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Sacramento Reptile Show
Maker Faire, Bay Area 2013
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MP3 Experiment
2010 ROFLcon
2010 SXSW
2009 Maker Faire
2008 Maker Faire
Wine & Chocolate
2007 Maker Faire
Maker Faire
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Travel Guides: High Adventures And Photos of Places Away From Home

I really like to travel, for pleasure. Travel has a special place in my heart, and despite being frugal in most things, I've discovered that I'm a little more willing to spend money when I'm travelling.

This page is arranged from the newest trip to the oldest trip, Top to Bottom. The latest trip brought me and my family to the Jurassic Quest dinosaur show. The earliest travel was on a tour through Europe in 1999.

Family Trip to Jurassic Quest, Cal Expo, Sacramento, 2014
Jurassic Quest: Return of the Dinosaurs is a travelling show of big, animatronic (moving) dinosaur models. Who doesn't love dinosaurs? Imagine walking amongst huge animals like the monsters in Jurassic Park. 26 Pages, 72 Photos.

Sacramento Reptile Show
Shows like this are really odd events, they are just marketplaces with a bunch of vendors set up in a convention center. 40 snake vendors? This sounded like it would be worth seeing. 1 Page, 12 Photos.

Family Trip to Maker Faire, Bay Area 2013
I try to make it to Maker Faire in San Mateo, California every year. This is an amazing show, like a super comfortable version of Burning Man. 9 Pages, 110 Photos.

Family Trip to Disneyland 2013
I met my Sister's family and we went back to Disneyland for three days. We had some highlights and some lowlights. 5 Pages, 35 Photos.

The Cost of a Family Trip to Disneyland
What is the price of a family trip to Disneyland? My family of four drove 400 miles to Disneyland and stayed for three days. I kept close track of the money we spent and the fun we had. This was probably the most detailed cost analysis I did on any of my trips. 7 Pages, 110 Photos.



Improv Everywhere's MP3 Experiment
I finally got a chance to participate in an event by Improv Everywhere. They were right down the road in San Francisco, with an MP3 Experiment. One page, 6 photos.

2010 ROFLcon
In 2010 I was invited to speak in Boston at the ROFLcon conference. My wife Stacy went with me and we spent some time as tourists in Boston, MA. 3 pages, 62 photos

2010 South by Southwest
In 2010 I was invited to speak at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. I met up with the guys from Cyanide and Happiness and did a couple of pranks with John Hargrave from Zug.com. 6 pages, 57 photos.

2009 Maker Faire
I visited the Maker Faire again in 2009. Eleven pages, 111 photos, 15 videos

2008 Maker Faire
I visited the Maker Faire again in 2008. Seven pages, 35 photos, 2 videos.

Rodney Strong Wine & Chocolate
My wife and I went with some friends to the Rodney Strong "Wine & Chocolate" event in Napa county, California. One page, 10 photos

2007 Maker Faire
I visited the second Makers Faire at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in 2007. Seven pages, 44 pictures, 8 videos.

Omaha, Nebraska 2006
Stacy and I, along with our young daughter decided to brave the autumn cold and visit Stacy's brother Richard in Nebraska. Ten pages, 97 photos.

MAKER Faire 2006
I visited the very first Makers Faire at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in 2006. Three pages, 22 photos, five videos.

Superbowl XLI - Miami, Florida
Stacy and I were invited to help John Hargrave pull off a prank during the halftime show at the Superbowl. This is the craziest, most complex, most expensive prank I've ever been a part of. Seven pages, 68 photos, one video.

Minneapolis Travel
I flew to Minneapolis in October of 2011 and had a chance to experience the magnificence of their Skyway! I met Holly Peterson and we visited the Mall of America. One page, 38 photos.

Burning Man Experience
I went to Burning man. One page, 80 photos

Bulgaria & Turkey Travel
In November and December of 2001, I travelled to Bulgaria and Turkey. It was amazing & I brought back a few stories and tons of photos. Special thanks to Daniel James for loaning me a tiny Actius laptop. 21 pages, 357 photos.

New York and Washington 2002
Sometime around the middle of March, I was offered a chance to drive a car across the US. The offer came from TOTAL STRANGER Jen Wells. She had left her car in California 7 months before, but had arranged to pick in up in Sacramento & drive it to New York City. I agreed to help. We planned to leave on Sunday Morning after the barbarian party , March 31st 2002. Nine pages, 170 photos

New Orleans
In late 2002, I had a chance to visit New Orleans. This was three years before Hurricane Katrina destroyed everything. I hung out with Wendy and took pictures at University of New Orleans for "How Much is Inside an Acre". Four Pages, seventy three photos.



Foo Fighters on MTV2 in New York
I got an email from a segment producer at MTV2, asking about including something from Cockeyed in a huge Foo Fighters Special. Then I was wisked away to visit New York City and help out with a show. It was awesome! Eight pages, 108 photos.

Sacramento visitor tips
After writing a few travel journals for other cities, I decided to write an article for my own town of Sacramento. It is titled "Why would anyone want to visit Sacramento?". Five pages, 40 pictures.

Costa Rica Travel
My sister Chris and I visited Costa Rica for a week in 2000. It was a beautiful trip, even after my passport was stolen. One page, 14 pictures.

Europe Travel
In June of 1999, I was informed that I was going to be laid off, along with hundreds of other Cable & Wireless employees in Sacramento. My fellow Internet Technician Tara convinced me to take the plunge & buy a ticket to Europe. Eric saw us planning (at work) and was welcomed on board. It was the first trip abroad for each of us. We backpacked across Europe. 14 pages, 280 photos.



  Disneyland | MP3 Experiment | 2010 ROFLcon | 2010 SXSW | 2009 Maker Faire | 2008 Maker Faire | Wine & Chocolate | 2007 Maker Faire | Omaha, Nebraska | Maker Faire | Superbowl XLI | Minneapolis | Burning Man | Bulgaria & Turkey | New York & Washington | New Orleans | Foo Fighters | Sacramento | Costa Rica | Europe |

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