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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

I plan on being the supreme dictator of the country, if not the world. Therefore, you might want to stay on my good side. Just a hint: ABBA rules!

27.11.05

Greg and Krys's Excellent Adventure - the picture edition!

In August 1993, I left Pennsylvania with my future wife to head west. Westward Ho! We had very little money and absolutely no prospects. Krys had a vague idea in mind to get a Master's Degree at Lewis and Clark College, but eventually decided against it. I had always wanted to live in Seattle. I don't know why. I had no reason to stay in Pennsylvania, so I went with Krys. One of the better decisions I made in my life, I would say. We decided to tour the country for a while to see if there was anyplace else we might like to live. We also hadn't seen much of the country, and there's a lot of it. And it's purty. So we drove. And drove. And drove. We drove through (deep breath) Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, a tiny bit of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Oregon. Our first stop: Leesburg, Virginia, where my sister Barbra (that's the way Streisand spells it, don't you know) and her husband Mark lived. We spent a nice few days there and visited Harpers Ferry, West Virginia! Give it up for Civil War tourist sites!

The first picture is a picturesque railroad tunnel. I just liked the whole setting.
 
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Next we have Krys and I on a bridge with the mighty Potomac behind us. Well, it might be the Potomac. It could be the Shenandoah. Anyway, look how 1993 we are!
 
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This is the town of Harpers Ferry from the church at the top of its hill.
 
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This is one of the many crime-infested alleys of Harpers Ferry. This is one of the reasons why I dig the East - it's older and therefore a little quirkier than the West. Not a lot of cool centuries-old alleys in Mesa.
 
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After we went to Harpers Ferry, we went to an amusement park. Can anyone name that park? This was the last time I went to an amusement park for a long time. Inexplicably, there are none in Oregon or Washington. Stupid rainy weather!
 
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Ah, the log flume. Male or female, white or black, Muslim or Christian, straight or gay, liberal or conservative - the log flume is the Great Social Equalizer! We're all the same when we come off of the log flume! Look to the log flume, dissenting factions of the world! The log flume will show you the way! (That's my sister and her husband, by the way.)
 
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After spending a few days there, we headed south. Into the South! Eeeeeekkkkk! Pictures of dueling banjoers and gap-toothed yokels will commence next week. How will two northern kids survive?????

2 Comments:

Anonymous Leapin said...

would that be the wonderful King's Dominion?

28/11/05 1:30 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

In one, sir! I know, it was too easy, but I have to give easy quizzes because of the sad state of American education.

28/11/05 1:59 PM  

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