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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: Day 4 (“Amem)”

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Part One I awoke to views that made my Arizona-desert-born soul leap with joy: fog, lush mountain forests, and lots and lots of water (lakes, rivers, creeks). I believe there were even—big grin—ferns. Many photo opportunities were lost during breakfast, when the… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 9: Day 4 (“Amem)”

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 8: Day 3

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not complaining when I say that Amtrak trains are stuffy, smell a bit funky-industrial, whoosh lint into the air like a miniature snow factory, provide average meals (to be generous), are less than informative about where the train… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 8: Day 3

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 7: Day 2

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Right. Well, it’s 8pm and we’re finally about to leave New Mexico for Colorado--something which should have happened around, oh, 5:30pm or so. It looks less like I’ll be able to meet up with a friend in Chicago and more like I… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 7: Day 2

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 6: Day 1 (Really)

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. The sleeping compartment is not exactly what I envisioned from the photos on Amtrak’s website. It’s...um...well, it’s small. If I were to share it with someone, I would have to enjoy that person’s company very, very much--and be willing to risk not… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 6: Day 1 (Really)

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 5: Day 1 (Almost)

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. So, here it is just turning Saturday July 24, the first day of my trip. The trip I've been anticipating for months...and I'm still packing and attempting to load a gazillion cds onto my iPod. I made a few stabs at both… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 5: Day 1 (Almost)

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 4: Countdown to Crazy Trip™

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Six days. I can hardly believe it. I've been looking forward to this crazy thing since the beginning of the year, been looking forward to attending the conference since before last year's had even finished, and yet I feel like it's snuck… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 4: Countdown to Crazy Trip™

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Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 3 (Steampunk Gizmo p2)

NOTE: For the Photo Essay, click the link in the main header (above) or HERE. Done! All but the topmost gear move, driven by the winding rod or the large, central gear. The wheel on the bottom left (the spring mechanism) also moves. I'm quite happy, especially considering I was learning as I went along. Next time—and… Continue reading Crazy Trip™ 2010: Post 3 (Steampunk Gizmo p2)