Friday, June 4, 2010
END OF FIRST HALF (of field camp)
My first course in field camp is done! Geology 560 was a three week course where we were based out of Canon City, CO and mapped for two weeks by hand and one week on the computer. It was super challenging in the beginning but now that it’s over it was a great experience. I did well and learned a lot.
The big updates for the week are:
I sliced my finger with my knife while cutting an avocado and had to go into the emergency room to get four stitches. It’s on my left middle finger, between that finger and my pointer finger, right on the knuckle. Now I have to wear a splint during the day to not bend my knuckle. It’s my first stitches experience. They shot me up with lidocaine which was a local anesthetic, it felt like intense pressure and numb, then I watched the nurse practitioner put in the stitches and it was gross but cool.
We are getting Japanese food tonight, our last night in Canon City. We leave for Utah early on Sunday morning. I’m not sure what the internet access will be like, I don’t even know what we are doing in Utah, other than the ambiguous “day projects” and “moving every night”. I will definitely update when I get the chance.