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Robot Wars in SF, August 1995

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

I was a bit disgruntled that “the girls” had invaded our special time…

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Robot Wars in SF, August 1994

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Defying my expectations, it ended up being the most enjoyable trip to San Francisco I’ve ever taken. Except for the part at the end, when Eric was passing a kidney stone.

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SRL in SF, May 1994

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Eric called me on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday evening, we climbed in Eric’s car and left Seattle.

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Canada Trip, October 2011

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Travel | 1 comment

Whenever we recall this vacation in the future, we’ll probably say, “Remember that time we went to Canada and that coked-up nutcase plowed into us and totaled the Prius?”

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Industrial Site 01, September 2011

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 0 comments

This is the first location which I discovered and explored solo, without the usual hand-holding from my UE mentors. For that reason, I have a special fondness for this place. Plus, it’s beautiful.

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Storage Building 01, July 2011

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 3 comments

I now find myself freakishly attuned to the presence of abandoned structures everywhere.

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Road Trip, July 2011

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 in Travel | 2 comments

“I’ve never really been to the Southern U.S.,” said Max, so that’s where we decided to go, despite the energy-sapping late-July heat and humidity.

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Resort 02, July 2011

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 2 comments

According to my exploring friends, this place is known as the “Catskills of (name of state redacted).”

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Resort 01, July 2011

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 4 comments

There was a lot of “I’ll meet you at Location A, then we can all get in (name redacted)’s car, drive over to Dunkin’ Donuts, then pick up Jason…” Suffice it to say we started off a bit behind schedule.

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Hospital 04, June 2011

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 4 comments

Equipped with my red-lensed Maglite and wearing a brand new ninja hood (sometimes called a “woolen ski mask”), we left the hotel at 4:30AM and headed for the site.

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