Archive for April, 2006

Apr 16 2006

Ride Across California Map Geeking

If you’re new to this site, I’m a map geek. Combining this sickness with next week’s RAC, below are some views of way too much time spent in Google Earth.

If you are interested in seeing the source files and playing with the maps yourself, download the free Google Earth here, then grab all the .kmz files.

Here’s an overview of the whole ride. Each color is a different day:

Here are the individual days:

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

Day 6:

Day 7:

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Apr 14 2006

Ride Across California

Erin’s 5th grade class trip over spring break next week is a Ride Across California. We start in Yuma on Monday, then ride and camp our way to Carlsbad by Sunday. Here’s a low tech map of the ride:

This is a little better:

Here’s our model:

I’ll try to blog on the trip, but I don’t know about Internet connectivity in the cacti.

Me, Erin, 75 ten year olds… I know how to spend a week off, baby! 🙂

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Apr 03 2006

BOOM! There goes the window…

Published by under Declan,San Diego

So I’m driving a couple of people from work to get some BBQ up in Leucadia. We take the I5 North, and just as we’re about to exit, there’s a huge BOOM followed by what sounded like sand falling on the roof of the van.

Well, it wasn’t sand, it was the window right behind my head slowly shattering (can something slowly shatter?) and the sand sound was the safety glass cracking. Something had flown up from the road and tagged the window HARD!

More glass carnage at this link.

Oh yeah, when we finally got to Big Jim’s BBQ, it was CLOSED ON MONDAYS!

Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed… 🙂

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