Friday, May 20, 2011

Operation: Street Sign

I wrote this as the Guest Artist at Ideas for Scrapbookers and wanted to share it here.

My friend Adam Diament is the coolest person I know.  Why?  Because he does things like this in his spare time:

Los Angeles County: Adventure 88!

He's done similar videos for Orange County (Adventure 34!) and Ventura County (Adventure 10!).  Perhaps his most impressive was San Diego County (Adventure 18!), in which he visits all 18 cities in San Diego County in a single day.  And hats off to his then-pregnant wife Tiffany, who spent 12.5 hours driving around the county with him taking his picture in every city!

After I saw his videos, I was inspired to do something cool like that and scrap it.  It would not be particularly impressive (or interesting) for me to visit the 7 cities in my county, but I thought it would be really fun to photograph my husband, our son, and myself each standing by a street sign with our name on it.

I did my research on Google Maps.  I typed in "Cindy Street California" and wrote down each city that appeared.  I did the same thing for Steve and Trevor.  I went back and also checked our given names, Cynthia and Steven.  I kept the list of cities by the calendar, waiting for an occasion that would take us to "our" streets.  The chance to go to Cindy Way in Pleasanton came soon.  On a second trip, we visited Steven Circle in Benicia and Trevor Parkway, also in Pleasanton.

This layout was so fun to put together!


I hope this inspires you to have your own adventure!  Whether it's as major as Adam's or on a smaller scale like mine, an adventure like this is a lot of fun and a great topic for a layout or album.

3 comments:

  1. Cute idea. I know where Kathy Street is, but I don't know where a Dave Street is. You could expand and do an extended family street page.

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  2. Soooooooooooooooo fun!! I love love love love this idea!! There is a "Julie Dr." right down the street from me! lol... but I think my fave street sign ever is "Why Worry" Lane :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. This is the best idea. So clever. I love your layout too.

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