Trip #14 – California [Day 6]

This trip took place from June 30th to July 15th of 2018. The Knutson family numbered three as James was joining Beth and myself on his first major vacation! Day 6; Oakland: Another day, another early wake-up courtesy of our toddler, James. I let him run around in a diaper without pants because Beth’s Aunt,…

Fun with Maps 297&298

Map 297 shows what exists as South Africa today during an early period of war. I do not know much about the various conflicts in the region but you can read about them here. It is very interesting to see the troop movement lines and where each side, the British and the Boers, won battles.…

Fun with Maps 295&296

It has snowed like crazy in the Twin Cities the past 45 days. Holy moly has it snowed! This February was the snowiest February in Minnesota since they started keeping track of that statistic, and the fourth snowiest month overall. 39 inches! There were a couple times where it snowed and it was supposed to…

Fun with Maps 293&294

Map 293 is one of the best maps out there. How do I know? The topic of said map is none other than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! My wife, Beth, sent me this map earlier today and I love it. Hogwarts is cool. Maps are cool. What’s not to love?! This map shows…

Fun with Maps 291&292

China has the longest high-speed rail system on the planet by a wide margin. At 18,000 miles, China owns more than two-thirds of all high-speed rail here on Earth. “China‚Äôs ambition of building high-speed rails shows no sign of slowing down. With another 6,000 miles under construction, China aims to cover 80% of metro areas…