So, no book rec today, given that I'm typing this hastily while waiting for pics to upload off camera. But I'd already started a draft of this post last night (while congratulating myself on being so on top of things, HA HA), so you at least get some pics of Uluru (a.k.a. Ayers Rock) in central Australia.
The first is the classic long-distance shot, a view many Americans are familiar with:
|Me with Uluru in background: the classic tourist shot
|Lumpy, striated rock towering over acacia woodland
|Cave on the side of Uluru