A Map

This is from my dad: a potential trip map. I’ll add a few more destinations I’m pretty sure we’re going to hit. (Note: This map starts in Pennsylvania because that’s where he lives; I’ll be starting from Boston)

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He warns that the Grand Canyon/Mojave Desert/Death Valley in July might not be smart; He’s probably right. I’ve done stupid things before though. Worth considering.

The weather outside…

is delightful.  The prospect of fire, more frightful?  Anyways.

The Volvo Ocean Race is in Boston now, and I’ve got to say, even though I haven’t had much time to spend down there, it seems pretty frickin’ amazing.  I snapped a few shots today of some of the vessels while grabbing some others for work, so I hope to add them to the photostream soon.  90+ degrees today doesn’t hurt, that’s for sure.

The other nice thing about the weather is that we’ve finally been able to open up our porch for regular use again.  Yanessa and a project partner sat out there coding (outside! lolwut) for almost 8 hours straight.  I even played some WoW out there.  Very strange to me to be absorbed into your computer screen while at the same time enjoying fresh air and indirect raw sunlight.

Pretty soon I’ve got to start mapping out our cross-country trip.  Does anyone have any suggestions? We’re probably going to end up camping for some of it, assuming I can bum a tent and some sleeping bags off my parents or someone else.  Montreal is on the list at one end, and the Grand Canyon at the other.  Beyond that, as long as we end up in Palo Alto after a few weeks, anything is game.  I’m really looking forward to it, especially with my new camera – might have to invest in mobile broadband to post photos with some regularity.

Alright, that was a good 10 minute break.  Back to work!

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