Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rock Hound

This might surprise you, but as a geologist I seldom get to actually look at rocks anymore. Mostly, I sit in front of a computer or in meetings like the rest of the working world. But this week, I get a chance to actually get up close and personal with some spectacular rocks in Colorado and Utah. And the scenery isn't bad either! (this photo of the Delicate Arch was from a previous work field trip)

I'll be staying in Grand Junction, Colorado as well as both Green River and Moab, Utah. Don't worry I have lots of snacks packed (seems like half my suitcase is full of food!). And luckily I also have friend in Moab who was kind enough to offer to cook me dinner one night! I'll be updating on Twitter and maybe sending a few phone pics.

But, don't want to leave you without any food posts. Here's a quick dinner that John fixed us this week, Sesame Soy Curls with Asparagus and Quinoa from vegan yumyum. I tried to get John to guest blog about it, but he's a little shy :-) Another tasty way to eat soy curls.
I'll return on Friday to catch up with blogs and hopefully get a post in of my own!

22 comments:

romina said...

Have a safe trip!! Love the new pic. =)

Animal-Friendly said...

Have fun in Colorado and Utah! The trip sounds like so much fun!

VeggieGirl said...

Amanda, I feel terrible for saying this, but I had no idea that you were a geologist (oops!) - what a fascinating career!! Have a wonderful trip, and be sure to DEFINITELY take advantage of all your snacks; and take lots of photographs! :0)

Ricki said...

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the up-close and personal time w/ the rocks! That arch is awe-inspiring. How lucky for you (at least sometimes) to work with such feats of nature!

Syn* said...

those pictures are beautiful.. they remind me of the structures that I saw when I was in Sedona (in Arizona).. Its amazing what mother nature can present to us :)

shellyfish said...

Bon voyage, and that dinner looks fantastic! I've actually never had soy curls before.

DJ said...

Enjoy the rocks!

Cookiemouse said...

Hope you have a great trip!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

the delicate arch is absolutely gorgeous. actually getting to go and see the sights is the really rewarding part of your job, i bet!

i still haven't tried soy curls - i'm half curious, half scared - but they look delicious!

Bianca said...

I love soy curls! That dish looks terrific. 4 stars for John!

Rach-ums said...

Gotta love those soy curls!

bazu said...

have a fun trip! I hope to get to try soy curls soon. yum!

Mihl said...

Awesome rock picture. Have a great trip!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Have a fun trip! That dish looks miiiighty tasty!

pleasantly plump vegan said...

ooo, have fun!!!! it looks gorgeous out there!

by the way, i just saw the art car and it is AMAZING!

Carrie™ said...

I know it's a working trip, but I hope you have a fun time. You sound like me - packing food when you have to go somewhere. It's best to know you'll have something to eat, rather than chance it and end up with garden salads & bread for days. (I think we've all been there a time or two). Have a safe trip back!
**My cousin is a geologist & has, what I think would be a cool job, at a museum. My best friend's brother is at Stanford right now getting a PhD in some branch of geology - I'm sorry I can't remember. Rock people rock! (I bet you've heard that one before.)

Kumudha said...

Sesame soy curls dish looks delicious!

jessy said...

mmmm - soy curls! and quinoa - what a beautiful combination! i always forget about quinoa. and now i'll just have to bring a container and pick some up at the store! happyface!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

beautiful scenery perfectly framed in the arch. being a geologist, you must be in heaven! I'd be in heaven with a delicious meal like that. Tell John we'd go easy on him! :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I never thought I'd say this about a rock, but that rock is really beautiful hehe.

Can I borrow your husband to cook me dinner sometime?

I am now going to go google "soy curls" because I have no idea what they are!

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

Hope you have fun! If you like beer, Moab has a great brew-pub (for the beer, not the food)

too bad you're not coming to SLC!

Veg-a-Nut said...

I would love to go there! I love both Utah and Colorado. Hope you had a great time!