I once had the opportunity to have a few beers with a couple of the guys from the Princeton Physics Lab. Even though I use to teach simple Physics classes, I found that they spoke a language from another planet. They would move from muons, to gluons, to dark matter so fast, that I was looking around for an intergalactic translator. However, after a couple more beers, we all could communicate quite well.
Passing out of the desert region of the accelerator, I was pulled over by the first car of the day. It was a couple of nice people from cable channel 6 in Muleshoe to do an interview. In the past couple of years, Iíve been interviewed about 50 times for TV news, so I pretty well have the routine down pat. After we were finished, my interviewers were kind enough to find a place for me to spend the night.
Tonight weíre at the Muleshoe Livestock Auction and Roping Arena, about a mile east of town. Coincidentally, this is the same place that John McComsey stayed at with his two mules, when he drove through here last summer. As the water was turned off over by the Roping Arena, Iíve got the team bedded down up in the pens, next to the cattle that will be auctioned off this weekend.
I got into camp a little early today, so it was nice to have a little bit of extra down time. Iím currently well supplied, the team is in great shape and itís a nice peaceful night.