||[May. 13th, 2007|09:54 pm]
Making Comics Fifty State Tour
|||||Des Moines, Iowa||]|
|||||Samples of Ultravox for Ivy, who's thinking of buying some.||]|
South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana!
Wrapping up Mother's Day here in Des Moines. Ivy had steak. Soon there will be ice cream. I called my Mom and the kids made a very cool vid for their Mom. Life is good.
A big week ahead of us as we start heading north and west toward our big Alaska trip this June. In the next week alone, we're hitting three different states for three different kinds of events -- a lecture at a high school (our only high school on the tour), a public library and comic shop.
Monday, May 14
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
The Little Theatre at Washington High School
501 N Sycamore Avenue
Lecture, 7 pm
Wednesday, May 16
Laramie County Public Library
2800 Central Avenue
Informal Discussion, 7 pm
Saturday, May 19
2100 Stephens Ave, #107
Signing, 2-4 pm
See you soon!
Since y'all have two days for travel between Cheyenne and Missoula, I very strongly recommend you take advantage of that and try to do a day in Yellowstone. There's a lot that's near the road, and it's really a place like nowhere else on Earth; geysers, thermal mud pools, waterfalls and canyons, bison and elk on the roads, etc. Speaking from my own experience, you'll really be amazed by it, and wish you had more time there. And I'm very much not a nature type person and was still amazed by it.
Absolutely on the schedule. ^__^
Ivy and the kids have been there, but I've never seen Yellowstone. Can't wait to check it out at last!
Hi! You don't know me, but I thought I'd post a comment...
I really hope people show up for your stop in Cheyenne. It was kind of short notice! I work at the library, actually, and I was totally stoked to hear from your website that you're stopping by! The teen area is kind of small... I wonder if they'll move the table or something...
Wyoming is a great state, although I fear you guys may be less than impressed at first sight... The area around Cheyenne is kind of featureless - but we're within 1/2 an hour to an hour of some really gorgeous scenery.
You kind of have to live here awhile to fully appreciate how nice it is. The city may be kind of boring if you're used to BIG cities (notice there's no comic shop here! I missed out on Free Comic Book day because of that lamentable fact!), but it has its charm (We joke that we've got all the perks of living in Colorado but without the taxes!). Anyway, you guys are lucky to be hitting Yellowstone, I've lived here a year and haven't been yet! ;)
See you guys on Wednesday! Wish you all safe travels!
We figured that with such short notice, in the least populous state in the union, that this could be one of our smaller groups. But y'know, even just a handful of people can be fun to talk to. The variety of events is one of the cooler things about the trip so far.
Anyway, if you can bring a friend, and we'll at least have two! ^__^
"... I wonder if they'll move the table or something..."
This is the hardest I've laughed in a week!
In the 1960's, my Yellowstone favorites were Morning Glory Pool (bright turquoise!), Mammoth Springs, and the Mud Pots. Old Faithful is, of course, a great crowd pleaser.
In the '70's, Morning Glory Pool was cooling, losing its bright color, and the Mud Pots did not burble as vigorously.
I have not been there since 1975, so please fill us in on your favorites and the condition of Morning Glory Pool & the Mud Pots.
good God, Scott. Have a safe trip. Also, you may not remember me, but I was the kid who drove you around during the Lake Placid Film Forum back in 2002. I thought about having you come and speak at my college, St. Bonaventure University and toyed with the idea of doing my journalism thesis on comics.
Hi, Dave! That was fun trip to Lake Placid. Good to hear from you.
So happy to hear that you're coming to Missoula. Btw, Ultravox isn't a half-bad band. I might suggest Systems of Romance, which is their best.