Category Archives: Travel

“In This Fleeting Moment” sculpture in Laguna Beach, CA

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 91: Something that made you smile today

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Damn good times.

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I’m an Official Junior Train Engineer!

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Engineer Carl gave me this card that says so!

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Soon….

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Atlanta Boat Show: 30th Anniversary (circa 1992)

Nearly 25 years later and I STILL have the damned bed music stuck in my head! The Atlanta Boat Show is a bit of a tradition at the Georgia World Congress Center–a trade show built around one of the region’s favorite passtimes: weekending at “The Lake” (Allatoona, Lanier, Hartwell, Blue Ridge, Oconee….)

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AAA Auto Club Commercials (circa 1992)

What do you think of when you think of AAA?

I usually think of baseball.

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 85: Something Pink

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 79: A ticket from somewhere you’ve been

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Nearly 20 years ago, my class took a trip to Washington, D.C. I got to see where they made the money. I also got to see the Clintons’ cat Socks at the White House, but that’s a different story.

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Digging Through the Archives: “The Trip To Cumberland Isle”

In 5th grade, our class took a trip to the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia–part of an ecological study program and one of the highlights of my elementary years. Some time later, probably late 5th or early 6th grade, I took it upon myself to recount those days in a sort of travelogue. I believe that I was mostly just playing around with an early version of Microsoft Works, and–like most kids at the time–I probably had more fun digging for appropriate clip art and creating word art than I did actually writing the piece.

Also of note is evidence of my writing style. Granted, I admit that I probably didn’t put much effort into it, but I’ve never had much of a gift for flowery prose. I have always been more of a technical writer, having a knack for describing concrete details in a concise manner (one of my college TAs memorably described this to me once: “Matthew, you’re quite a minimalist, aren’t you? You’re a minimalist, but you’re anĀ essentialist, and that makes it work”).

The details are on point, even if the prose is lacking, but enjoy a little peek into my early writing with “The Trip to Cumberland Isle“.

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Summer of 100 Photos, Day 62: The last place to which you traveled

IMG_20160508_132422776McWay Falls, Big Sur, California. One of the handful of places we stopped on a weekend tour of the central coast. Phenomenal scenery and a helluva drive!

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