Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Ameri-Train-a-thon


Perhaps this year will be year I will finally do this. 30 days Amtrak pass. Follow the green line in a figure 8. So I head North to Seattle, then Chicago, then New Orleans, then New York and Boston, back through Denver. I'll eat all the local fare along the way. Photo-document everything I eat with geotags, and meet as many people I know that are scattered along the continental US. One backpack with as many changes of clothes that I can stuff in it. This is the gear list.

Backpack - Spire Meta
Laptop - HP 8510p. Just in case work has an emergency that I need to fix while away.
Camera ( As of yet to be decided ) Either, Nikon D90(Still unreleased) or D200, Canons don't have a good solution for geotagging.
Phone - Nokia N82 - a good backup for picture geotagging, and a music player, and my lifeline.

Is there anything else I should bring?

I've always imagined doing this solo, but I've heard arguments that I'll be WAY too bored along the way. I don't know. Thoughts anyone?

The clock is ticking. Off-Season for the Amtrak pass is through... September 2, 2008 - December 11, 2008, although I also have January 5, 2009 - May 21, 2009.
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2 comments:

Lososaurus said...

Books. Lots of books. And a battery for the time-lapse-camera-intiative-for-great-updates-online-picturness too.

Help Save This Chic said...

how abt an interesting partner to bring along? *ooo pick me pick me*