In the Footsteps of Giants


In July of 2007 I found myself in Boulder, Colorado for a business meeting at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  It was my first visit there and the mountains were spectacular, NCAR's Mesa Lab facility cozy in the foothills of the Flatiron range. How cool would it be to work here, I thought, with this view and trails to spend your lunch hour hiking.

I built a couple vacation days into my visit, and while I could easily burn them up exploring the mountains, I had something else in mind. After my meeting was over and all of my work responsibilities met, I turned my rental car east and left the Flatirons in my rear-view mirror...

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