• More Preparation

    A little over three weeks remain until the start of the journey, so don’t anticipate many more updates to this site until June. That probably brings up a really good question. How am I planning on posting to this site from abroad?


    I’m counting on somewhat reliable WiFi at hostels and other random places. I’ll be taking my tablet (a Nexus 7), as a regular computer would be far to expensive and heavy to lug around for a month. It’s not ideal to type on a tablet, but it sure beats some of the other alternatives. Worst case with the WiFi (and something I’ll do anyways) is that I’ll have to draft all the posts in one of the notepad apps.

    I have found a way to get pictures online from my camera, also using the tablet. It works something like this:

    • Take memory card out of camera
    • Put card in USB memory card adapter
    • Use a USB adapter to get the right type of USB connection for the tablet
    • Use an app to get pictures from memory card (Nexus Media Importer)
    • Make sure I have the “Share to Google Drive” option selected

    And bam, they’re on the World Wide Web and can go wherever I tell them to go. I should have access to a Drive account that has 1 TB of storage, so no worries there either!

    Other, non-geeky preparations to be taken care of very soon:

    • Start hunting down hostels
    • Pick out a backpack… buy it
    • Pack a minimal amount of clothes
    • Buy some pickpocket-proof something to keep the monies and passport safe.
    • Finalize-ish the itinerary
    • Book a return ticket. From Rome?
  • KC Streetcar Progress – April 2015

    Took these along the line a couple weeks ago, but as usual, there’s some lag between when I take pictures and when I get time to process and post them on this site.

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    Looking south in the 1600 block of Main.


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    Looking south in the 1200 block of Main.


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    Looking south in the 1200 block of Main at a sign stating the obvious.


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    A man crosses over a trench at 10th and Main.


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    Crews hard at work in the 700 block of Main.


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    The Muse of Missouri watches over construction.


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    The first streetcar stop, right outside of Anton’s.