I finally got back home from the southwest, where I have been for the past month or so. Went to the usual tourist traps (Grand Canyon [north and south rim], Sedona, etc), along with some out-of-the-way places like El Sanctuario de Chimayo, and of course the Mecca for all scientists across America: Los Alamos National Laboratories. Unfortunately I wasn't able to go inside the labs, but the local Bradbury Science Museum was very informative and was practically like being in the lab itself. At the very least, I know that I can apply to intern at Los Alamos in the future :tongue2:. The worst part about the trip IMO was the Las Vegas area. Being a 17 year old doesn't present much opportunities to do anything there, and the weather was miserable for the most part. While I was there though I made an allusion to the slot machines as being equivalent to broken vending machines, putting dollars in and not getting anything out (and having people drawn from all over the world to use these broken vending machines !!!). Hmm.. I guess I could go into more detail, but then I would be describing rocks (which was the most prominent feature considering I come from a flat state). I think I like the wet heat rather than the dry heat, but that is just my opinion. The sun seems less intense. At least I'm back home .