In spring of 2003, I visited my uncle Carl on the big island of Hawai'i. Here are my photos from the trip.
My grandparents retired to Arizona around 1990, and we went to visit multiple times in the 2000s and 2010s. Here are my photos from Tucson as well as Biosphere 2, Meteor Crater, and the Sonora Desert Museum.
In 2000, my parents and I went on a road trip to the Grand Canyon. Along the way we saw some sights in New Mexico. Here are my photos from the trip.
In April, 1997, I took a bus from Grinnell to Aspen, CO to attend the first annual conference of the short-lived Alliance For Community Networking (AFCN), an organization that aimed to "bridge the digital divide" with public computing centers nationwide. The conference itself was pretty forgettable, but I had a great hike up Aspen Mountain and took a few photos.
Spring break of my senior year of high school (1994) I went to visit my friend Javier and his family in Mexico City. Spring break of my junior year of college (1997) I returned to visit them again, this time in Uruapan and Michoacán. Here are my photos from the two trips.
In August of 1993 I went with my parents to Japan. We traveled with my uncle Carl, who was living there at the time, visiting Tokyo, Tokushima, Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kyoto. See an album of my photos from the trip.
In the summer of 1993, I was the delegate from Oklahoma to the Department of Energy's Supercomputer Honors Program ("Superkids") at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Because I wasn't allowed to bring my camera into the lab, most of my photos are from the off-site banquet at the end of the two weeks.
It was the first week of March, 2008. I had taken the train from Fairfield to Boston for my first DrupalCon. The weather was cold and rainy all week. I was staying in a big, institutional hostel that felt very much like a YMCA. They even provided flip-flops for the showers ... I'm guessing there had been a problem with athlete's foot! It wasn't homey, but it was affordable.
Saturday, July 14
On Saturday morning we paid our respects to the farmers' market in Forsyth Park before hitting the Interstate to Atlanta. Our first stop in Atlanta was the Contemporary Art Center, which was in a surprisingly rough-looking neighborhood -- we were pretty certain our GPS had led us astray! It doesn't help that the museum building looks kind of like a warehouse that burned up in a fire, but we had to assume that was intentional. The exhibit featured several artists who were aiming to stretch our comfort zones. There was a mostly-nude lady dancing erotically with a dead salmon, for example. And there was "Hennessee Youngman's" thought-provoking (satirical) video on "How to be a Successful Black Artist."