After my little trip I thought I'd have a lot of motivation to get back to the blogging business. However, I discovered that I was instead filled with a lot of blegh about the prospect of sitting down and doing write-ups about 10 days worth of “everythings.” And as each day crept along the everythings I could be blogging on built up and . . . well, you get the picture.
It was my own fault, of course, I had planned on keeping a running diary while I was on the road down into New Mexico and southern Colorado, but I left my trusty laptop sitting in a guest bedroom in Grand Junction, CO. If I was a real writer/blogger I'd have made due with collecting some paper notes as I traveled, but I didn't do that. I am not called the Lazy Geographer for nothing, folks.
So what did it take to get me blogging again? Bribery. Yes, I was bribed to get this blog back into order. Amazing, isn't it.
So how do I get things back on track? I abandoned all of you just as Indonesia was still suffering from the dual disasters of the eruption of Mount Merapi and a tsunami off the coast of Sumatra. I wrote briefly on those, but I won't be returning to them for the time being. Instead, I'll be covering the trip I took earlier this month.
I hate going back to the beginning, that was near the end of October, after all, but sometimes the beginning is the best place to start.