a few pics to whet the appetite

while I futz about with long-term archiving solutions, here’s a couple of pictures:

a closeup of a road map
I think this is South Dakota. I spent many hours with the 2002 Rand McNally atlas on my lap.

in the foreground, a pink flower; in the background, a path and a man in a blue shirt sitting beside a lake
Lake Sinclair (?), South Dakota. Don’t know what the flower is, but it looked cool. Yes, that’s C in the background.

sunset with clouds, sun descends into mountains
Sunset in Montana. I was so happy to see mountains again!