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North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans March 22nd 2000

The name, Check Mate, appears to be a very randomly selected one. Possibly the only one left after all other names were taken in New Orleans. It's however pretty much the only bar near campus. Hence, it's the natural student hangout on Thursdays. Not big, not fancy, not very clean, nothing special really. But, cheap drinks, and the gathering of equals. No sound system, only the jukebox playing the same music over and over. Creed, Guns'n'Roses, Bob Dylan, etc. Usually the same crowd - i.e. international students and underaged American, mainly gothic, kids. The two categories don't really interact, but no trouble even near. The transvestite guy is a regular, gets his own category. A rather popular attraction, although his intentions are not known (but can be assumed...). The male chubby bartender who appears to be ... read more

North America » United States » Michigan » Plymouth February 27th 2000

Geo: 42.372, -83.4679Home... read more

North America » United States » Iowa » Ames February 23rd 2000

Geo: 42.0253, -93.6202that damn box... read more

North America » United States » Florida » Orlando February 18th 2000

Here is one of the more random travels that I have participated in. In the summer of 2000 my dad and I went to a Chicago White Sox game at the Metrodome. This is something that we had done for a few years in a row . . . being a Chicago White Sox fan many times my only way of seeing my team in person was to go to the god forsaken metrodome!! But, this summer day proved to me that the dome is worth something. We scalped tickets and were able to sit right behind home plate. Then in the 3rd inning they were having this fan appreciation giveaway. I did not even know what was going on and next thing that I knew people were telling me to look up at the big ... read more
Steph and I at Universal Studios
Take Off
Ferry Ride

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Green Bay February 18th 2000

As a young Green Bay Packers fan I remember thinking that there was going to be no way that I would ever make it inside of Lambeau Field. I thought that it would be an impossible feat considering the long season ticket waiting list that I kept on hearing about. After the Packers won the Super Bowl, Brock my family and I went to Lambeau to partake in the celebration. This was one of the great moments of my fan career. Little did I know the next year Brock, Jordan and I would make our way inside of the stadium for my very first time. I have now been to --- Packers games and --- of them have been in Lambeau Field. Every time that I go it is still a great time and an awesome ... read more
Super Bowl Celebration
Packers v. Bills

North America » United States » Louisiana » New Orleans February 12th 2000

MG2K. Mardi Gras 2000. The show is over for this year, and it’s time to go home. Me and roomie Michalis decide to support the public transportation and take the bus home from the French Quarters. Closest bus stop for our bus #55 is on Decatur St. right in front of Planet Hollywood. Hence, the natural turn of events for Mike and me is to simply stand in front of Planet Hollywood and wait for the bus. As simple as that. One might be lead to think that people would make the connection two guys + bus stop = two guys waiting for the bus. This is however not the case. Probably as a result of us looking (and actually being) sober, the coincidental presence of Planet Hollywood, and drunken and thirsty out-of-towners chased away from ... read more

North America » United States » Michigan » Plymouth January 31st 2000

Geo: 42.372, -83.4679Home.... read more

North America » United States » Wisconsin » Madison January 23rd 2000

Geo: 43.0729, -89.3867At the University... read more

North America » United States » California » Ventura January 19th 2000

19 Jan 2000 Auckland, New Zealand We fly out today for the start of our big adventure, my daugter Fran is home with her step sis Kate (heres hoping the house is still standing) my mate Jane is on red alert for any unauthorised partying... Meanwhile my old mate Helen will transfer from Paula's house sitting to Hel's house sitting around then too. Well this time next week I may be in LA... or somewhere around there. From: fran the man To: Hel & Scott Subject: you’re gone Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 Good to see that you got on your plane ok .Kate and I have been watching the news for any reports of plane crashes-just in case . I’m listening to tom Jones and missing you. Yes the house is still standing . Love ... read more
Cement Pond
OK Coral
White Sands

North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Alcatraz January 13th 2000

The Rock in the Bay. The one Clint Eastwood escaped from and the one Ed Harris/Nicolas Cage/Sean Connery fought over. Once the home of Al Capone. It is beautifully located in the San Francisco Bay. Much has been left untouched since this high-security facility was closed down in the 1960’s or so. Comfort and pleasure aren’t the first things that comes to mind here. Not exactly Hotel California. You couldn’t check out any time you like…... read more

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