said...

"The West" will always be the west for me, even when it is east. I guess you can take the girl out of the midwest, but you can't take the midwest out of the girl.

Fault Rocks said...

ah katie you minnesota hippy. it is so midwest to want to go west, isnt it? except for Heather "My first new foram species will be Buckeynus Buckeyii" McCarren