History - daveo

I lived in Costa Rica for a year, from 1999-2000. I did own a camera, the old point-and-shoot 35mm kind that you had to get its film developed. I barely took any photos of that beautiful place, deferring instead to a pen (maybe pencil) and paper. I dodged a near miss on being deported for working illegally in the country, resigned shortly afterward, bought a plane ticket home, rented a cheap 4x4, and toured the country for my last three weeks there.

Mom had taken a job in Cleveland. We got her moved out of her house, the house I grew up in in Billings, MT. She headed for Cleveland, and I took the long way to take a friend up on an invitation to check out New York City. My route included Bozeman (MT), Riverton, (WY) Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, Memphis, New Orleans, Birmingham, Atlanta, Asheville, Lynchburg, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Boston. 8,000 miles and 45 days later, I landed in Brooklyn for Game 4 of the 2000 World Series.

In addition to making myself both at home and extremely unwelcome, I started a greeting card company. Not wanting to pay artists for their artwork

- David Overturf

1/2/18; Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

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Please find original thoughts, plans, and writings regarding Project 1:1000

(written in Barcelona, Spain in 2002) here.

Please note that not all links from these old webpages are functional.

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