Travel

01
Mar
2004
James

Greyhound to Miami

In a few hours, I’ll be sitting up nice and pretty on a greyhound bus bound for Miami. There’s about 25 stops on the way. This is not going to be fun. First of all the bus leaves at 6:30am out of Charlotte and to get our ticket, they recommend you arrive at the station an hour early… 5:30… which means we leave Mo-town at 4:00 at the latest.

27
Feb
2004
James

SNOW

Wednesday I went up to Boone to visit my bro and hang out one last time before the trip… being that I brought up my guitar and amp, I tried giving some old friends in the area a call and we ended up getting in touch and had a good jam session. Ben came out with the sax, Ryan played bass, Michael and Daniel traded off on drums, and my brother playing Djembe and Congas. Gooooood spontaneous wacked-out stuff. I’d say everyone “jelled” that night.

24
Feb
2004
James

Flight to SA

We got tickets to Ecuador yesterday. (www.groupotaca.com – very inexpensive) Leaving out of Miami on March 2nd, return flight set for July 15. We have to figure out how to get to Miami… and the solution was a one-way ticket on greyhound from Charlotte to Miami (something like a 20 hour bus ride, yikes… just a little taste of more good things to come…)

22
Feb
2004
James

Paul's Dillema

So my travel mate Paul has been trying to get a job with Lockheed Martin, but they keep pulling him along and not giving him an answer… His situation is this: either he gets the sweet job working in Kosovo making mucho $$… or he doesnt and gets to travel South America with me. Either way it works out for him! But since I had that remedial driving course and was going to miss most of Carnaval, I decided to wait on Paul to get ready. We haven’t purchased tickets to SA yet and he still doesnt have a final answer from Lockheed. They said they would tell him this friday.

17
Feb
2004
James

Traffic Court "System"

As part of my plea bargain with the District Attorney of Chatham county, I have to take a driver’s remedial course. Eight grueling hours of seemingly obvious and basic driving information, makes me begin to question the whole traffic court system… how a little accident like (barely) running a redlight can add points on car insurance and raise it by $120 per year for three years. And how it takes a lawyer to get the offense “reduced” to a non-moving violation to save money is puzzling. Why can’t we just pay the $25 dolar fine, and avoid “court” costs/ lawyer costs and insurance increase?

10
Feb
2004
James

hurray for point mapper

I found another way to link blogposts geographical locations to an image with PointMapper, yet another solution from MapBureau. Unfortunately, this one doesnt have all of the automated functionality that I originally wanted… but i think it will do fine, and anyway it will have to work for now! Here is my first test. I want to show you my first destination on the map. Click: Quito, Ecuador to show a point on the map.

09
Feb
2004
James

Blogmapper bummer



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After trying for a while to get blogmapper working I found out that my blog is not compatible (such crap!). It does create an Atom feed tho.

09
Feb
2004
James

Ready, Set, Go!

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So here I sit.. in Raleigh NC… preparing for my journey. I’m currently working out the bugs in this blogmapper device. Hopefully, this will work :)

28
Jan
2004
James

Procrastination

Another day messing around with HTML. Hope this ice goes away and I can get back to work tomorrow! (Did I just say that?)

Dreaming of South America ...

Brasil:
Brasil - Alta Maranhão

Argentina:
Argentina - Patagonia Mt. Aconcagua (21,000 feet)

20
Nov
2003
James

Hello World

My first blog ever, Hello World.

Im not sure if I like this yet…..

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