Monthly Archives: June 2005

Forbes Field lives on

As I make my way east documenting obscure roadside attractions, one of my favorites is the remnants of old Forbes Field. Both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers used to play on this field a long time ago. Pittsburgh Pirate,

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They majored in basketweaving

Your instant gratification link: http://offramp.exit83.com/photos/cross_country_trip_2005/category1024.aspx I left my sister, my brother-in-law, and my cute nephew this morning and it was pretty tough. I really miss seeing all of them, and I wish I could see them more often. It bums

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Corny Irony

Today, my brother-in-law, my nephew and I took a quick trip to Dublin, OH to find the infamous Field of Corn. Even though it is a pretty straightforward drive from Worthington to Dublin, we still managed to get lost. Well,

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What’s with the 80’s outfits?

My brother-in-law runs a local record label here in Columbus, so I joined him last night to scout out new talent at a few local clubs. The bands were so-so, but what’s the hell is up with the early 80’s

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Painting is not in my future

Todayís journey was pretty straightforward. I really wanted to get to Columbus as quick as I could, thus I drove on interstates for most of my travel. I did, however, make one very important stop in Alexandria, IN at the Worldís Largest

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…and the Geeks shall inherit the Earth

Another day of America. Wow this country is fascinating. My route today started  by driving to Dyersville, Iowa where I quickly got lost but found their basilica. Turns out its one of only 13 basilicas in the US, which is

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Knee high by the 4th of July

Your instant gratification link:http://offramp.exit83.com/photos/cross_country_trip_2005/category1021.aspx Sorry this isn’t longer, but my travel today was quite boring. My route today took me thru 450+ miles of corn ó miles and miles of corn. As I was driving from Valentine, NE I found

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South Dakota is a Bad mo-fo

Your instant gratification link: http://offramp.exit83.com/photos/cross_country_trip_2005/category1020.aspx This morning I woke up to overcast skies (thank god), so I put the roof down and started my route south to Mt. Rushmore. It took me about an hour, but it was a fun drive

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Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

For those of you who need instant gratification, the pix are here: http://offramp.exit83.com/photos/cross_country_trip_2005/category1019.aspx Today, I planned on taking it easy. I wanted a nice leisurely drive thru the center of our great country, and that is exactly what I got.

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Yellowstone National Park Sucks

If my rants bore you, then jump ahead to the pix: http://offramp.exit83.com/photos/cross_country_trip_2005/category1018.aspx Yes, you read that right. Let me say it again. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SUCKS! I know that I can be a judgemental prick sometimes, but Disneyworld has less

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