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January 2019

Happy new year! World-readable
2019-01-01 00:19:25
Tags: meta
Hikers descend the Sliding Sands Trail
Haleakala World-readable
2019-01-01 14:17:43
17 November 2018: In which the intrepid narrator drives to Haleakala National Park at the top of Maui and enjoys the Hawaiian fog and rain
Ascending Waihe'e Ridge
Image embed test World-readable
2019-01-01 22:18:39
Tags: meta
Rental house in Ballard
Living in Ballard World-readable
2019-01-19 10:28:21
In which the intrepid narrator adapts to living in Seattle, with mixed results
Tags: seattle
View of the Ship Canal Bridge from the Wallingford Eighties House
2019-01-21 12:05:06
In which the intrepid narrator makes his mark on the Wallingford Eighties House
Gasworks Park on New Year's Eve
New Year's 2019 World-readable
2019-01-23 22:06:23
In which the intrepid narrator welcomes 2019 watching fireworks from Gasworks Park
Tags: seattle
Rain in Fremont
Climate World-readable
2019-01-29 19:49:57
In which the intrepid narrator muses on the climate data comparing three randomly-chosen cities

February 2019

Sorrento Valley, Mira Mesa, and Miramar MCAS from the air
Borrego World-readable
2019-02-11 22:41:35
19th January 2019: In which the intrepid narrator heads to Borrego Springs in search of somewhere dry to spend the weekend
Tags: san-diego
Borrego Springs from Christmas Circle
Hellhole Palms World-readable
2019-02-12 22:03:33
20th January 2019: In which the intrepid narrator hikes around the Colorado Desert (and observes that the desert is actually in California)
Waiting for the Tunnel to Viaduct run in corral 2
Megaproject World-readable
2019-02-16 15:27:40
2 February 2019: It's a viaduct party! A big viaduct party!
Tags: seattle
Pedestrians approach the SR-99 tunnel
Replacement tunnel World-readable
2019-02-17 11:55:22
2 February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator walks (again) through the SR-99 tunnel under Seattle
Tags: seattle
Snow in Wallingford
Snowpocalypse World-readable
2019-02-26 19:38:47
In which Seattle is inundated by a couple of inches of snow, shutting down the city and pushing its availability to 98%
Tags: seattle
Clouds over suburban San Diego
Visiting the sun World-readable
2019-02-27 20:33:19
In which the intrepid narrator returns to Borrego Springs to visit the sun in the middle of the Seattle winter
Tags: san-diego

March 2019

Palm Canyon Drive
Rock Tanks World-readable
2019-03-04 19:24:06
18 February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator hikes through the desert foothills to natural rock tanks carved from solid impermeable stone
Road leading to the calcite mine below the Santa Rosa Mountains
Calcite mine World-readable
2019-03-09 16:04:10
19th February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator hikes to a calcite mine used in WWII gun sights, visits the Salton Sea, and experiences two different slot canyons
Borrego Palm Canyon Campground
2019-03-10 22:07:44
20th February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator wraps up his time in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, visits the ocean, picks up his family from the airport, and goes native in the local dialect of Southern California Standard English
Lego scientist figure inside the Legoland
Legoland II World-readable
2019-03-13 20:42:24
21st February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator returns to Legoland California Resort
La Jolla Shores Beach
La Jolla World-readable
2019-03-17 11:44:29
22nd February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator sees pinnipeds in La Jolla, enjoys a local culinary delicacy, and descends into a sea cave
Tags: san-diego
Main gate of Legoland California
2019-03-19 10:06:38
23rd February 2019: In which the intrepid narrator takes his family to another day at Legoland

April 2019

Jaeger in Pancras Square
Photo sphere World-readable
2019-04-06 16:05:45
Looking down Yosemite Valley from a 737
LAX World-readable
2019-04-26 16:13:13
17 March 2019: In which the intrepid narrator heads to Los Angeles to visit his favorite public radio business show
William Mulholland Memorial fountain
2019-04-28 17:51:35
18 March 2019: In which the intrepid narrator visits Marketplace's studios in downtown Los Angeles

May 2019

London at night, featuring BT Tower
2019-05-05 11:55:19
In which the intrepid narrator visits the future of retail payments and wants to stay there
Virgin Atlantic 787-9 G-VNEW
SS Great Britain World-readable
2019-05-13 21:24:28
26th April 2019: In which the intrepid narrator flies to London, takes the train to Bristol, and sees the handiwork of the Greatest Engineer of the World
Ferry approaches on Bristol's Floating Harbour
Underfall World-readable
2019-05-18 17:59:26
28th April 2019: In which the intrepid narrator visits the end of Bristol's Floating Harbour and gets delayed on the train to London
Elevator core at KGX1
2019-05-27 20:09:31
4th May 2019: In which the intrepid narrator rides an underground letter train in London

June 2019

Looking out the window onto a rainy tarmac at SEA
Embarcadero World-readable
2019-06-02 19:05:25
17 May 2019: In which the intrepid narrator says nice things about San Francisco
Durian pastry at dim sum in Chinatown
Dim Sum World-readable
2019-06-04 22:50:06
18 May 2019: In which the intrepid narrator says more nice things about San Francisco
A corral starting line of the Bay to Breakers
Bay to Breakers 2019 World-readable
2019-06-09 16:15:24
19 May 2019: In which the intrepid narrator runs from the bay to the ocean
Rain at Paine Field
Paine Field World-readable
2019-06-19 19:45:46
20 May 2019: In which the intrepid narrator flies to a new airport
Tags: travel
Rocky Mountain National Park covered in snow and clouds
Visiting Colorado World-readable
2019-06-21 20:15:51
In which the intrepid narrator visits Boulder for Memorial Day
Tags: boulder

July 2019

Flatirons and Green Mountain
Bolder Boulder 2019 World-readable
2019-07-01 21:36:01
In which the intrepid narrator climbs Green Mountain, runs the Bolder Boulder, drives into the clouds obscuring the mountains, and drives by his old house
View of the Ship Canal Bridge from the Wallingford Eighties House
2019-07-05 12:12:12
In which the intrepid narrator discovers that the roof on the Wallingford Eighties House leaks, and spends a family minivan to fix it
Parade marshals ahead of the Fremont Solstice Parade
Solstice Parade World-readable
2019-07-22 19:45:57
22 June 2019: In which the intrepid narrator watches the body-painted Solstice Cyclists and the Fremont Solstice Parade, featuring Julian with Catzilla
Calvin rides a scooter in Winona Park
YVR World-readable
2019-07-23 19:40:16
29 June 2019: In which the intrepid narrator visits the Vancouver in British Columbia
Tags: vancouver
Metrotown Station on Vancouver's Expo Line
False Creek World-readable
2019-07-24 20:21:50
30 June 2019: In which the intrepid narrator returns to False Creek 33 years after Expo 86
Tags: vancouver
People wait for fireworks at Gasworks Park
2019-07-27 11:27:21
4 July 2019: In which the intrepid narrator celebrates his country watching the fireworks from Gasworks Park
Tags: seattle

August 2019

Passengers board the Victoria Clipper V in Seattle
Victoria Clipper World-readable
2019-08-06 21:44:57
25 July 2019: In which the intrepid narrator takes the fast ferry across Puget Sound to Victoria
Tags: victoria
Boats in Victoria's inner harbour
Victoria World-readable
2019-08-11 14:39:50
26 July 2019: In which the intrepid narrator learns First Nations history, walks along a breakwater, and visits a castle
Tags: victoria
Wasp World-readable
2019-08-23 11:32:27
In which the intrepid narrator is stung by a wasp, for the first time in thirty years, and lives to tell the tale
Statue of Queen Victoria and the BC Legislature
Seaplane World-readable
2019-08-23 12:25:22
27th July 2019: In which the intrepid narrator wraps up his time in Victoria with random tourist sights and a seaplane tour of Vancouver Island
Tags: victoria
2019-08-24 14:07:11
In which the intrepid narrator changes the url scheme his site uses, for the first time since 2002
Tags: meta
Demo Etain Valley 17.5 kayak on Motoko
Kayak World-readable
2019-08-24 17:20:42
In which the intrepid narrator buys a brand-new Valley Etain touring kayak
Tags: kayak
Lego model of the Convention Centre Dublin
Dublin 2019 World-readable
2019-08-25 16:59:49
In which the intrepid narrator flies to Ireland for Worldcon
Calvin and Julian on Bridgefoot Street in Dublin
An Irish Worldcon World-readable
2019-08-27 21:16:49
16th August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator experiences Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon with his children
Full contact medieval combat demonstration
Serpent Con World-readable
2019-08-29 19:46:38
17th August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator sees Serpents, accountants, readings, and tales of science gone bad at Worldcon

September 2019

Julian and Calvin ride Luas in Dublin
Hugo Awards World-readable
2019-09-01 21:28:45
18th August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator takes his kids around Worldcon, builds a jet dragon costume, and attends the 2019 Hugo Awards ceremony
Convention Centre Dublin
Closing Ceremonies World-readable
2019-09-03 19:37:23
19th August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator spends one more day at Worldcon
Dublinia and Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Dublinia World-readable
2019-09-04 19:28:15
20th August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator explores the Viking and medieval history of Dublin, and wonders about his own place in the Irish diaspora
Tags: dublin
Julian walks through the International Animals Collection at the Irish National Museum of Natural History
Dead zoo World-readable
2019-09-10 19:39:37
21st August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator visits a Victorian natural history museum, takes an amphibious boat tour, and spends a great deal of time observing a playground
Tags: dublin
Tourists inside the Long Library at Trinity College Dublin
Kilmainham World-readable
2019-09-11 22:20:23
22nd August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator sees the Book of Kells (and the Crowd of Kells and the Queue of Kells) and takes a deep dive into Irish Republican history
Tags: dublin
Calvin and Kiesa walk down Meath St in Dublin
International arrivals World-readable
2019-09-12 21:23:07
23rd August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator flies back to North America from Dublin
Tags: dublin
Kayak preparing to launch from Golden Gardens
Fourmile Rock World-readable
2019-09-16 21:38:52
31st August 2019: In which the intrepid narrator paddles in the Puget Sound on Labor Day Weekend
Tags: kayak
Mercy of Kalr, a 2018 Subaru Impreza, in Wallingford
Mercy of Kalr World-readable
2019-09-18 19:19:59
In which the intrepid narrator buys a lightly-used 2018 Subaru Impreza
Tags: cars
Calvin with a Lego Saturn V model
Hail Columbia World-readable
2019-09-21 21:08:50
In which the intrepid narrator sees the spacecraft that carried the first human crew to land on the moon
nightly chats with bin laden would be better
- Scott Galvin, about Jaeger's nightly jobsearch talks with his parents,
14 October 2002