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Meet The Griswolds

06.09.2009 in Uncategorized

Not even a full week after we registered and we got our first message from another team! The Griswolds are two guys (so far) from Detroit, and happened to be passing through Seattle. One of them is applying to the UW MBA program and came…

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Seattle To Albuquerque Round Trip By The Numbers

03.09.2009 in Uncategorized

So here is a breakdown of how well we did gas-wise on the trip. Seattle to Albuquerque, including driving around Yellowstone, was 2063.4 miles. Albuquerque to Seattle, via the Grand Canyon, was 1777.7 miles. Total distance round trip was 3841.1 miles. We made 14 stops…

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We Are Registered!

01.09.2009 in Uncategorized

Kim and I just registered for two cars to participate in next summer’s Mongol Rally! Starting around some time late last year we knew that we wanted our next big trip to be Mongolia, but when we started planning we had no idea what we…

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Long Way Home

01.09.2009 in Uncategorized

Woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and left Salt Lake City, destination: Home (Seattle).  Fourteen and a half hours later we pulled into our driveway.  About half way through the drive Kim offered to relieve me, and I was still feeling pretty…

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Mongol Rally 2010

01.09.2009 in Uncategorized

Baatar Hero is a team of six intrepid adventurers from Seattle, embarking on the Mongol Rally in July 2010. The Mongol Rally is an annual 10,000 mile drive from London, England to Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia whose participants raise money for charity as they travel unmapped…

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Arizona And Utah

31.08.2009 in Uncategorized

We shouldn’t have expected less than a wedding ceremony on a stage from two entertainers.  My cousin, a professional magician, was married at the Wool Warehouse in Albuquerque where we had a great time at the reception afterward.  Congrats Danny & Stacey! The following morning…

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At A Gallup

30.08.2009 in Uncategorized

Gallup, NM On our way to Meteor Crater and then the Grand Canyon — mobile mail sent via phone http://roam.autarken.net

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GPS Tracks

28.08.2009 in Uncategorized

I recently picked up a Visiontac GPS data logger, primarily to geotag my photos. But it came with some cool tools which allow me to create maps of my track in Google Earth. If you have the Google Earth browser plugin, you can see these…

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Sunrise in Big Sky Country

26.08.2009 in Uncategorized

There was a twilight zone moment early this morning when we stopped at the 3rd identical Montana rest stop after several hundred miles of identical stretches of road, when I wondered if we were actually making progress, or just rolling along a treadmill in the…

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