This weekend, I’m driving to Amarillo to broadcast the 2008 CanSat Competition to the web for the American Astronautical Society. I don’t get out of Houston nowadays — I mean, in the last two or three weeks — so I’m turning this into a grand tour. Why not…
Day 1, 14 June 2008: Houston to Amarillo
Dublin, Texas: 117th anniversary of Dublin Dr. Pepper, a variation of Dr. Pepper that uses cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup — also, the oldest Dr. Pepper plant in the world.
Day 2, 15 June 2008: Amarillo to Guadalupe Mountains National Park
10:00AM – Posting results of the CanSat Competition to astronautical.org/cansat
Day 3, 16 June 2008: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Hike Guadalupe Peak. I’ve already been to Guadalupe Peak once in 2005 — see photos on Flickr — and I’ve been waiting to return ever since. When I went in 2005, a park ranger gave me one of the best tips I’ve ever received: hike the peak in the dark, watch the sunrise from the top. Incredible. So I’m going to try it again, although there won’t be a full moon this time.
You can view notes my upcoming trip on Dopplr (if you’re a Dopplr member…). I’ll post the full set of photos when I return, but if you just. can’t. wait. then keep an eye on my Flickr account, where I often post photos from the road.