Roadtrip Archives

In the summer of 2003, Charlotte and I decided to take a trip across the country by rental car (why a rental? Don't ask--it's complicated, dull, and annoying.), stopping at various friends along the way, seeing the sights, and culminating in our annual visit to the Burningman festival in Nevada. This is the diary we kept along the way.

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Rough Itinerary
14-20 Jamestown NY
20-21 Cleveland OH
21-24 Louisville KY
24-25 Memphis TN
25-26 Hot Springs AR
? Oklahoma City OK
? Albuquerque NM
30 Taos NM
31 Mesa Verde CO
? Grand Canyon AZ
6-8 Tucson
8-10 Phoenix AZ
10-11 Indio CA
11-13 Los Angeles CA
13-16 Yosemite CA
16-24 San Francisco CA
24 Tahoe CA
Reno NV
24-Sept 1 Black Rock City NV
2 Salt Lake City UT
3-11 ?????
12 Louisville KY

Tue, Jul 15, 2003

Sebastian writes:

Gadget Roundup:

Canon Powershot A70 digital camera
Pros: the cheapest camera Charlotte was willing to consider; reasonably compact; feature rich; high resolution
Cons: seems to be fussy about light conditions; too many damn features
compact flash reader
We probably won't need it on the road, but it's small and it can't hurt.
Hiptop phone/pda/net device
Pros: small for a PDA--phone/email/web in one device; reasonable monthly fees; extremely stylish
Cons: big for a cellphone; coverage appears to be spotty; no third-party applications (SSH, for example, would be very nice--if something goes wrong with this site, I dunno when I'll be able to fiddle with it.)
Hiptop recharger
Hiptop car recharger
Cheap Maganvox MP3 CD player
Just when we'd decided to forego an MP3 player and make do with my elderly Discman, we found a $40 player at Target. I've spent much of today buring four CDs with several days worth of music.
Radio Tranceiver
A nifty little device that transmits a radio signal from the MP3 player to the car radio. Eats AA batteries like popcorn.
car power cord for MP3 player
Sony CD boombox
what we were supposed to be buying at Target. For dance classes and other outdoor use
Car Battery Recharger
Big ugly other battery recharger
for the D cells that Charlotte's boombox takes
Two FRS radios

Whew. I feel exhausted already.

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