Friday, July 11, 2008

Very, very quick update...

We are at the Bear Lodge Campground
in the Black Hills National Forest, still in Wyoming (map). We're only 30 miles from where we started the day at Devils Tower, but this place really appealed to us.

This is a great spot, and we had figured to settle in for the night, or maybe two. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. Even though we've already paid for the night, we are packing up right now to head out, as we have been called to Austin, Texas by the Red Cross.

There is no disaster in Austin, of course. But long-time readers of this blog know that the technology maintenance center is located there. Tons of equipment is now coming back in from the various operations around the country that have been ongoing for the last few weeks, including the Midwest floods and the western wildfires. In order for that equipment to be ready to go right back out again for the next disaster, qualified folks need to be in Austin to clean it up and "re-certify" it.

I'll post more about this later, as we are now under the gun to get rolling. They'd like us there by Monday, and it's at least a 25-hour drive. We'll put as many miles under our wheels as we can tonight, to get a bit of a head start. And we'll consider our $8 camping fee here a donation to the Forest Service.


  1. You guys are so awesome! What an exciting life.

    Have a margarita, or two, or six for us. Austin has the best!

    Travel safe.

  2. I want to extend my thanks for your efforts in supporting the Red Cross. I have been affected in little ways by three wild fires here in California, including doing some small support in my employment to our Sheriff. I appreciate all emergency service people. These are difficult tasks and require a great deal of help.

    Thanks again!



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