Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One week down

Landon left for Switzerland one week ago today. We've had many separations since he declared his Geology major, but this will be by far the longest. I'm overjoyed that he has these opportunities to travel, network with experts from all over the country (and the world!), and gain valuable experience that will help him find a teaching position in a few years. But I hate having him gone. Here's a little update on some of what he's been doing:

Finding long-lost cousins?

 Studying the anatomy of a marmot.

 Enjoying the scenery.

Sorry the pictures are so random, that's all he's sent me! They've had a bit of bad luck with the weather, and have been stuck in the town of Zermatt. They can only get to the glacier by helicopter, so when there is any fog or snow they can't go. He was pretty confident that today he will be getting into the actual fieldwork. Hopefully I'll have some breathtaking views of the Matterhorn for you soon!

1 comment:

Jamie Blake said...

My dad served his mission in Switzerland, and I am certain he would be extremely jealous! I'm sure he'll have fun and hopefully the separation won't feel too long!