Google Earth Porn

July 29, 2011
It's right up with with food porn and real estate porn. Unfamiliar with Google Earth porn? It when you travel the world with a click of the mouse. You stalk out locations using GPS coordinates. You paint pictures of places you've never been. It's really quite fascinating.

Frank's been seeking out OHV trails and he came across one in Valley of Fire that looks amazing. The flyovers made you feel like you were there. I can't wait to get out to the trails and experience it first hand.

We just made plans for a trip to Brian Head, UT. A co-worker is kind enough to let us use his condo there. Since Frank had Google Earth up and running, I had him take a look at the condo and surrounding areas. Cedar Breaks National Monument looks like a must see.

I'm not sure how, exactly, but from Brain Head we went on to Hawaii. Then, Xpu-ha and down to Tulum and over to Sicily (even stopped to search for any of Frank's family in Gaeta on Facebook, came up empty) then up to the Almalfi Coast, Venice and Rome. Next, we went over to Croatia and Russia since that rounds out where Frank's family is from. I teased that you have to go way up here (imagine me pointing to the top of the monitor) to get to where I come from, up here, where it's cool and the sun rarely shines. Hence, my fair untannable skin... Sweden, Scotland, Ireland and Germany.

Technology sure has come a long way. I can remember sitting in my grandpa's office twirling a globe round and round, realizing that the world was a much bigger place than I ever knew, but I was never able to visualize it like I am able to do today. Kids today probably sit with an iPad and travel the globe by touch. How wild is that?

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