One last map from Tony: "Rough idea of the location of Augusta County, Virginia in relation to I-81, I-64, and Blue Ridge Pkwy."
Here's where my decision to stick to the ambiguous post-it note description adds some mystery to the map. "Map to medical center in Portland, Oregon during honeymoon."
Tony sent us a set of three maps recently. I could ask him for more information, but I've decided to embrace the simplicity of his explanations included on a post-it note. Look for the other two maps later this week. "Directions to the scene of a crash: trolley vs. pedestrian."
This simple map from Tony has quickly become one of our favorites. Perhaps it's the name Tony gave the map, "House of the Future," or the strange juxtaposition of the words "Cuba" and "Walmart." At any rate, we love it. Tony let us know this map shows the location of a house he moved into around 2000. The map was drawn while house hunting when three or four homes were still in the running. We also like the quickly drawn house shape, the dots representing stop lights, and the RE/MAX stationery on the other side. Ok, that's enough about what we like.
Tony writes, "I had to GoogleMap search this one to figure it out. It appears to be directions to the eye doctor that my younger brother visited in his youth. Apparently there were two decent ways to get there, hence the circuit, and I'm a big fan of the landmarks. Note the dots representing stoplights."
In August 2008, Tony found the HDMA online and decided to write an article for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune where he was a summer intern. During our interview, Tony mentioned that his mother was always drawing maps for him as he was starting out on his own in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Eventually he emailed his mother, knowing that the maps were still sitting in piles of paperwork. She sent them to Tony, Tony sent them to us, and we will share some of the them with you. Today's map from Tony is a one that he used in 2004 to drive him and his date (now fiancee) to their prom near the O'Hare Airport.