Picking up Caitlin in the morning. It was parting the great waters of Bison to get through the Black Hills forest today. The herd lazily moves aside and looks at you with disinterest as you creep by. I don't think they ever get old - on par with moose for me.
I've been wrapping my tropical plant in foil at night in hopes that it might stay warmer while I'm camping. Tonight I am just behind chiseled Uncle G - on Mt. Rushmore.
Greetings from my car parked for the night in Badlands NP! 1500 miles underway and only a few to Wyoming. Thanks everyone for supporting our project! If you want a poster or postcards, the campaign ends in a few hours! Lots of love you guys ~
Omaha, Sioux City, Iowa, Sioux Falls...
Burnt and still trucking! I'm doing algebra problems for fun in my head, having meaningful conversations with my plant, guzzling coffee, and shamefully hoping to see, if not a tornado, maybe a breeze or a shadow.
Just over ONE DAY LEFT to support Unchronicled Explorations!!!
Thank you so much to the last minute dream team: Mari Griffin, Matt Rebholz, Daniela Coco, Megan Shaughnessy Bondy, Tohru Onhnuki, Charles Griswold, Oliver Lanzenberg, Julian Paik, and one anonymous donor. You guys rock!
We've really been blown away by the support. Thanks for the love everybody.
The plains stretch out forever with the hottest transfixed sun.
I stumbled on the ultimate store in Kansas City. Behold The Oracle - a den of specimens, gemstones, taxidermy, jars, and bones. In the recesses, I found a Pitcher Plant - and decided it would be a unique addition to an office filled with curiosities.
Rainy St. Louis.
This is my ode to the Arch - an impressive architectural feat, even more so in person than I could've imagined! Also STL is full of great sculptures. Residents pay a flat rate for water utilities because the breweries helped establish the city's irrigation and wanted water standards to be universally high. Check out the CIty Museum if you go to St. Louis. Climb around in suspended tunnels!
Louisville and Admiral Bicknell Inn ~ 1850s. There's tunnels beneath this old mansion that they used for the Underground Railroad! The owner is hilarious and friendly; we played with her pet hens and chicks and climbed the trees in the backyard. I had tea and relaxed on the huge Old South-style balcony upstairs.
OH my goodness, WE DID IT! We passed our goal! Woohooo!!!!
Thank you to Leang Yin, James Endo, Alison Pepper, Liz Caffrey and Derek Faulkner, David Blessing, Warren and Kristi Lamb, Diane Kandel, and Tracy Scott who donated yesterday and this morning, you guys pushed us over the edge!!!
Here's the thing: after Indiegogo's fee and paypal's fee, we're really only up to about $4650 (not to mention making and shipping perks). So if you still want to donate, we could still really use it!!
THANK YOU again to all 72 (seventy-two!!!!) of our backers! You guys rock.
with Swiss Le'Miss
Oh my gosh, only 5 DAYS LEFT!
We're only $19 away from passing 4000 (out of 5 grand)! The next $20 donation would put us over....! (have you checked out the perks?)
Thank you to Yael Edelist, Theresa Chiu, MIles Washington, Kate Dunnigan, Kelly Carlson, Maya Owings, Peggy Newell, Amy Hendel, and Ariel Shanberg who donated this weekend!
To all of the 63 people who have donated: you guys are the best!
Specimens have arrived, maps are being drawn, notes are being made. Not pictured: goggles, antique snow shoes, czech army parka, funny hats, ice axe, taxidermy. Can you help us pay for this stuff and more so we can make amazing photos? We only have 9 days left in our campaign!!!