Category Archives: notes and observations

the unstoppable red baron

as ‘relaxing’ as ghost town hunting sounds, it really can be stressful. for one thing, most ghost towns aren’t really ghost towns, but 98% ghost town and 2% home for eccentrics, outlaws, meth heads, and crazy old men who want … Continue reading

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the amargosa opera house

For years I’d been hearing about a crazy little opera house out in Death Valley. Friends at the Center for Land Use Interpretation or other nomadic road-trip-loving pals several times over told me about an eccentric old lady named Marta … Continue reading

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mobile storage facility (or) a really good packing job

walking by this empty, permit-only parking lot the other day, it was hard not to notice this amazingly well packed Buick… i have to admit that it has been a long time since i have seen a vehicle so thoroughly … Continue reading

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good and bad decisions

It’s amazing how hard it is to find pie in restaurants these days, but Coos Bay, being an old funky dock town, seemed as likely a place as any that you could walk into an old 24-hour diner, sit at … Continue reading

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things are looking better

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Lampreys!!!

lampreys from matt mccormick these are swimming in the columbia and willamette rivers!!!

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when giant floods aren’t selling as well as they used to, that when it’s time for a:

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world’s largest egg (updated)

updated detail for VALDEZ (see comments)

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live blogging new year’s eve is not that cool

it’s new year’s eve, about 45 minutes left in 2007. I should probably be at a party or something, trying to navigate my way towards some cute girl who might want to make-out with me at the stroke of midnight, … Continue reading

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live seafoods are famous…

i really can’t make an argument against this statement.

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