The meetup with my colleague in Kansas City didn't work out, but thanks for the suggestion. John, I wrote you a PM. Ron, I'm trying to get away from the snow, but I'll likely be in New York in the summer, so Rochester may happen yet!
Currently in Little Rock, headed toward Oklahoma City later today. A good day for errands and catching up on a little work until checkout time at my hotel, until it starts to warm up a bit!
Today in OK City: 9F/-13C
Tomorrow in OK: 48F/9C
(I know, you guys in Saskatoon and such places would be going for a swim...)
You're making pretty good time if you're in OKC tonight. Enjoy your trip, it's a beautiful drive that my wife and I make regularly in both directions.
Indeed it was a beautiful drive once I got out of Little Rock. I was making tracks to meet up with a colleague for dinner and stay out ahead of the snowstorm, but Arkansas is definitely worth another visit.
Tucumcari for the evening and another batch of 4x5" to process.
Shot of myself with Tech V in Sayre, Oklahoma--
Here in Minnesota, we see and hear stories of how - in the 1800s - the Swedes, Norwegians, Poles and others left their homes and their homeland in order to travel to a strange land. A new culture, strange foods, a different language. They left all that was familiar behind as they traveled to this new world. Precisely what David is doing.
All to answer the fundamental question of life - can you find a good bagel west of the Hudson?
Good thing he's not using this map.
"Far more critical than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know." - Eric Hoffer
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I am prepared to make my own bagels, rye bread, corned beef, pastrami, as well as some air dried sausages and cured meats of various national origins. Pickles I have yet to learn, but they're not out of the question.
Originally Posted by mgb74
Meanwhile, we are gaining lots of excellent fish.
Hey, if you're coming through Santa Fe, the local photoshops have all but closed regarding chemistry, but I have probably 30 packs of Kodak Fix in bags in my closet...if you're out of any that is.
Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
I literally live on Old Route 66...in fact I can see the sign from my window. There's plenty to see in Northern NM although the cold is pretty rough right now...
Do not worry David, I lived in HNL for 15 years, and you will find everything you want there. Every food that you loved in New York , is on the Island. You will just have to pay more for it.
I lived in Salt lake area, Ewa Beach, Moanalua, and the North Shore. I still own a home in North Shore.
In a year, you may get Island Fever, and be yelling for a change of scenery. If you love Asian food, go to the corner market at N. King St. and Kekaulike St., open Friday to Sunday.
Good Luck. I only visit HNL now for two weeks or less. You will discover the feeling.
Before you turn in your car, go to Freestyle and purchase as much stuff as you can. I am serious about it. Get all of the chemicals and other things that you need, because once you get to HNL, you will not find anything that you need or want. There are no photo shops there that still cater to film. digital is king there. Shipping items in to HNL is a long process. So take the stuff with you. Pack as some items in your car if you can. This is no joke. I lived there a long time and still go there for rest and fun.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I really like the more laid back atmosphere on the North Shore, but we're going to be living in Kaimuki, which also has its attractions and is more convenient for us.
I should be well enough supplied to get started once our things arrive and I figure out darkroom space. There used to be a place in Kaimuki on the main drag that carried film and chemicals, mainly to cater to students taking photo classes. I'm not sure if that is still happening. I stopped at Lightroom on S. King St. in August, and though they have some used film cameras on display, they said no one was carrying film supplies locally, with the possible exception of one place that catered to the Lomography crowd.
One thing I want to find out is if someone carries sodium thiosulfate as a swimming pool chemical. There are lots of pools, after all, in Hawai'i, and a 50 lb. bag would go a really long way.
There are hundreds of pool and spa supply shops on the island. So the basic photo chemicals should not be a problem. If you do have any problems in obtaining your favorite brew. Coffee and Tylenol is still an option.
I feel that the only problem that you will have there, is that you will grow tried of filming the same old terrain. No deserts or plains to be had there, unless you go to Kaho'Olawe, or the windward side of Hawaii.
The area that you live in, is much like the Salt Lake area, over near Peal Harbor. It gets pretty hot there. You are not far from Diamond Head, the Zoo, and Waikiki.
In any case, enjoy yourself, as best you can. Good luck.
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