Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Monday, July 21, 2008

The Cost of Being Stupid

So when I was planning my trip, I made a spreadsheet with the distances between all cities.

Using Microsoft MapPoint, I typed in “Vienna” and instead of picking up “Vienna, VA” I picked up “Vienna, GA”. That resulted in showing me that the distance between Syracuse and “Vienna” is 1,760km instead of the true figure which is some 1,000km less.

That’s why I decided to drive from Syracuse back to home, and take a flight to Baltimore tomorrow morning, rather than drive what I thought would be 1,760km in two days.

Somebody hold me, I’m going to explode.

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