Two girls, One Prius –>From California’s Bay Area to Nebraska and back—via Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Colorado (Part 2), Utah, & Nevada.
(Goal: #seeallthethings/visit our friend who’s a Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.). Official hashtag for the trip was #RoadTripToRupal.
We mapped out our adventure via Roadtrippers (a rather seriously awesome app for this kind of thing that charts out everything from mileage to delightfully obscure potential stops along the way). Here’s our original map (we deviated slightly along the way out and only clipped New Mexico in favor of an unsuccessful mad dash to get to Mesa Verde).
This following post is a quick catalog of the created media culled from this rather fabulous voyage.
Published daily as we went along on Instagram:
Betatakin Dwelling, Navajo National Monument Stunning ruins of an Anasazi/Pueblo farming community hidden in the desert canyons of Arizona. Digitized earlier this year via terrestrial laser scanning (they think) = <3 Locked down what should be #opendata out of security risks. Which means virtually no one can science or archaeology with their LiDAR = :( Would love to see more digital heritage training in the #nationalparks and open use of the data inside and outside the parks. Data engagement is a good thing. Like seriously. #workthatisalsoplay #anjalirocksforlettingmedragheretomysteriousmonuments #archaeology #tour #southwest #travel #RoadTripToRupal
En route home from #RoadTriptoRupal: ----> Dinner in Denver with my amazingly fabulous, former safari leader great aunt and incredibly awesome train engineer, wild west historian great uncle. <3 <3 <3 Among their recent adventures: helping a Colorado history group rebuild a demolished historical site via the data from his survey of it in the 1960s and subsequent handcrafted mini model of it (which he made for his insanely cool mini railroad room (yes room)) and moving one of their full size, restored historical locomotives to be the frontpiece for a new museum (yes, one of and full size). #swissfamilyrobinson #history #archaeology #engineering #itrunsinthefamily
Media still to make:
- Cull through all the go-pro footage and build a time-lapse of the drive
- process the few models that were made
- finish uploading the full trip to Facebook albums (much thanks to Anjali for her patience)
- figure out a better in situ/during the trip recording system to cross-reference the multiple camera systems and annotations and maps to translate into more immediate content (is there one? there doesn’t seem to be one? continue testing on Silicon Valley Archaeology adventures)