Kassondra Cloos

Kassondra Cloos

Associate Editor of SNEWS / Freelance writer & editor / Co-founder of Adventures in Wikipedia / Boulder, Colorado

STARS

STARS

Modified from my old Cloos on the Loose blog, April 2013.

“You, too, can brave the elements in your little car. Seize every opportunity for great adventures. Buy a Civic today! ” Photo by Michael Ciaglo.

“You, too, can brave the elements in your little car. Seize every opportunity for great adventures. Buy a Civic today! ” Photo by Michael Ciaglo.

I am easily bored and known to spontaneously demand adventures. Well, if Michael (who I am only friends with because he takes pretty pictures of things I want to write about) didn’t know that before, he certainly learned it last night when I insisted we find some entertainment that did not involve the television.

The original plan was to drive to Wilkerson Pass to see the sunset, but we quickly realized it was too far away. With my roommate, Charlene, in tow and about 37 minutes until sunset, we drove west through the canyons and valleys of Highway 24 looking for a good spot to stop. Seeing none, we decided to stargaze instead, inadvertently kidnapping Charlene, who had left her bedroom lights on thinking we’d only be gone a few minutes.

We were gone three hours.

We ran to jump in the car as soon as the flash went off, so then we had to go back and do it again because we ruined the exposure. We tried to be a little more patient the second time. Photo by Michael Ciaglo.

We ran to jump in the car as soon as the flash went off, so then we had to go back and do it again because we ruined the exposure. We tried to be a little more patient the second time. Photo by Michael Ciaglo.

We stayed long enough to spot a few constellations, get a history lesson from Michael about the North Star and get a glimpse of a turning satellite and some shooting stars.

Charlene thought the pictures look like they could be from a car commercial and I agree, so I’m trying to persuade Michael to submit them to Honda. “Look, normal person! You, too, can do cool things with your average, every day, no-four-wheel-drive car! Be cool like us and drive a Civic.”

Maybe we’ll be famous soon. Maybe not. But it’s worth a shot, no?

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