How many of these have you done?

April 23rd, 2014

Adventure Journal: The 20 most beautiful day hikes in America.

André and I have done these four:

Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah (2012)

Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona (1999, a blast from the past)

Coyote Buttes North, aka “The Wave,” Paria Canyon/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, Arizona (2012)

Hoh River Trail, Olympic National Park, Washington (2008)

My favorite hike ever was the one to and from “The Wave”. André and I were lucky and scored permits at the lottery for our tenth-anniversary-trip to the Southwest in 2012. The hike out to the Wave was well worth it and would even be among my personal top three hikes if The Wave wasn’t at the end of it. Here, take a look at the scenery:

The Wave is of course, famous, and only 20 people are allowed in every day, but if you hike a little further, you reach the “Second Wave”, which we had all to ourselves on our hike:

Good old times…

April 19th, 2014

Back in the late 1980s my father bought his first computer, a Commodore PC20-III. I remember playing “Reflections” on it, a game in which you had to direct a laser beam using mirrors, splitters etc. to hit several light bulbs. I just found a flash version of the game: Laser Reflections. Of course, back then there was no cheating by looking op the passwords and solutions for each level on the internet because there was no internet, but at least it was one of the games where it didn’t matter much that the monitor was just black and white. ;-)

The Eagle has Landed

April 14th, 2014

Continuing yesterday’s space theme…

First Men on the Moon:

“This project is an online interactive featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience.”

Link via MetaFilter: One Giant Leap.