Saturday, June 19, 2010

My beloved Ellsbett hits 100,000 miles!

Yes, my dear car, so many miles from home, hits a milestone. Well, we were actually in Yakima at the time, not too far from home, but it's pretty nifty.

And I had the presence of mind to film it!

And there is going to be (shortly there was) a barbecue to celebrate. It's a rather dull day here in Seattle (quite a pity given it's the day of the yearly solstice parade as well), but we'll make it work.

Any rate, I'm going to post a new timelapse here shortly as well. It's a long one: all the way from Seattle to Central Ohio. A lovely time on the road, and a very lovely time at my college reunion and other parts east.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A few months back...

I went to Alabama to visit Elena's family. Lovely drive. Caught a spot of freezing fog in Kansas on the way down. That stuff is just confusing.

And I took a timelapse of the trip from Tuscaloosa, AL to Steamboat Springs, CO. My Dad and Stepmom have a place out in Steamboat. That and all the family in Denver made this an ideal holiday trip.

You can't really catch it in the video below, but the folks in Tulsa in charge of plowing need to pay a little more attention to staying in their lanes. I'd be driving along, and suddenly, just up ahead, my lane was filled with snow. Had to make a quick lane change and then was wary when, 100ft down the road, apparently the plower noticed the mistake and got back in the lane. Happened about a dozen times in the greater Tulsa area. It was nerve-racking 9 hours into the trip.


A fine drive from Alabama to Colorado: Timelapse from Dan Neidecker on Vimeo.