Instead of flying from east coast to the wild west, we drove!

Hard at work in the Lai Lab. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC.

Hard at work in the Lai Lab. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC.

Good-bye Lai lab! 

Good-bye Lai lab! 

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Street Art fair. Madison, WI

Street Art fair. Madison, WI

lots of windmill farms at this point of the trip. 

lots of windmill farms at this point of the trip. 

Ah, the REAL Green Giant! Blue Earth, Minnesota

Ah, the REAL Green Giant! Blue Earth, Minnesota

looks like the wallpaper for windows 98

looks like the wallpaper for windows 98

Exiting the Badlands. Wish we could have seen the stars there at night!

Exiting the Badlands. Wish we could have seen the stars there at night!

Driving through the Black Hills (Threading the Needle)

Driving through the Black Hills (Threading the Needle)

Devil's Tower. This is as close as we got.

Devil's Tower. This is as close as we got.

Somewhere in Wyoming. Speed limit is 80 mph! 

Somewhere in Wyoming. Speed limit is 80 mph! 

Sagebrush never looked so good.

Sagebrush never looked so good.

Who shoots a Walrus? Buffalo Bill museum. Cody, WY.

Who shoots a Walrus? Buffalo Bill museum. Cody, WY.

Approaching Yellowstone's East entrance.

Approaching Yellowstone's East entrance.

Up close and personal with Bison at Yellowstone National Park

Up close and personal with Bison at Yellowstone National Park

I think he has a myostatin mutation

I think he has a myostatin mutation

Old Faithful and Beehive Geyser.

Old Faithful and Beehive Geyser.

More crazy stuff from Mother Nature at Yellowstone. 

More crazy stuff from Mother Nature at Yellowstone. 

again, don't jump in.

again, don't jump in.

Moose

Moose

3000 miles later. We have arrived in Reno! 

3000 miles later. We have arrived in Reno! 

Reno, NV. A great place to live!

Reno, NV. A great place to live!

Temporary cow grazing area in Reno.

Temporary cow grazing area in Reno.

UNR campus. Manzanita lake

UNR campus. Manzanita lake

Mt. Rose. Top class skiing just a 40 minute drive from the lab. 

Mt. Rose. Top class skiing just a 40 minute drive from the lab. 

Lae Tahoe- Less than an hour drive from lab.

Lae Tahoe- Less than an hour drive from lab.

Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove

Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove