In early spring of 2007 I decided to quit my job, sell my house along with nearly everything else that I owned, and to live out of my car while traveling the country. These are my stories (and pictures) of life on the road.

Friday, June 29, 2007


It's getting late and I'm getting tired so I'm just going to give a quickie, I'll update further tomorrow.

I drove to Olympia on Wednesday to spend the night with someone I met on a photography forum I belong to ( He gave me a quick tour of downtown, a nice meal, some company, and a place to sleep for the night; which were much appreciated. I spent some time wondering around Olympia and it seems like a pretty neat town. I spent a while in a downtown park just reading and watching people. Their was a large group of people that met up there to hang out. A few of them were working on tricks like juggling, tight rope walking, and stuff like that. It was fun watching someone practice something they seemed to be passionate about. I watched one of the guys sit in one spot for about an hour with a softball sized ball just practicing what looked like simple tricks over and over again; I'm sure they weren't as simple as they looked though. Whenever kids would come by and ask about what they were doing they always seemed happy to stop and show them how to juggle or what not.

When I left Olympia I headed to Bellevue to see a specialist about my knee. He poked and prodded around a little and we talked about the options. He seems to think the chance that something is torn is relatively slim but said he can't know for sure without an MRI; which we couldn't do today anyway and is also quite expensive. I think I'm going to go ahead and get the MRI though because if there's something wrong I want to know about it. I also don't think it should have popped out as easy as it did (this time or the first time 12 years ago). If there's something that can be done to keep this from happening again I want to do it. They're going to call my insurance company to verify they're going to cover it and I'll call back to reschedule an appointment when I'm back in the Seattle area in a week or so.

Right now I'm at Albin's place for an extended 4th of July celebration. There will be about 50 iATN members ( showing up over the next day or two. There will be plenty of good food and good company to keep me busy for a while. I'm still not positive where I'll be going after this but I'll get that nailed down in the next day or two.

I've got a few pictures to post and some people to thank but don't have the ambition for it tonight.

No comments:

You've reached the end of the page but that's not the end of the stories. If you want to read more (and who wouldn't!?) then click on the archive links to the right hand side of the page. They're listed by month; the adventure starts in May.

The February archives aren't actually from this trip but are previous adventures I've had, which are worth reading as well.