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Expedition (PPP1):

 
Left: 5:40 am (only 10 minutes late!)
Returned: 6:50 pm (last 3+ hours driving through the rain)

 
Miles driven: 419 (674 km)
Slightly over 1 tank of gas (wasn't going to try to coast home on fumes just to prove something!)
Just one potty break

 
Bald Eagles spotted: 2 for certain, 3 unsure
Indigo Buntings spotted: 2!
New species seen: 2 (Spotted Sandpiper, Cerulean Warbler)

 
Photos taken: 96 (that will be getting thinned out a bit!)

 
Food, park pass, gas expenses: over $50

 
Seeing the monument: Priceless

Emotional Status:
exhausted happily beat
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On May 11th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
What exactly was the monument you were going to see?

Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Do you keep a list somewhere of bird species you've seen?
On May 11th, 2008 11:54 am (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I'll be posting about that later. ;)

My Eastern bird book has a checklist in the front I've been using. Doesn't include Rocky Mountain/California species, though, and I've fallen behind and not notated the ones I saw in Florida yet. Basically...a bit messy and getting messier!