Brittany sent us this map documenting a driving route between Ovid Community Church and the Holiday Inn in Anderson. She found the map in an envelope of old magazine clippings from high school. She writes, "I attended the wedding with a close male friend. We bought them a giant mirror from Target as a gift. I had gone on a date with one of the guys in the wedding party and was mortified to see him there, though we did not speak. Map landmarks include a steakhouse chain, two gas stations (one by name, Marathon, and one unnamed on the map but called Ricker's at the time) and the major interstate, 1-69.
2001-00-00 : Anderson, Indiana, United States : Brittany Shoot
Brittany explains, "This is a map depicting my house, the restaurant where I worked in high school, the apartment of my then-'boyfriend' (assuming you could call him that), and the main roads and landmarks between all three locations. We met at the restaurant as coworkers and had a secret (abusive) relationship that lasted six months. We lived about thirty minutes apart with the restaurant as roughly a halfway point. We couldn't tell anyone at work about our relationship, and we didn't tell anyone else except a few of my close friends because he was so much older than me. Though he was significantly older, at the time, we were both still living with our parents. I drew this map in 2009 from memory. The actual events took place in Indiana during the fall/winter/spring of 1999/2000."
2009-00-00 : Indiana, United States : Brittany Shoot
Michael sent us this map that his son Eli (age 8) recently drew of their home town, Munster, Indiana. We absolutely love this map and hope Eli continues to draw them. The detail is really impressive. Go ahead, compare it with Google maps. We'd definitely prefer to use Eli's map the next time we're in Munster. [larger version]
2009-03-00 : Munster, Indiana, United States : Eli Nirenberg
This map, affectionately referred to as good coffee, good bagel, good bye, was drawn by Amy Horst as a guide for Kris Harzinski to find his way out of Bloomington, Indiana. As he left, Harzinski stopped at the Espresso Royal Cafe to get a mocha, his drink of choice at the time, but skipped the bagel in favor of getting on the road. Further research has informed us that Espresso Royale Cafe closed in 2003. At the time of it's closing, it was a regional chain with 20 locations. Thanks to Chris Eller and the folks at Bloomingpedia.
2000-08-00 : Bloomington, Indiana, United States : Amy Horst