So we're here, in Flagstaff! We made it. Staying in a quaint apartment on the Observatory's campus and using their awesome set of cooking knives to produce THIS:
The reddish hue is somewhat due to the spurting blood from when I accidently hacked off some limbs while sawing away. So what if it took 10 minutes - we will have butternut squash tonight!
I have a lot to share -- the rest of our trip, pictures of the apartment (and the abysmal search for a new one amidst scammers on Craigslist) and more. I'll be back when my arm is reattached!