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[SETLIST THREAD] 07/09/19 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT

Ticket time: 7:30 EST

Set One (8:10 - 9:32ish): ENERGY (11 min) -> WOOOOOAAAAAH WEEKAPAUG (9 min), The Moma Dance (9 min) > Lengthwise (1 min) -> Maze (10 min), Petrichor (18 min), Things People Do (3 min) > Sample in a Jar (6 min) > Bathtub Gin (17 min)

Set Two (10:21-11:45): Soul Panet (12 min) -> Wider (5 min) -> UNDERMIND (7 MIN), The Final Hurrah (9 min) > Beneath a Sea of Stars Pt. 1 (17 min), Ghost (11 min) -> WEEKAPAUG GROOVE (1 min) -> Birds of a Feather (13 min), Waste (6 min) > Golgi Apparatus (7 min)

Encore (11:46 - 12:08): AAAAAAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAFOOOOOOOOOOAM (8 min), Contact (7 min), More (7 min)

Notes:
  1. Energy was last played 8/4/13, 226 shows ago
  2. I'm not nearly resourceful enough to find when the last standalone Weekapaug was so let's go with a while
  3. But u/poopfacejohnson has informed me the last standalone Weekapaug was 12/2/03...wooooow
  4. First Foam encore, last played 7/22/17, 79 shows ago

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I'm baaaaack! Who's ready for some hot, piping, northeast, casino Phish?! It's a pleasure to be joining you all again as your guide through the first show of one of the most hyped runs of the summer! Fun fact: Tonight marks Phish's first performance at the Mohegan Sun Arena which also just squeaks past St. Louis' Chaifetz Arena as the smallest venue of the tour with a capacity of 10,000.

Let's hear some opener calls for tonight! I'm gonna be going with the ever elusive Colonel Forbin's Ascent GLIDE to get the show kicked off.

I'm currently studying for an exam that I have tomorrow so I am going to be in and out of the thread until show time but I'm posting early again to encourage some friendly chatting, discussion, banter, jokes etc etc etc. I really enjoyed hearing everyone's favorite jams of the tour so far in my last thread so this time...let's hear your favorite show you've attended and why. My personal favorite that I have seen would have to be 7/28/17 AKA Double Chocolate night of the Baker's Dozen. This show contained EVERYTHING that I want at a Phish show...fun and wacky covers, YUGE jams, surprise bustouts and bizarre song placements. Also, it doesn't hurt that I've never heard anything louder than the crowd reaction to that Chalkdust Torture peak. Here's an awesome recording for you to check out for yourselves if you so desire, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHNZ-oVygDc (said peak is at 23:00).

Checkins: Elkridge, MD, Mohegan Sun, On the Way to Wisconsin, Tampa, FL, Winooski, VT, Birmingham, AL, Foxwoods Casino, Louisville, KY, Savannah, GA, Middletown, CT, New Hampshire, Palo Alto, CA, Eugene, OR, Syracuse, NY, Nashville, TN, Los Angeles, CA, New Haven, CT, East Lyme, CT, Frisco, TX, Littleton, CO, Ocean City, NJ, North Myrtle Beach, SC, Denver, CO, Guilford, CT, Portland, OR, Bronx, NY, Boston, MA, Gaithersburg, MD, The Woods of Maine, Tokyo, Japan (WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER), Pottstown, PA, Chicago, IL, Bend, OR, Nuevo Havo, CT, Seattle, WA, Franconia, NH, Boulder, CO, Canberra, Australia (WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER), Denver, CO, Frederick, MD, Johnson City, TN, Fort Wayne, IN, Granville, OH, Hartford, CT, Indianapolis, IN, Brooklyn, NY, Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA, Hampton, VA, Tulsa, OK, Olney, MD


Favorite Attended Shows:
u/scarletfire72 - 7/28/17
u/amazen55 - 8/5/17
u/jopnk - 6/30/19
u/sdcasurf01 - 8/7-8/09
u/ADriedUpGoliath - 8/1/17
u/mocksong - 12/30/17
u/spautrievas - 7/24/99
u/TuckHolladay - 10/30/10
u/pm_me_your_miletime - 3/6/09 or 7/22/17
u/TeaAndAche - 8/7/15 (today at least)
u/Flash_Gordon - 6/30/19
u/Gam1019 - 12/7/97
u/BrinxJob - 7/25/17
u/colonelphorbins - Big Cypress
u/Jammin_CO - 11/16/96
u/runawayBrian - 7/11/00
u/ButYourChainsOk - 10/31/10
u/wharf_rat88 - 6/21/19
u/gratefulbend - 8/14/15 and Magnaball
u/TheAnt06 - 8/14/09
u/Buehler-buehler - 12/30/97
u/voxangelikus - 12/29/18
u/runawayjim_617 - 12/30/18
u/massofparticles - 10/20/13
u/mrsEminomily - 7/6/19
u/binary_burn - 12/30/18
u/00000000000 - 8/4/17
u/Poster_Nutsack - Big Cypress
u/Bryanmahindrew - 6/14/19
u/elsneech - 8/14/09
u/Dierin - 7/11/00
u/bmault - 4/3/98
u/idsimon - 8/3/18
u/Your_Latex_Salesman - 7/18/99
u/REOpeenwagon - 9/6/15
u/Hukijiwa - 7/5/13, 8/22/15, 7/22/18
u/eleventhjam1969 - 12/29/18
u/headyhwak - 8/31/18
u/vguy72 - 12/6/96
u/JazzOdyssey - 12/5/09
u/bill-ward-rose - 12/31/93
u/kemnitz - 10/26/18
u/lechatblanc233s - 10/29/13
u/uuuhhhh - 11/27/98
u/CaptainJackRyan (Clancy fan?) - 8/5/17
u/cmmn518redux - 9/14/00
u/howluckyarewe - 8/12/10
u/fuckoka_gumbo - 7/30/17
u/sshore61 - 8/7/15 or 6/30/19
u/gsurberRVA - 3/1/03
u/elliescomet - 6/9/94
u/DarwinFox - 6/26/19
u/winnsanity - 9/6/15
u/87ofHarts - 7/30/17
u/Cletus_Van_Dam - 12/30/16
u/diginfinity - 11/17/97 or 12/6/96
u/carinisnutbag - 12/31/92
u/Tabooter024 - 12/16/99
u/unclejohnssocks - 8/31/12
u/Space-Antelope - 12/31/17

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Commentary from the Couch:

SET ONE COMMENTARY

SET TWO COMMENTARY
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THE SEXY MAN-O-METER
[ ] Standing
[ ] Raging
[ ] Perspiring
[ ] Crushing a sandwich
[ ] Porno-clav action
[ ] Glasses off
[ ] Faceplanting into rokk
[ ] Still Waiting
[ ] All alone
[ ] Melting
[ ] Summoning demons
[ ] Scanning pinterest *barf*
[ ] Sexy Fender Rhodes action
[X] Sobbing
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DON'T BE A DICK AND ASK FOR STREAM LINKS IN THE COMMENTS WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS AT THIS POINT

Official Stream on Phish Radio: https://www.siriusxm.com/
Mixlrs won't be posted on here because, all together now, FUCK NUGS!!!
Be discrete when sharing mixlrs amongst yourselves

Let's have a great night folks!!!
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Unusual Option Activity for Aug-28-2020 - DELL, NTNX, AMBA (C), ALBO (C)

Full post and more at www.NoeticOptions.com
Context -
The S&P 500 gained 0.7% on Friday for its sixth straight record-setting advance. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.6% to close at a record high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.6%, and the Russell 2000 gained 0.9%.
All 11 S&P 500 sectors closed in positive territory, with energy (+1.9%) and materials (+1.1%) rising more than 1.0%. The information technology sector (+1.0%) was next in line, but it was perhaps the most influential gainer today given its top-weighted position in the S&P 500. The health care sector (+0.2%) lagged.
In the tech space, Workday (WDAY 243.88, +27.25, +12.6%), HP Inc. (HPQ 19.85, +1.15, +6.2%), Dell (DELL 66.21, +3.78, +6.1%), and VMware (VMW 146.09, +3.19, +2.2%) stood out as earnings winners. Semiconductor stocks also chipped in a solid outing, evident by the 2.0% increase in the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index.
There was no one specific catalyst today, but investors did receive another batch of better-than-expected economic data that helped broaden out the gains.
For July, personal income increased 0.4% m/m (consensus -0.2%) and personal spending rose 1.9% m/m (consensus +1.5%). The final University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment for August ticked up to 74.1 (consensus 72.8) from the preliminary reading of 72.8.
The data provided some fuel for the reopening stocks like casinos, airlines, cruise lines, and hotels. Shares of MGM Resorts (MGM 23.86, +1.05, +4.6%) rose nearly 5%, even as the company announced plans to lay off 18,000 furloughed employees as a result of the pandemic.
U.S. Treasuries finished mixed. The 2-yr yield was flat at 0.15%, and the 10-yr yield declined two basis points to 0.73%. The U.S. Dollar Index fell 0.7% to 92.32. WTI crude futures declined 0.1% to $42.97/bbl. The CBOE Volatility Index declined 6.2% to 22.96 after touching 26.30 at its intraday high.
No news for Monday.
Index Summary -
S&P 500 +0.65%; Nasdaq +0.5%;
DOW +0.58%; Russell 2000 +0.85%
VIX: 22.96 -1.51,( -6.17%)
Sector Summary -
The three highest sectors for today were :
Energy +1.79%; Materials +1.19%; Industrials +0.95%;
The three lowest sectors for today were :
Health Care +0.22%; Communication Services +0.24%; Utilities +0.29%;
Commodities -
Gold - 1970.6,( +1.97%); Crude - 43.04,( 0.0%)
Today’s Option Activity Fast Facts -
CBOE Put/Call Ratio - 0.38
Highest Multiple Over Daily Average - FXC with 24 x the ADV of 1168. There were 88 calls and 27648 puts.
Ticker with Most Contracts - MSFT with 1382856 contracts traded today with an AVD of 443297. There were 1172637 calls and 210219 puts.
Largest Put / Call Ratio - FXC with a 314.18 P/C ratio. There were 27648 puts and 88 calls.
Largest Call / Put Ratio - STM with a 98.36 C/P ratio. There were 57247 calls and 582 puts.
\Stocks must be >$6, Highest Multiple must have >1k ADV, Largest ratios must have an option volume >10k*
Recap -
AMD 85.55 +1.75,(+2.09%)
SE 152.67 -0.48,( -0.31%)
STM 30.09 +0.22,(+0.74%)
LL 25.5 +0.59,(+2.37%)
You can find yesterday's post here.
MOMENTUM UNUSUAL OPTION ACTIVITY -
First Momentum Stock Pick -
Ticker : DELL 66.21 +3.78,(+6.05%) Earnings : 2020-11-24
Name : Dell Technologies, Inc.
Industry : Computer Processing Hardware, Sector : Electronic Technology
Special Considerations : Post-E52WkHigh
Option Information -
Today’s Option Volume: 48226, OptionOI: 162217
Multiple of ADV: 6, ADV: 8508
Total Calls: 40107, Total Puts: 8119
Calls at Ask: 43.7%, Calls at Bid: 27.0%
Puts at Ask: 65.0%, Puts at Bid: 17.3%
C/P Ratio: 4.9
Notable Strikes :
SEP 18 '20 62.5 C had 4502.0 VLM and 8191 OI.
SEP 18 '20 65.0 C had 7679.0 VLM and 8435 OI.
OCT 16 '20 70.0 C had 1230 VLM and 1470 OI.
News :
2020-08-28 12:32:19 - Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Pools, Dell
(Reuters Breakingviews) - Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.
2020-08-28 08:52 - Price Over Earnings Overview: Dell Technologies
In the current session, Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DELL) is trading at $66.09, after a 5.44% rise. Over the past month, the stock …
Potential Sympathy Stocks for DELL
QNC-CV, POSI3-BR, NYXO, LNVGY
My Impression :
Dell is running up after having good earnings. The Multiple over ADV, calls at Ask %, and C/P ratio all look good. I’ll be researching this one over the weekend to see if it’s worth an investment.
Second Momentum Stock Pick -
Ticker : NTNX 28.015 +6.315,(+29.1%) Earnings : 2020-12-01
Name : Nutanix, Inc.
Industry : Packaged Software, Sector : Technology Services
Option Information -
Today’s Option Volume: 105251, OptionOI: 183891
Multiple of ADV: 9, ADV: 11956
Total Calls: 84873, Total Puts: 20378
Calls at Ask: 56.5%, Calls at Bid: 27.7%
Puts at Ask: 34.1%, Puts at Bid: 47.5%
C/P Ratio: 4.2
Notable Strikes :
SEP 04 '20 28.0 C had 2291.0 VLM and 145 OI.
SEP 04 '20 30.0 C had 4657.0 VLM and 297 OI.
SEP 18 '20 25.0 C had 7604 VLM and 7135 OI.
SEP 18 '20 28.0 C had 4216 VLM and 151 OI.
JAN 21 '22 47.5 C had 2008 VLM and 171 OI.
JAN 21 '22 50.0 C had 1430 VLM and 792 OI.
News :
2020-08-28 11:50 - Nutanix stock rockets toward best day on record though analysts warn of uncertainty ahead
Nutanix Inc. shares are up 28% in Friday morning and on track for their largest single-day percentage gain on record after the company topped earnings…
2020-08-28 09:31 - Thinking about trading options or stock in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, BMC Stock Holdings Inc, Nutanix Inc, or Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd?
NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AMD, ABT, BMCH, NTNX, and RCL. Click a link below then choose between in-depth options trade idea report or a stock score report. Options Report – Ideal trade ideas on up to seven different…
Potential Sympathy Stocks for NTNX
PPPS, PPRG, PPMH, DDOG
My Impression :
This stock had a massive run up. A lot of the call volume is ITM. I’ll be watching for a pull back on this one after such a great run up before thinking about investing. With such a large run up the C/P ratio is lower reflecting some are anticipating a drop. It’ll be interesting to see how much of the volume sticks into OI on Monday.
CLASSIC UNUSUAL OPTION ACTIVITY -
First Classic UOA Stock Pick -
Ticker : AMBA 51.98 +2.8,(+5.69%), Earnings : 2020-09-02
Name : Ambarella, Inc.
Sector : Electronic Technology, Industry : Semiconductors
Option Information :
2020-09-18 57.5 C - 1,281 @ 1.45 were traded at 10:37 as a BLOCK Spot Price: 50.95
2020-09-18 57.5 C - 900 @ 1.90 were traded at 14:32 as a BLOCK Spot Price: 51.81
News :
No news.
Potential Sympathy Stocks for AMBA
INTC, NVDA, TXN, QCOM
Second Classic UOA Stock Pick -
Ticker : ALBO 27.16 -0.29,( -1.06%), Earnings : 2020-11-17
Name : Albireo Pharma, Inc.
Sector : Health Technology, Industry : Pharmaceuticals: Other
Option Information :
2020-09-18 40.0 C - 1,000 @ 4.00 were traded at 15:47 as a BLOCK Spot Price: 27.06
News :
No news for today.
Potential Sympathy Stocks for ALBO
OCX, OGEN, OMMH, OCUL
Upcoming Events for Next Trading Day -
Here you can find a full list of tomorrow's events with explanations.
Thanks for reading.
DISCLAIMER – These are my observations that I have made at the end of each day and trades that I am considering placing or watching. I am not responsible for your financial losses if you follow any of these trades. As always, do your due diligence.
Company Summary : DELL
Dell Technologies, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of information technology hardware, software, and service solutions through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The ISG segment includes servers, networking, and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ISG hardware. The CSG segment consists of sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products, and notebooks. The VMware segment provides compute, cloud management, networking and security, storage and availability, and other end-user computing offerings. The company was founded by Michael Saul Dell in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, TX.
Company Summary : NTNX
Nutanix, Inc. engages in the provision of enterprise virtualization and storage solutions. It specializes in cloud operating system that converges traditional silos of server, virtualization, storage, and networking into one integrated solution and unifies private and public cloud into a single software fabric. Its products are offered through the Acropolis and Prism brands. The company was founded by Dheeraj Pandey, Ajeet Singh, and Mohit Aron in 2009 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.
Company Summary : AMBA
Ambarella, Inc. engages in the development and sale of video compression, image processing, and computer vision solutions. It offers processors and software that cater to end markets including security cameras, automotive cameras, industrial and robotic applications, and consumer applications. The company was founded by Feng Ming Wang and Leslie D. Kohn on January 15, 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
Company Summary : ALBO
Albireo Pharma, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of bile acid modulators for the treatment of orphan pediatric liver diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. It pipeline products include Odevixibat, A3384, and Elobixibat. The company was founded by Jan Peter Mattsson and Per-Göran Gillberg on December 8, 2003 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.
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VERY VIVID DREAM

My dream two nights ago:
Please bare with me I know this is long.
There’s a lot but it’s because I wrote every detail down when I woke up.
I have edited it for grammar mistakes and for the sake of making it easier to understand. The language is the same as directions for a film. I’m very good at capturing details. Please, please take the time if you have it. It’s worth it, I hope!
This comes the second night of my tolerance break from smoking a lot of pot everyday. The first night I didn’t sleep at all and had nightmares every time I did fall asleep.
I would love feedback as this is the most vivid dream I’ve had in years!
Also I had no control over what happened. This was not a lucid dream.
I’m technically watching from third person point of view. Like a camera following the action. Except I know I’m the scrawny tall kid. Same kind of look as Jaeden Martell from the movie It.
I’m with my three best friends. I’ve never actually seen these kids in real life before, nor do I look like the scrawny kid that I’m playing as in this dream. There’s no showmance or love interests between any of us.
The two girls have older styled hair like nineties “poof” for bangs, maybe it’s right at start of the 90s decade.
My best friend is short, chubby with curly brown hair and freckles. He wears a red shirt and light blue cargo shorts. I’m in a dark blue shirt and grey shorts. The taller girl is blond with yellow hair and light pink tank top blouse. The other girl is chubbier in the face with puberty boobs. She’s in a light yellow tee.
We’re all probably 8th graders maybe freshman in high school. No older or younger. I wish I could voice what they sounded like. It’s so distinct in my head.
We go to the abandoned building, known as the Center, at our middle school because we hear of ghosts being there at night (it’s very vague why we’re here. I’m only assuming that’s why the dream started here).
It’s an actual middle school I recognize. It’s St. Louis School in Lowell, Ma. “Center” is what we called it after we turned our church into an repurposed event building for school plays and other things. Picture a long wide empty complex meant to hold probably 400 people. It used to have pews and a stage at one of the building. I’m in college now. I graduated middle school in 2014.
We go there at night and it transforms into this casino/museum/mansion/hotel. I could draw it if I had the patience.
The ghosts are everywhere. They’re not all old corpses or scary. Some are young looking and healthy. They look like regular humans not transparent ghouls. They’re dressed in different outfits from different decades but it isn’t clear what time period they’re from.
No one is from a super old time period so no romans or vikings. It’s like old American. No pilgrims. Their party is only there for a glimpse like a montage scene. The group and I aren’t there for that part.
I’ve had this dream before. I swear I have.
Then the ghosts go away and the Center is left as a wreck. Like after a huge party trashed. There’s old paintings covered up by big grey sheets/cloths and there are columns cracked and old like it’s been YEARS since that said party happened.
There’s a bunch of old coins and chips stacked on the floor and sprawled across it. There’s big heavy dark red curtains that fell from where they hung near the back walls.
It’s dark now, the lighting comes from high windows but it’s dimly lit. Still easy to see like watching a film in a dark theater. The windows are stain glass with different colors but the light remains consistently white balanced.
We’re not really walking a lot, we run but the camera angle I have is very steady and paced to a slower rhythm.
At one side of the center is an alter but it’s not religious it’s more of a stage that has marble stairs. We don’t go here till the end.
It’s not really scary ghost - until the end. It’s more of a fascination and fun adventure vibe.
We go to the hallway that’s opposite the stage and it’s got different rooms setup like classrooms.
We’re in this room with a huge statue that hums and she’s the first ghost we meet. She’s made of old red clay. Very Egyptian vibe. She’s beautiful but she can’t move her body except her neck and slight facial gestures. She’s very sweet and smiles at us a lot. She’s stuck in a red clay bird cage. The room itself is made of old red clay bricks too. It’s dusty.
She has us cling to the sides of her cage (again, when I have the time I can draw it), and we’re told a poem or something of a riddle. The floor opens underneath us and we’re dropped and plummet. We’re super scared at first.
We don’t understand how we’re back where we started in the dream. We go back to the hallway and repeat this again.
Skinny me figures out we need to find her something. I cannot remember what we needed to do, but I knew we had to go back to her. We drop again and we’re not going to the center we fall in a dusty red mud brick room like an egyptian grave. We had to do a task for her I cannot remember.
Then we go over to the librarian ghost that’s parallel to the Clay Room. He tells us we have to find a certain book. He’s kind of like a pervert and gets really close to my face. The camera view is a close up shot. He’s got a blue and yellow aura but for the most part he’s human looking. He looks like Paul Giamatti from Big Fat Liar.
Back to finding his book. It’s a white little soft cover book like the old books that have browning paper. The library space is so small and messy and books fill the floors. You can’t get to the back of the room because of the mounds of books stacked. We’re discouraged at first because we think the book he wants will be impossible to find.
Then I realize we have to climb a stack of books behind the door and then hold on to the door and try our best to stretch up and grab the white book with the little boy’s face in the middle of a golden circle.
I almost fall and it’s scary. The pedo librarian becomes somewhat dark and impatient now. I finally make a last ditch effort and grab the book.
From there we go to this other woman who’s a real OG ghost. She’s in a big poofy dress and also hums to herself. She’s transparent blue with some hues of baby blue but mostly dark navy and there are some pieces of her outfit that are black. It’s like a school uniform but dramatic. She’s around her 20s.
She asks us to do some task but I can’t remember it. We see a younger ghost that looks like the daughter from the Adam’s Family. She’s lighter blue and some black to her outfit. She resembles the ghost lady. We don’t make any connections.
The girl walks silently by but not in a creepy way. She’s kind of cute. Whatever we needed to get the ghost we get it. We do it.
And then she tells us a riddle about age and pipes and spinning the time that shrieks. It makes us confused so we play with the old, white-coated pipes that are built in the rooms around us. It’s a boiler room that’s at the end of the hallway in between the Clay Room and library. The pips have red circular handles that you’re able to turn. The ghost spins them easily without even touching them but we can’t seem to budge them.
Me and my boy best friend are so focused on the red wheels on the left side of the room while the girls split up and go to the other side.
The ghost is frustrated with us and it’s only when it mentions something about [i cannot remember what] and her ghost powers spin the pipes red handles that the two girls seem to get it.
The ghost leaves the room slowly and goes down the hallway. Find me when you’re done! She’s frustrated but somehow we know she’ll be at the stage at the opposite side of the Center.
Us boys find something? And we think we figured the riddle out.
Cut scene: we’re in front of the ghost at the stage.
We’re just finishing up singing “Happy birthday to you.”
We thought the ghost just wanted to be sung to and thought people forgot her birthday. The ghost is really confused and pissed off now. Her powers shake the whole Center.
The girls yell from behind us and the camera stays near us boys but the focus shifts to the middle of the Center.
“This what you wanted?” It’s the little blue ghost. It’s a younger form of the ghost herself. Or it’s her sister?
But oh! The ghost is happy and leaves them alone but the Center is already collapsing and fired start from her power.
Now those ghosts that were at the party are coming at us. They want more tasks done for them. We run and hide in the Clay room. We decide we can’t stay here forever and leave by falling through the floor like we did earlier. The Clay lady is the only one who’s not a dick to us.
We are dropped back to the Center and see it is an even bigger mess now. Random silverware scattered. Black and white feather scarves tattered. The red drapes have black smoke coming off them and fires start behind certain areas of the columns. Cracks form on the walls.
We are now running on a fancy rug of red and gold and end up in a new hallway decked out with gilded wall frames and paintings. Jazzy 20s music eerily plays from one of those weird looking record players with the big fancy horn on it.
We run into a new ghost, a casino host “help me with these tickets!”
And then two hostess with grey skin from the 30s “we need to make cocktails!”
And then some zombies that are just aging corpses and one grabs my arm. He speaks but he’s inaudible. We turn to run further down what feels like a forever hallway.
I don’t remember how or if we get out.
Cut scene.
I’m alone and in the middle school academic building. It’s day time and kids and teachers fill classrooms. I’m still the scrawny boy but my gang isn’t with me.
I’m running through the halls (it’s weirdly a perfect transition scene from how we were running in the Center).
I see this 5th grader who had a crush on me when I was actually in 8th grade. She swoons as she exits a classroom and sees me. Parallel to her this kid from high school walks out. He also was obsessed with me. I yell at him, “Fuck you his name.”
The next door I go through is a pre-K classroom. I see my pre-k teacher with a bunch of kids. I yell “Hi Mrs. Beth! I miss you.” And she gives a genuine smirk that she usually gives. She’s standing in the center of the room and was bent over helping kids with crafts before I came in.
I run up stairs to the third floor and realize I have to go back down to go out. For some reason I couldn’t go out the front door. I’m stopped by a teacher who looks like spring semester English Professor from Boston and the ghost librarian combined.
He’s rude and aggressive and wants to know what I’m doing and doesn’t leave me alone. He’s basically the strict asshole teachers of a catholic middle school who’s only sense of power comes from controlling kids.
I run from him and tell him I have no time to waste. I run to the opposite stair case and the teacher tries to grab my arm. I think thats totally crossing the line and yell at him to let go.
For some reason he can’t just let me be and is mad that I’m not letting him know what I’m doing.
He begins to lecture me about respect and I interrupt with a “shut the fuck up!”
I run down the stairs and even jump a few steps to the platforms. “When I get you I’m going-“ I interrupt again with “oh yeah, how fast can you get down these stairs?”
I run outside and the wind is strong and the sky is partly cloudy and red with even darker red clouds. A storm is brewing. Somethings wrong. This isn’t the real world it’s scarier.
I run around the building. I think my best bet is to trick the asshole into thinking I’m far gone when in reality I’m just around the corner. I step down the six steps that lead to the basement door. I hide there pushed up against the wall that will hopefully hide me from him. I can hear his footsteps.
I am the camera view again. I see how out of breath skinny me freaking out.
His footsteps get closer...
But then I woke up.
Ive had a dream in this center before. I remember its layout.
Thank you to everyone who actually read! I appreciate you so much.
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Things To Do: May 20th - 26th

Happy Victoria Day everyone! Here's our usual list of events to kick off your week. We also post things to do ideas on our app (iOS, Android, Website) and Instagram

Monday May 20th
Catch the Victoria Day Fireworks @ Various Locations
Snoop Dogg & Friends @ REBEL | 8 PM
The Strokes @ Budweiser Stage | 7 PM
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox @ Rogers Centre | 1 PM
Armin Van Buuren @ Cabana Pool Bar | 1 PM
Emotional Oranges @ Mod Club Theatre | 8 PM
Artfest Toronto @ Distillery District | 11 AM
Tuesday May 21st
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox @ Rogers Centre | 7 PM
Raptors vs. Bucks Game 4 @ Scotiabank Arena | 8 PM
MaRS at Collision 2019 @ Enercare Centre | 9 AM
LANY @ REBEL | 7 PM
Toronto Marlies 2019 Playoffs v Charlotte Checkers- Rd 3 Hm Gm 1 @ Coca-Cola Coliseum | 7 PM
Raptors vs. Bucks Tailgate @ Maple Leafs Square | 6:30 PM
Wednesday May 22nd
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox @ Rogers Centre | 7 PM
Enrique Iglesias @ Fallsview Casino | 8 PM
Hemmingways Anniversary Party - 39 Years @ Hemingway's | 5 PM
Architects: Holy Hell North America @ The Danforth Music Hall | 6 PM
Thursday May 23rd
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox @ Rogers Centre | 12 PM
Billy Raffoul @ The Drake Hotel | 8 PM
Toronto Marlies 2019 Playoffs v Charlotte Checkers- Rd 3 Hm Gm 2 @ Coca-Cola Coliseum | 7 PM
Raptors vs. Bucks Tailgate @ Maple Leafs Square | 6:30 PM
Friday May 24th
Gerry Dee - 20th Anniversary Tour @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts | 8 PM
Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Diego Padres @ Rogers Centre | 7 PM
Toronto Poutine Fest 2019 @ Yonge-Dundas Square | 11 AM
Lolo Zouai: High Highs To Low Lows Tour with Jean Deaux @ Velvet Underground | 8 PM
Toronto Marlies 2019 Playoffs - Rd 3 Hm Gm 3 If Necessary @ Coca-Cola Coliseum | 7 PM
Fast in the 6 @ Nathan Phillips Square | 7 PM
Toronto Poutine Fest 2019 @ Yonge-Dundas Square | 11 AM
Saturday May 25th
Hypnotist Jason Cyrus LIVE @ Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts | 8 PM
Iliza: Elder Millennial @ Sony Centre for the Performing Arts | 7 PM
Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Diego Padres @ Rogers Centre | 3 PM
CBC Music Festival @ RBC Echo Beach | 1 PM
East Conf. Finals Gm 6: Bucks at Raptors Rd 3 Hm Gm CIf Necessary @ Scotiabank Arena | 8 PM
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano @ Noir | 10 PM
Juice WRLD Death Race For Lovetour @ Coca-Cola Coliseum | 8 PM
Raptors vs. Bucks Tailgate @ Maple Leafs Square | 6:30 PM
Toronto Poutine Fest 2019 @ Yonge-Dundas Square | 11 AM
Sunday May 26th
The Distillers @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre | 8 PM
Toronto Blue Jays vs. San Diego Padres @ Rogers Centre | 1 PM
Toronto FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes @ BMO Field | 7 PM
Florence and the Machine: The High as Hope Tour 2019 @ Budweiser Stage | 7 PM
Orchestra Toronto: Primavera @ George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts | 3 PM
Toronto Poutine Fest 2019 @ Yonge-Dundas Square | 11 AM ​

Ongoing Events
CONTACT Photography Festival @ Various Venues | on until May 31st
Museum Of Illusions: Various Events @ Museum of Illusions
Films @ Bell Lightbox @ TIFF Bell Lightbox | Various Movies! Purchase tickets ahead of time!
The Moon: A voyage through time @ Aga Khan Museum | on until Aug 19
Ai Weiwei: Unbroken @ Gardiner Museum | on until Jun 9

Weekly Freebies & Discounts
ROM, free admission for post-secondary students @ The ROM | Every Tues
Gardiner Museum, free admission for post-secondary students @ Gardiner Museum | Every Tues 4-9PM
Aga Khan Museum, free admission @ Aga Khan Museum | Every Wed 4-8PM
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), free admission @ AGO | Every Wed 6-9PM
Bata Shoe Museum, pay what you can @ Bata Shoe Museum | Every Thurs 5-8PM
Gardiner Museum, half price @ Gardiner Museum | Every Fri 4-9PM

Fun Ideas
Board game cafes & bars | Where you can get your board game on
Cheap Date Ideas | Awesome dates don't have to cost a fortune
Spring Getaway Idea | If you like to spend time in nature
Spa Escapes | 10 ideas for spa escapes
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MPX Bioceutical Corp. (MPX/MPXEF) - Geographic Footprint and Addressable Markets

MPX Bioceutical Corp. (MPX/MPXEF) - Geographic Footprint and Addressable Markets
https://mpxbioceutical.com/investors/
I wanted to get a better understanding of MPX Bioceutical's U.S. footprint and addressable markets
MPX hasn't updated their investor presentation since November 06, 2017 (Slide 8 for MPX Operations) so I used press releases, old interviews/investor calls, and cursory Google searches.
I suck at formatting so apologies in advance.
Arizona
*MPX Dispensary Distribution: https://imgur.com/Xs3otSd *MPX-Owned Dispensaries: https://imgur.com/bPQutTc *Health for Life Locations *The Holistic Center *Melting Point Extracts - Arizona Locations
Current Market Share in Arizona (March 28, 2018) - 24:12 ~7-8%
MPX Concentrates Dispensary Distribution
  1. Health for Life (Crismon) - Mesa, AZ (MPX-Owned) 9949 E Apache Trail, Mesa, AZ 85207 (Opened April 6, 2018)
  2. Health for Life (East) - Mesa, AZ (MPX-Owned) 7343 S 89th Pl, Mesa, AZ 85212
  3. Health for Life (North) - Mesa, AZ (MPX-Owned) 5550 E McDowell Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215
  4. The Holistic Center AZ - Phoeniz, AZ (MPX-Owned) 21035 N Cave Creek Rd C-5, Phoenix, AZ 85024
  5. Catalina Hills Care - Tucson, AZ 12152 N Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
  6. Green Hills Patient Center - Show Low, AZ 3191 S White Mountain Rd, Show Low, AZ 85901
  7. High Desert Healing - Lake Havasu, AZ 1691 Industrial Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
  8. Kompo - Taylor, AZ 600 Centennial Blvd, Snowflake, AZ 85937
  9. Leaf Life - Casa Grande, AZ 1860 N Salk Dr B1, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
  10. Metro Meds - Phoenix, AZ 10040 N Metro Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ 85051
  11. OASIS - Chandler, AZ 26427 S Arizona Ave #8223, Chandler, AZ 85248
  12. The Good Dispensary - Mesa, AZ 1842 W Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202
  13. The Mint Dispensary - Tempe, AZ 5210 S Priest Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283
  14. The Prime Leaf - Tucson, AZ 4220 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
  15. Uncle Herbs Dispensary - Payson, AZ 200 N Tonto St, Payson, AZ 85541
  16. Urban Greenhouse - Phoenix, AZ 2630 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  17. Yavapai Herbal Services - Cottonwood, AZ 675 E State Route 89A Cottonwood, AZ 86326
  18. Botanica - Tucson, AZ 6205 N Travel Center Drive Tucson, AZ 85741
Relocated Production Facility: North Mesa, AZ
Annual Capacity
*Phase One - 150,000 grams of MPX-branded products (Currently in Operation) *Phase Two - 400,000+ grams (Scheduled for completion in calendar Q3 2018) *Phase Three - 800,000+ grams (Schedule for completion in calendar Q4 2018)
New production facility will increase production capacity 2-4x: 11:31 , 25:11
March 05, 2018 - MPX Signs Definitive Agreement to Expand Its Footprint in Arizona -
  • “This acquisition represents a solid addition to our industry and presence in Arizona, a State that offers MPX one of the best-regulated, yet industry-supportive markets in the country,” said W. Scott Boyes, MPX’s Chairman, President and CEO. “The entities being acquired have recorded trailing 12-month revenues of US$15 million and EBITDA of approximately US$3.5 million and its results will be immediately accretive to MPX earnings. Furthermore, the acquired companies are well-managed and will allow both parties to share best practises and benefit from the ability to share purchase economies. With the pending opening of our Apache Junction dispensary, the addition of the Holistic Center, will bring the number of dispensaries managed by MPX in the greater Phoenix market to four, will more than double our cultivation capacity and will materially complement our management team in the State. Adding to our critical mass of operations, this acquisition will add to MPX’s ability to benefit from purchasing economies, spread the administrative overhead costs over a larger revenue base and provide cash flows to support additional growth.”
April 03, 2018 - Mpx Enjoys Record Monthly Revenue of Cdn$5.2 Million in Arizona
  • Beth Stavola, COO and President of MPX’s U.S. operations, adds “With our fourth dispensary opening soon in the Apache Junction suburb and our expanded concentrate production facilities coming on-stream this month, we expect to see our Arizona revenues continue to expand over the next several fiscal quarters. The Arizona program is well-regulated by AZDHS, the patient count continues to grow, the supply and cost of flower and trim for re-sale and concentrate production is excellent and, while the Phoenix area market is increasingly competitive, retail prices and margins remain attractive. This is a great state for MPX to conduct business in.”
April 09, 2018 - MPX Adds a Fourth Dispensary in Phoenix and Triples Capacity for MPX Concentrate Production in Arizona
TORONTO, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MPX Bioceutical Corporation (“MPX” or the “Company”) (CSE:MPX) (OTC:MPXEF) is pleased to announce that the official opening of the its newest “Health for Life” medical marijuana dispensary in the Metropolitan Phoenix area, located at the junction of E. Main and Crimson in the suburb of Apache Junction. This brings the number of dispensaries under MPX management in Arizona’s Sun Valley to four. The Crimson dispensary will meet the needs of patients in this comparatively underserviced southeast quadrant of the region by making available the full spectrum of MPX concentrates, an extensive variety of cannabis flower, and a broad selection of 3rd party, processed cannabis-infused edibles.
The Company also announces that it has relocated the processing and production of MPX concentrates to a new location in North Mesa. Phase one of the build-out at this facility, now in operation, will immediately double the current production capacity of MPX-branded products in Arizona to approximately 150,000 grams annually. The second phase scheduled for completion early in calendar Q3 will increase potential production to over 400,000 grams per year and the final phase expected in calendar Q4 will result in annualized capacity increasing to a total in excess of 800,000 grams annually with a wholesale value (at current prices) of approximately US$18 million.
Arizona Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers:
*- 152,979 (Current through 12/31/17)
*- 162,528 (March 2018) , Reports
Arizona is the 14th most populous state - 7,016,270 (Population estimate, July 1, 2017)
Phoenix is the fifth most populated city
Population: 1,615,017 (2016 estimate) , U.S. Census Bureau , World Population Review
Nevada
*MPX Dispensary Distribution (Nevada): https://imgur.com/l3SoaWl *MPX Dispensary Distribution (Las Vegas, Nevada): https://imgur.com/J9rM7JU *(Greenmart of Nevada - Where To Find Us) *[(Acquired October 13, 2017](https://www.newcannabisventures.com/bcc-finalizes-17-8mm-greenmart-nevada-cannabis-producer-purchase/
  • January 31, 2018 - 4:27 - 30,000 sq. ft. cultivation and laboratory for MPX concentrates
  • March 28, 2018 - 11:46
In Nevada, our production capacity has been limited by the availability of raw material, of biomass. And most of our product produced there has been sold 2-3 weeks in advance.
MPX Dispensary Distribution *Melting Point Extracts - Nevada Locations *(Greenmart of Nevada - Where To Find Us)
  1. Acres Cannabis - Las Vegas, NV 2320 Western Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  2. Black Jack Collective Delivery - Las Vegas, NV 1860 Western Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  3. Blum - Reno, NV 1085 S. Virginia St. Suite A Reno, NV 89502
  4. Blum Western - Las Vegas, NV 1921 Western Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  5. Blum Decatur - Las Vegas, NV 3650 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
  6. Blum Desert Inn - Las Vegas, NV 1130 E Desert Inn Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  7. Canopi (Southwest) - Las Vegas, NV 6540 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139
  8. Cannacopia - Las Vegas, NV 6332 S Rainbow Blvd #105, Las Vegas, NV 89118
  9. Deep Roots Harvest - Mesquite, NV 195 Willis Carrier Canyon, Mesquite, NV 89034
  10. Essence (Henderson) - Henderson, NV 4300 E. Sunset Road Suite A3 Henderson, NV 89014
  11. Essence (Las Vegas Strip) - Las Vegas, NV 2307 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
  12. Essence (West) - Las Vegas, NV 5765 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103
  13. Euphoria Wellness, Las Vegas, NV 7780 S Jones Blvd, Ste 105 Las Vegas, NV 89139-6489
  14. Inyo Fine Cannabis - Las Vegas, NV 2520 S Maryland Pkwy #2, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  15. Jardin - Las Vegas, NV 2900 E Desert Inn Rd #102, Las Vegas, NV 89121
  16. Jenny's Dispensary (North Las Vegas) - North Las Vegas, NV 5530 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89130
  17. Jenny's Dispensary (Henderson) - Henderson, NV 10420 S Eastern Ave, Henderson, NV 89052
  18. Las Vegas Releaf - Las Vegas, NV 2244 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89104
  19. Nevada Wellness Center - Las Vegas, NV 3200 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  20. NuLeaf (Lake Tahoe) - Lake Tahoe, NV 877 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village, NV 89451
  21. NuLeaf (Las Vegas) - Las Vegas, NV 430 E Twain Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169
  22. Oasis Cannabis - Las Vegas, NV 1800 Industrial Rd #180, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  23. Reef Western - Las Vegas, NV 3400 Western Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  24. Rise Dispensary - Carson City, NV 135 E Clearview Dr #119, Carson City, NV 89701
  25. Sierra Wellness Connection (Reno) - Reno, NV 1605 E 2nd St #103, Reno, NV 89502
  26. Sierra Wellness Connection (Carson City) - Carson City, NV 2765 US Highway 50E Carson City, NV 89701
  27. Silver Sage Wellness - Las Vegas, NV 4626 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89102
  28. The Apothecarium - Las Vegas, NV 7885 W. Sahara Ave #112 Las Vegas, NV 89117
  29. The Apothecary Shoppe - Las Vegas, NV 4240 W. Flamingo Rd. No. 100 Las Vegas, NV 89103
  30. The Dispensary (Decatur) - Las Vegas, NV 5347 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118
  31. The Dispensary (Henderson) - Henderson, NV 50 N Gibson Rd #170, Henderson, NV 89014
  32. The Dispensary (Reno) - Reno, NV 100 W. Plumb Lane Reno, NV 89509
  33. The Grove - Las Vegas, NV 4647 Swenson Street Las Vegas, NV 89119
  34. The Source (Henderson) - Henderson, NV 9480 S Eastern Ave #185, Las Vegas, NV 89123
  35. The Source (Las Vegas) - Las Vegas, NV 2550 S Rainbow Blvd #8, Las Vegas, NV 89146
  36. Thrive (Downtown) - Las Vegas, NV 1112 S Commerce St, Las Vegas, NV 89102
  37. Thrive (North Las Vegas) - Las Vegas, NV 2755 W Cheyenne Ave #103, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
  38. Top Notch THC - Las Vegas, NV 5630 Stephanie St, Las Vegas, NV 89122
  39. Zen Leaf - Las Vegas, NV 9120 W Post Rd #103, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Population: 2,998,039 (Population estimate, July 1, 2017
U.S. Census Bureau
Nevada Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers:
*- 23,489 (Current through 12/31/17)
*- 21,759 (February 2018) , Reports
Nevada is the 34th most populous state - 2,998,039 (Population estimate, July 1, 2017)
Las Vegas is the 28th-most populated city
Population: 632.912 (2016 estimate) , U.S. Census Bureau , World Population Review
Las Vegas Tourism
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority - Las Vegas Visitor Statistics *- Year End Summary for 2017: 42,214,200 *- Year-to-Date Summary 2018 (As of Apr 20, 2018) - 10,274,100
Massachusetts
*MPX Dispensary Distribution (Massachusetts): https://imgur.com/pIN0pAA
*MPX Dispensary Distribution (New England): https://imgur.com/wk3e4Hs
  • Dispensaries 2 of 3 dispensaries disclosed: Fall River, Attleborough
  • Production Facility: Fall River, MA (40,000 - 50,000 sq. ft. cultivation and production facility)
  • Dispensaries: 3 (Approved for building, 1 in Fall River, 1 in Attleborough, 1 still being targeted)
  • 3rd dispensary targets:
  • October 14, 2017 - 34:08 - Near Wynn Casino, 34:50 - Third dispensary target: "Near Revere, not right in the city itself"
  • January 31, 2018 - 6:13 - "Right now we are searching for third location. We've got a number of really good prospects there."
  • March 28, 2018 - 16:29 - "I think we're pretty close on number three. It is a great location and I'm gonna refrain from mentioning the town but it's a great population."
MPX-owned Dispensaries
  1. Cannatech Medicinals, Inc.,- Fall River 160 Hartwell St, Fall River, MA 02721 (Under construction) April 11, 2018 - Patch.com
  2. Cannatech Medicinals, Inc.,- Attoboro 220 Oneil Blvd, Attleboro, MA 02703 (Under construction)
The company, which is building a facility to grow and process marijuana for medicine, sold 51 percent of its real estate and management companies to The Canadian Bioceutical Corp., for $5.1 million. The agreement was announced Tuesday.
The company is in the process of building a 50,000-square-foot facility on Innovation Way, next door to Amazon and Mass Biologics, the medical research and testing facility run by the University of Massachusetts.
  • TORONTO, Ontario, June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Bioceutical Corporation (the “Company” or “BCC”) (CSE:BCC) (OTC:CBICF) today announced that further to its press release of April 4, 2017, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary CGX Life Sciences, Inc. (CGX), has completed the acquisition of a 51% interest in IMT, LLC and Fall River Developments, LLC (“FRD”), Massachusetts registered companies active in the cannabis space.
The marijuana industry has become a popular spot for Fall River.
According to MPX Bioceutical Corp, construction of a 40,000 square foot marijuana cultivation/processing facility on Innovation Way in Fall River, Massachusetts is targeted to be complete in the summer of this year with cultivation beginning in the third quarter of 2018. Cannatech Medicinals, who is owned by MPX Bioceutical Corp, has been working on the facility next to Amazon.
They have also commenced construction on the first of three dispensaries in Massachusetts, including one at 160 Hartwell Street in Fall River near the Applebee’s restaurant. The Hartwell Street location will get their supply from the Innovation Way facility.
CannaTech Medicinals; Hope, Heal, Health; and Northeast Alternatives will all be in the running for licenses to grow and sell marijuana for the recreational market. Recreational sales are scheduled to start July 1.
CannaTech Medicinals is building a 50,000-square-foot growing facility and processing laboratory in the biopark on Innovation Way. It is also building a dispensary off Hartwell Street.
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers:
*- 45,505 (Current through 12/31/17)
*- 48,265 - (March 31 2018) - Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program snapshot
Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program snapshot
  • Under "RMD information", the current status of all registered marijuana dispensaries and applicants through April 27 2018 - Entries #35-37 - Cannatech Medicinals, Inc.:
*- Only two of three have "Proposed Dispensary Locations" (Fall River, Attleboro)
*- No siting profile has been submitted for the third dispensary yet, invited to submit on December 12, 2017 (same date as Attleboro)
Massachusetts is the 15th most populous state
Boston is the 22nd most populated city in the U.S. and most populated in New England
Population: 673,184 (2016 estimate) , U.S. Census Bureau ,
Not to mention the populations from surrounding states and tourism.
Maryland
*- Managing dispensaries under Health for Life brand
*- MPX-Owned Dispensary Distribution (Maryland): https://imgur.com/KrcT0g4
*- Melting Point Extracts - Maryland Locations (None available yet)
From the press releases below, I gather:
  • 1 production facility in Gaithersburg/Montgomery Country (through Rosebud Organics/Budding Rose, Inc.) (January 8, 2018) - No square footage provided. However,
  • January 08, 2018 - The facility is completely built-out and when fully operational will be capable of producing 825,000 grams of MPX-branded cannabis concentrates per annum.
*- Possibly at: 4909 Fairmont Ave Bethesda, MD 20814
*- Under "Pre-Approved Dispensaries": GreenMart of Maryland (District 6: Baltimore County)
*- Under "Pre-Approved Dispensaries": LMS Wellness BLLC (District 8: Baltimore County)
*- Under "Pre-Approved Dispensaries": Budding Rose, LLC (District 16: Montgomery County)
*- Under "Licensed Processors (as of April 10, 2018): Rosebud Organics LLC (Montgomery County)
*- Under "Pre-Approved Processors": Rosebud Organics, LLC (Montgomery County)
I'm guessing that they will be selling MPX concentrates through these dispensaries as they have done in Arizona and Nevada once their production facility is operational. I'll wait for the press release and theMelting Point Extracts site to update before factoring that into their footprint.
  • MPX Bioceutical Corporation (the “Company” or “MPX”) (CSE:MPX) (OTC:MPXEF) today announced that the Company, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, S8 Management, LLC (“S8 Management”), is entering into a management agreement (the “Management Agreement”) with LMS Wellness, Benefit LLC (“LMS”) which will result in MPX building and managing a full service medical cannabis dispensary in the White Marsh suburb of Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo caption: A medical marijuana company has signed a lease for the space at 4909 Fairmont Ave., next to the mural.
A medical marijuana dispensary is coming to a long-dormant space on Fairmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda.
Rich Greenberg, of Greenhill Capital, which owns the building, said Budding Rose LLC signed the lease for the roughly 1,900-square-foot space about six months ago. He said work is ongoing to fit out the interior to meet the dispensary’s needs, and he wasn’t sure when the shop would be ready to open.
The management agreements with Budding Rose and Rosebud will result in MPX subsidiaries now operating three medical cannabis enterprises in the State of Maryland. The first management agreement with LMS Wellness, Benefit LLC was announced on December 12, 2017. Rosebud is one of only 14 licenses issued to process cannabis derivatives in the State of Maryland. The facility is completely built-out and when fully operational will be capable of producing 825,000 grams of MPX-branded cannabis concentrates per annum.
Budding Rose will operate a dispensary in a high-traffic area of downtown Bethesda, Maryland, in close proximity to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center and National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland is located within the Capital Beltway and is one of the wealthiest communities in the Capital Region. The dispensary is currently under construction and is expected to be operational in late February of this year.
GreenMart will operate a dispensary, under the “Health for Life” brand, in a high-traffic area of Baltimore, Maryland, situated off of North Point Road in the community of Colgate. The location is conveniently located near Interstate Routes 695, 95 and US Route 40 and a 15-minute drive from Baltimore’s Inner Harbour, Canton Waterfront, Federal Hill, and Fells Point. Within 2 miles of the location sits Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, a teaching hospital within the world renowned John Hopkins Health System. GreenMart has been welcomed and supported by the community leaders of Colgate. The dispensary is currently under construction and is expected to be operational in April 2018 of this year.
Maryland Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers:
*- 18,000+ (Current through 12/15/17)
*- 17,000+ (March 20, 2018)
  • More than 17,000 consumers in Maryland have registered for medical marijuana.
Maryland is the 19th most populated state - 6,052,177 (Population estimate, July 1, 2017) , U.S. Census Bureau
Baltimore is the 30th most populated city
Population: 614,664 (2016 estimate) , U.S. Census Bureau , World Population Review
Training/staffing/spreading themselves too thin:
*- March 28, 2018 - 25:56
Future Targets *- January 31, 2018 - 10:03 *- November 2017 Presentation: Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio
California *- March 28, 2018 - March MPX Bioceutical Q3 Investor Call: March 8, 2018 California 15:53, 33:45
Ohio *- March 28, 2018 - 14:32 - Five applications in Ohio.
New Jersey
*- January 25, 2018 - Beth Stavola, MPX COO is invited by NJ Governor Murphy as a Marijuana Industry Leader during the signing of an executive order which would ease access to medical marijuana in the State.
*- 1:14 - "Beth, this one is for you. You represent not just you but the whole industry"
*- January 31, 2018 - [Beth Stavola MPX Bioceuticals Interview with New Cannabis Ventures - 10:14](https://youtu.be/Mffwj_sP7T0?t=10m14s]
*- March 28, 2018 - 14:54
Keep in mind they're in only four states right now and currently operating in two. There are other U.S operators with multi-state footprints (IAN, CRZ, LHS, MRMD, etc.).
A few private players:
*1) Acreage Holdings - 11 States,
*2) Columbia Care - 9 States + D.C and Puerto Rico,
*3) Green Thumb Industries (GTI) - 5 States,
*4) Cresco Labs - 4 States.
Also, there are the other companies with agreements/operations in both the U.S. and Canada (CRZ, SNN).
Once their RTO (April 30, 2018) is completed, MedMen will have the highest addressable market of the publicly traded U.S. operators (CA - 39.5 million, NY - 19.8 million, NV - 2.9 million, Canada - 35 million through their JV with Cronos). Not too mention the number of visitors each of those markets get annually.
That being said, of the current public companies, I think they give good multi-state exposure in the U.S. in markets with high population density](https://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/maps-data/maps/thematic/us_popdensity_2010map.pdf). This doesn't even factoring their Canadian exposure once they get operating. We'll see where they stand in the U.S. market if they're able to execute on the Massachusetts, Maryland, and Canadian operations. Also, remember they're pushing the MPX concentrates brand and are set to get exposure on both coasts.
I can't speak on their capital structure or financials. Some other users can discuss that.
TLDR
Arizona - Operating
*- MPX Dispensary Distribution: https://imgur.com/Xs3otSd
*- MPX-Owned Dispensaries: https://imgur.com/bPQutTc
Nevada - Operating
*- MPX Dispensary Distribution (Nevada): https://imgur.com/l3SoaWl
*- MPX Dispensary Distribution (Las Vegas, Nevada): https://imgur.com/J9rM7JU
Massachusetts - Building/Not currently operating
*- MPX Dispensary Distribution (Massachusetts): https://imgur.com/pIN0pAA
*- MPX Dispensary Distribution (New England): https://imgur.com/wk3e4Hs
Maryland - Building/Not currently operating
*- MPX-Owned Dispensary Distribution (Maryland): https://imgur.com/KrcT0g4
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January Community Day Across the Northeast

December Community Day Across the Northeast Looking for a local meet-up for the January 2020 Community Day? Check out the Silph League Map ((https://thesilphroad.com/map#5/41.43/-69.69)) , and join a local server. Here are your local staff that will be distributing the limited time Silph Traveler Badges at each event. Be sure to set up your Traveler Card ( https://thesilphroad.com/travelers-cards) before attending your local meet-up.
REMINDERS
>Fusion CUP: Be sure to check out the https://silph.gg/map to find a Fusion Cup near you!
(Listings and meet-up days subject to change. Please reach out to listed Discord Staff for most current info.)
Server Name Town State Location Discord Staff
CT Raids Colchester CT Downtown Colchester skilty226#3252
CT Raids Danbury CT Danbury Mall CarKrash#6977, Vincent Drake#3952
CT Raids Ellington CT Arbor Park @Spark_07#1269
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Town Hall Bluecat313YT#4272
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CT Raids Groton CT Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI Firedwarftj #6324, Kickinbeatz #2182, TristaAM(40) #8031, SummerOtaku#694, Firedwarftj #6324
CT Raids Guilford CT Guilford Green Shahailion#2405
CT Raids Hartford CT Bushnell Park NO STAFF
CT Raids Ledyard CT Foxwoods Resort and Casino Mary Rose Julian 💙 40 🔩🚂#0714
Pokemon Go Middletown Middletown CT "Plaque of Honor" 300 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT dDope#1860, LAURAM00N#128
CT Raids New Britain CT Central Connect State University taytayswifty#1029
CT Raids New Britain CT Walnut Hill Park SinisterReaper#0831, MysticRubyChef#2709
CT Raids Newtown CT Newtown Skate Park Isochrona#2749
CT Raids North Haven CT North Haven Green precisely3#2278
CT Raids Norwalk CT Maritime Center CorgiFluff#6710, nyudiana#7416
CT Raids Old Wethersfield CT Main St. / Broad St. IcyPinkLemonade#9069
CT Raids Simsbury CT Rotary Park eggs06#7718, PokeDVM#6351
Stamford Raid Family Stamford CT Mill River Park Jcoona#3371, Jackrack#3720, raiderkat#3373
CT Raids Storrs CT Student Union Linz#9154, pop2-0#8427, VI#2482
Enfield-Suffield Trainers League Suffield CT Suffield Center LGTTurbo07#0716, jayarr#9832, MSundin40#1793
CT Raids Vernon/Rockville CT Downtown Rockville nikict154#7763, Erin_07#1269
CT Raids West Hartford CT Westfarms Mall ALAN#1455, Donmy#1053, GMuggle#5877, Je6105#5190
Pogo Delmarva Dover DE Dover DougieSD#8604, WMWA#9562
Pogo Delmarva Milford DE Milford BigBlack1969#2541, Fleshknight#8870, Gunarkfc#8038, jp02845#7105, Kato Ryozo#7248, killerduck1967#3256
Pogo Delmarva New Castle DE Battery Park Xenoflame#1194
Pogo Delmarva Seaford DE Seaford deadlyviper457#1849, JenniferT181#2270, Sirleviscott#1929, HollyNIN#9786, bricklife240#4438
Pogo Delmarva Wilmington DE Brandwine Park DrachenFire#9691
Team Instinct Boston, Valor of Boston, Boston Mystics and MARaids Boston MA Boston Public Garden/Commons cizzlee#9256, chickydoll80#0561, Dragonz Rage#7838, ElectroBlade#2469, GL#7719, manupr☃g⚡#3978, Drew#7383, Giveittome95#3330, mxawng#8480 , Orez#3131, Pokebobbita#6698, Ralphnadersmom#9984, rehny21#0807, RevenantOmega#8006, Shinigo425#6298Shinigo425#6298, VanityDestroyer#4629
Pokemon GO Raids Middlesex Burlington MA Burlington Common GyradosRage#6904
Watertown EX Raids & Team Instinct Boston Waltham MA Waltham Common Bubbawashere#6128
Worcester POGo Worcester MA Worcester Common ProfessorTurquoise#2259, SPLlCING#1685, Transwrap9
Baltimore PoGo Raid Radio Baltimore MD Patterson Park Tsauced#5492, BrawlingBouse#8915
SWBMORECOPOGO Catonsville MD UMBC Mbvanek#1883
Howard County PoGo Columbia MD Ellicott City - Lot D WynautWobb - HoCo#6969 , Jemel2#5787, JVBnumber8#0376
MoCo Pokémon Go Gaithersburg MD RIO Lakefront LittleWorrier, Dragonmyst777
Hub City PoGo Hagerstown MD Hagerstown City Park tsegnartseht, brendankcarter, Sober
PG County PoGo Prince George's County MD Old Greenbelt Rubekin#6724, silentSilence6#9918, maianaise#9997
MoCo Pokémon Go Rockville MD Rockville Town Center (RTC) PhoenixCrystal7 Roadlesstaken/Alex
PoGO MD Eastern Shore Salisbury MD Salisbury University Shunned, ShadowBrady, NiceSpice
The Flip Side Savage MD Savage Mill FlipsAndGrips#4530
The Collective Westminster, Sykesville, Eldersburg MD Northeast Pdy969 Beryllium, Asrrin, Almondmoose
Augusta, ME POGO Augusta ME Augusta Center @robertowtvl \ Lvl 40#5256, COL3M1NOR
Pokemon Go 207 Bath ME Waterfront Waterfront
biddeford/Saco pokemon go Biddeford ME Biddeford Town Center chenzillah, eternalwyrm, WyomingBound, ylnosnac
Pokemon Go 207 Brunswick ME Bowdoin College mskeezix, GolBatman69
Pokemon Go 207 Farmington ME Farmington USM Campus austoner420, CaptianMystinct, Zionaesthetic
Pokemon Go L/A Lewiston/Auburn ME Bates College bosoxguy7, rockyrd5, StinkaStina, TheDee2530
Pokemon Go 207 Norway ME Norway Town Center ariesboy97, jekim1990, MDCCLXXV, payneareo, tangimr
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Monument Square CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Post Office Park CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm, lilyofspurwink (Nancy)
Pokemon Go 207 Topsham ME GameStop GGKayPiccolo
Pokemon Go 207Waterville Waterville ME Colby College Campus KristinHolly, Chrispychris27 #4810
Pokemon Go NH and Southern Nashua Pokemon Go Hudson NH Benson's Farm TAnҜmⱥsterzero#8915, CharizardsRage(NH)#1728,Blazezing#0128, ElectroBlade#2469, frexxy#1030, acobuns, hoxau
Raiders of the Lost Hamps Littleton NH Main Street Nettle#2222
East Brunswick Pokemon Raid Club Collective East Brunswick NJ Great Oak Park Tiki#7073, Topbaconboyz#8887
Budd Lake Bot Hackettstown NJ First Presbyterian Church 298 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 oneofuspooped#8335
North Wilmington/ Claymont Raids Jackson NJ Six Flags Great Adventure DrachenFire#9691
Rutgers Pokemon Club New Brunswick/Piscataway NJ Johnson Park/Busch Campus nickorama23#5141
Pokemon Go Cape May/Wildwood Raids North Wildwood NJ 200A John F Kennedy Beach Dr, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 Gingerbeard609#2046
League of Legendary Raiders Passaic NJ Third Ward Park. Passaic Ave & Van Houten Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055 aipnai#2634
Bergen County PoGo Saddle Brook NJ Saddle River County Park Jeykid#5761, xeyroc13#9843
Secaucus NJ PokemonGo Secaucus NJ Albert P. Buchmuller Park domini212#3387
Somerset County Pokemon Go Somerville NJ Somerset County Court House Green Rebelpilot#2093
Raritan NJ Downtown Raritan - 53 W Somerset. Raritan, NJ 08869 Rebelpilot#2093
Hillsborough NJ Motgomery Veterans Park and Arboretum - Harlingen Rd, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 Rebelpilot#2093
Somerset NJ Somerset/Franklin Municipal Building - 475 Demott Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rebelpilot#2093
Bound Brook NJ Billian Legion Park - 548 E Main St. Bound Brook, NJ 08805 Rebelpilot#2093
UticaAreaGo! New Hartford NY Sherill Brook Park crayfish#3378
607 Pokemon Go (Horsehead/Elmira) Elmira NY Eldridge Park ArmoredCookie (Ian M), ShinNinth (Jeff B) ㉝, ThePoptarticus1 (Jason K), KayNay1 , thatkidkozak(brentkozak)
Pokemon Raiders - Harlem New York NY Central Park South aka Grand Army Plaza area - 59th and 5th HeirofSlytherin#9747, Sm0keyKat#6704
Memelord and Gamers Hangout New York NY Fort Tryon Park Artist_Johnny26#6332
Pokemon Go NYC Community New York NY 5th Ave E 60 St, New York, NY, United States 10019 jcai63#9405, GMoneyJie#5160, Saoirse#7138
Pokemon Go New York New York NY Bryant Park BELUUU#6948, Sean3116#4601, RAINBOW GHASTLY#3675, Eevee Reborn#7436
Ithaca Pokemon Masters Ithaca NY Ithaca Commons dragoplateau#5430, PyrogenaseBarry#1041
Ken - Ton/CoT Pokemon Go Buffalo NY University of Buffalo North Campus at the Putnam Loop LadyLightning98#0202, Sugimori#3868, FinalAzure#8461
Co-Op City PoGo Raiders Bronx NY Rombouts Ave & Co-Op City Blvd labrava03#5018
NYC Instinct Squad [PoGO] Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza FireTheGoddess#2756,Kandy#1779, Leo#5498, Entaprize#4017, SweeezyCheeese#1927
PokemonHuntersUnited Albany NY NY Empire State Plaza efindl#9611
Syracuse PoGo Syracuse NY Onondaga Lake Park withasparkle#7756, SirenDT#8892
Oneonta NY Neahwa Park zzmmrmn#8929
LivCoPoGo Livonia NY Vitale Park at Conesus Lake Copyklown Greater
Binghamton Area Pokemon Go Binghamton NY Recreation Park OneSweetShannon#8072, JackHannah#4630
Pokemon Go Upstate NY Saratoga Springs NY Congress Park NinjaRage83#1898
Valley Pokemon Go Sayre PA Elmer Park Archer290#9112, dadalex16 (PA)#1339, MagicSword89#1376, Rayna (RaynaMikaelson)#1997, T-Brock09#7124, VoltageGP#2021
MontCo/ChesCo Regional PoGo! Audubon, Chesterbrook, Collegeville, Limerick, Oaks, Phoenixville, Royersford, Sayre, Trappe PA Water Works Park OrionNCody(Thau)#9023, scubafanatic(Maureen)[40/38]#1023
Valley Forge / N. Chester County Pokemon Go Chesterbrook PA Wilson Farm Park KayTV#8423, Eolian#0673, BluebellDad (Evan,40)#6653, MegaSPAM#6928
Pokemon Go Tioga Town Wellsboro State PA Wellsboro Park (The Green) VoltageGP#2021 WolvezRoze#2070
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA Market Square AJ_02#8826,Airalyn#8634,kasra#5035,melgood711#8588,ShiggihS#4724, StormFreak#4670
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Moon PA Moon Park AllyTheKiller#8599, Exo#8840
Team: Firestorm PGH Monroeville PA Monroeville Park u/DelanaKatrella#6912, RhinoCity#6591
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA South Park Fitness Trail NOVAxDRAGON#4793
State College Pokemon Go State College PA Penn State University - Berkey Creamery Daisy#1432,Ocelot#3963,Audrey#6875, Madots115 -Dani-#2476, FearMeIAmLag#9953, izzygoat#9870, Guide TechiesGoBoom#9480
PokemonGoPhilly Philadelphia PA Washington Square & Independence Park (6th and Walnut Streets, 19106) ickyitis#8156, WangZorro#0079
Pokemon Go Berks, PA Redding PA Reading Public Museum humpstyles#5581, Professor Wynn#1176, Gonzumel#9429
Pokémon Go - Altoona, PA Altoona PA Penn State Altoona campus NHoover629#7531, chrissxe#9133, Gammacrushh#4242, RileyLynx#1166, Rob (Pokemonfan108)#5918
Pokémon Go - Altoona, PA Altoona PA Downtown Altoona near Silver Chief gym courtmundson#1603, slong5255#1967, BonnieWaltz623#9747, kamikazirunner#9449, Len (pseudogenius - 40)#8292
TSR RI Burriville RI Burriville town square Gazebo Debbie K.#4466
TSR Rhode Island East Greenwich RI Academy Field paradoxmuse
TSR Rhode Island Newport RI Queen Anne Square Baldguy, Liz Lemon#7082
TSR Rhode Island Pawtucket RI Slater Park V1073nc3#2641, cuttywow, GoRaichel, BHAZ401, GoldenSimurgh, Draist, NSmalley
TSR Rhode Island Providence RI Roger Williams Park MarcBerm
TSR RI Riverside RI 783 Bullocks Point Ave Mrspinkfl0yd#5926
Rhode Island Pokemon Go Westerly RI Wilcox Park SummerOtaku#6945
Pokemon Go VT Burlington VT Battery Park Aayrl#1888, Avocet#1761,CJ#0142,Reznora#5639, Bastinado#2233, donlaub#7504, Mindzeye82#2254, PkmnArchivist#2000
Pokemon Go VT Montpelier VT State Capital Building Green XplosiveR#0191
Pokemon Go VT Rutland VT Rutland Free Library Clammy#1983, Crabby#9915, Lobster_Classic#5058, Fritzeee#4358
PoGO D.U.A.L.S. Washington D.C. Smithsonian's National Zoo / Mall SarcasmSaves7#3840, Cass#5368, Chaz (asteadydecline) #8384
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Question about slot set ups at other casinos...

So I live in MA and Encore just opened near Boston. I'd never been much of a casino guy, but have done pretty well for myself winning 2 jackpots since I've started going once a pay period in August (they were both on a lonely High Limit Acorn Pixie machine that apparently no one but me seemingly ever plays and everyone I talk to seems to hate), and a few under $1200 hits as well.
Now I take the time to read most games I sit at so, I wasn't caught too off guard by the $10 to $50 bets on the thing, but I have since watched other people go drop $100 in and max bet twice before realizing it was a high limit slot, then freak out.
The reason for my post is it dawned on me today as I walked the floor, that this slot is like right in the penny slot area just kind of mixed in. Even crazier is that today I just found on the other side of the floor a High Limit 5 Dragons Black game. The really volatile one with $800 money bags that drop randomly. Again, mixed in and surrounded by penny slots.
Is this normal for a casino? Like do all casinos just randomly place high limit slots in weird places? Cause while it certainly worked out well for me that they were there, I can absolutely see why people are angry when they blow $100 in 1 or 2 spins.
Also, with them trickling more to the floor, if they are doing this what is the point of a high limit room?
Again I'm new to all this so forgive my ignorance if it's common place, but I just found it strange to stumble on these machines on the Penny floor just randomly there.
Either way, Happy gambling and Good Luck.
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December Community Day Across the Northeast

December Community Day Across the Northeast Looking for a local meet-up for the December 2019 Community Day? Check out the Silph League Map ((https://thesilphroad.com/map#5/41.43/-69.69)) , and join a local server. Here are your local staff that will be distributing the limited time Silph Traveler Badges at each event. Be sure to set up your Traveler Card ( https://thesilphroad.com/travelers-cards) before attending your local meet-up.
REMINDERS
>TIMELESS CUP: Be sure to check out the https://silph.gg/map to find a Timeless Cup near you!
(Listings and meet-up days subject to change. Please reach out to listed Discord Staff for most current info.)
DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES AND UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER-- LOCATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
Server Name Town State Location Discord Staff
CT Raids Colchester CT Downtown Colchester skilty226#3252
CT Raids Ellington CT Arbor Park @Spark_07#1269
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Town Hall Bluecat313YT#4272
CT Raids Fairfield CT Fairfield Pequot Library tamrissa#2003
CT Raids Groton CT Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI Firedwarftj #6324, Kickinbeatz #2182, TristaAM(40) #8031, SummerOtaku#694, Firedwarftj #6324
CT Raids Guilford CT Guilford Green Shahailion#2405
CT Raids Hartford CT Bushnell Park NO STAFF
CT Raids Ledyard CT Foxwoods Resort and Casino (SATURDAY ONLY) ALAN#1455, IcyPinkLemonade#9069, Linz#9154, Mary Rose Julian 💙 40 🔩🚂#0714, YoungsterTrainer#6547
Pokemon Go Middletown Middletown CT "Plaque of Honor" 300 Washington Terrace, Middletown, CT dDope#1860, LAURAM00N#128
CT Raids New Britain CT Central Connect State University taytayswifty#1029
CT Raids New Britain CT Walnut Hill Park SinisterReaper#0831, MysticRubyChef#2709
CT Raids Newtown CT Newtown Skate Park Isochrona#2749
CT Raids North Haven CT North Haven Green precisely3#2278
CT Raids Norwalk CT Maritime Center CorgiFluff#6710, ❄ Konstantinos ❄#8888, nyudiana#7416, valkyreya#6399, Vincent Drake#3952
CT Raids Old Wethersfield CT Main St. / Broad St. IcyPinkLemonade#9069 (SUNDAY ONLY)
CT Raids Simsbury CT Rotary Park eggs06#7718, je6105#5190, PokeDVM#6351
Stamford Raid Family Stamford CT Mill River Park Jcoona#3371, Jackrack#3720, raiderkat#3373
CT Raids Storrs CT Student Union Linz#9154 (SUNDAY ONLY), pop2-0#8427, VI#2482
Enfield-Suffield Trainers League Suffield CT Suffield Center LGTTurbo07#0716, jayarr#9832, MSundin40#1793
CT Raids Vernon/Rockville CT Downtown Rockville nikict154#7763, Erin_07#1269
CT Raids West Hartford CT Westfarms Mall GMuggle#5877
Pogo Delmarva Dover DE Dover DougieSD#8604, WMWA#9562
Pogo Delmarva Milford DE Milford BigBlack1969#2541, Fleshknight#8870, Gunarkfc#8038, jp02845#7105, Kato Ryozo#7248, killerduck1967#3256
Pogo Delmarva New Castle DE Battery Park Xenoflame#1194
Pogo Delmarva Seaford DE Seaford deadlyviper457#1849, JenniferT181#2270, Sirleviscott#1929, HollyNIN#9786, bricklife240#4438
Pogo Delmarva Wilmington DE Brandwine Park DrachenFire#9691
Team Instinct Boston, Valor of Boston, Boston Mystics and MARaids Boston MA Boston Public Garden/Commons cizzlee#9256, chickydoll80#0561, Dragonz Rage#7838, ElectroBlade#2469, GL#7719, manupr☃g⚡#3978, Drew#7383, Giveittome95#3330, mxawng#8480 , Orez#3131, Pokebobbita#6698, Ralphnadersmom#9984, rehny21#0807, RevenantOmega#8006, Shinigo425#6298Shinigo425#6298, VanityDestroyer#4629
Pokemon GO Raids Middlesex Burlington MA Burlington Common GyradosRage#6904
Watertown EX Raids & Team Instinct Boston Waltham MA Waltham Common Bubbawashere#6128
Worcester POGo Worcester MA Worcester Common ProfessorTurquoise#2259, SPLlCING#1685, Transwrap9
Baltimore PoGo Raid Radio Baltimore MD Patterson Park Tsauced#5492, BrawlingBouse#8915
SWBMORECOPOGO Catonsville MD UMBC Mbvanek#1883
Howard County PoGo Columbia MD Ellicott City - Lot D WynautWobb - HoCo#6969 , Jemel2#5787, JVBnumber8#0376
MoCo Pokémon Go Gaithersburg MD RIO Lakefront LittleWorrier, Dragonmyst777
Hub City PoGo Hagerstown MD Hagerstown City Park tsegnartseht, brendankcarter, Sober
PG County PoGo Prince George's County MD Old Greenbelt Rubekin#6724, silentSilence6#9918, maianaise#9997
MoCo Pokémon Go Rockville MD Rockville Town Center (RTC) PhoenixCrystal7 Roadlesstaken/Alex
PoGO MD Eastern Shore Salisbury MD Salisbury University Shunned, ShadowBrady, NiceSpice
The Flip Side Savage MD Savage Mill FlipsAndGrips#4530
The Collective Westminster, Sykesville, Eldersburg MD Northeast Pdy969 Beryllium, Asrrin, Almondmoose
Augusta, ME POGO Augusta ME Augusta Center @robertowtvl \ Lvl 40#5256, COL3M1NOR
Pokemon Go 207 Bath ME Waterfront Waterfront
biddeford/Saco pokemon go Biddeford ME Biddeford Town Center chenzillah, eternalwyrm, WyomingBound, ylnosnac
Pokemon Go 207 Brunswick ME Bowdoin College mskeezix, GolBatman69
Pokemon Go 207 Farmington ME Farmington USM Campus austoner420, CaptianMystinct, Zionaesthetic
Pokemon Go L/A Lewiston/Auburn ME Bates College bosoxguy7, rockyrd5, StinkaStina, TheDee2530
Pokemon Go 207 Norway ME Norway Town Center ariesboy97, jekim1990, MDCCLXXV, payneareo, tangimr
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Monument Square CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm
Pokemon Go 207 Portland ME Post Office Park CPASteve, OGStatus23, winfin17, RevisionTwelve, Rebel7284, OGstatus23, LumpusRex, traumsturm, lilyofspurwink (Nancy)
Pokemon Go 207 Topsham ME GameStop GGKayPiccolo
Pokemon Go 207Waterville Waterville ME Colby College Campus KristinHolly, Chrispychris27 #4810
Pokemon Go NH and Southern Nashua Pokemon Go Hudson NH Benson's Farm TAnҜmⱥsterzero#8915, CharizardsRage(NH)#1728,Blazezing#0128, ElectroBlade#2469, frexxy#1030, acobuns, hoxau
Raiders of the Lost Hamps Littleton NH Main Street Nettle#2222
East Brunswick Pokemon Raid Club Collective East Brunswick NJ Great Oak Park Tiki#7073, Topbaconboyz#8887
Budd Lake Bot Hackettstown NJ First Presbyterian Church 298 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 oneofuspooped#8335
North Wilmington/ Claymont Raids Jackson NJ Six Flags Great Adventure DrachenFire#9691
Rutgers Pokemon Club New Brunswick/Piscataway NJ Johnson Park/Busch Campus nickorama23#5141
Pokemon Go Cape May/Wildwood Raids North Wildwood NJ 200A John F Kennedy Beach Dr, North Wildwood, NJ 08260 Gingerbeard609#2046
League of Legendary Raiders Passaic NJ Third Ward Park. Passaic Ave & Van Houten Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055 aipnai#2634
Bergen County PoGo Saddle Brook NJ Saddle River County Park Jeykid#5761, xeyroc13#9843
Secaucus NJ PokemonGo Secaucus NJ Albert P. Buchmuller Park domini212#3387
Somerset County Pokemon Go Somerville NJ Somerset County Court House Green Rebelpilot#2093
Raritan NJ Downtown Raritan - 53 W Somerset. Raritan, NJ 08869 Rebelpilot#2093
Hillsborough NJ Motgomery Veterans Park and Arboretum - Harlingen Rd, Belle Mead, NJ 08502 Rebelpilot#2093
Somerset NJ Somerset/Franklin Municipal Building - 475 Demott Ln, Somerset, NJ 08873 Rebelpilot#2093
Bound Brook NJ Billian Legion Park - 548 E Main St. Bound Brook, NJ 08805 Rebelpilot#2093
UticaAreaGo! New Hartford NY Sherill Brook Park crayfish#3378
607 Pokemon Go (Horsehead/Elmira) Elmira NY Eldridge Park ArmoredCookie (Ian M), ShinNinth (Jeff B) ㉝, ThePoptarticus1 (Jason K), KayNay1 , thatkidkozak(brentkozak)
Pokemon Raiders - Harlem New York NY Central Park South aka Grand Army Plaza area - 59th and 5th HeirofSlytherin#9747, Sm0keyKat#6704
Memelord and Gamers Hangout New York NY Fort Tryon Park Artist_Johnny26#6332
Pokemon Go NYC Community New York NY 5th Ave E 60 St, New York, NY, United States 10019 jcai63#9405, GMoneyJie#5160, Saoirse#7138
Pokemon Go New York New York NY Bryant Park BELUUU#6948, Sean3116#4601, RAINBOW GHASTLY#3675, Eevee Reborn#7436
Ithaca Pokemon Masters Ithaca NY Ithaca Commons dragoplateau#5430, PyrogenaseBarry#1041
Ken - Ton/CoT Pokemon Go Buffalo NY University of Buffalo North Campus at the Putnam Loop LadyLightning98#0202, Sugimori#3868, FinalAzure#8461
Co-Op City PoGo Raiders Bronx NY Rombouts Ave & Co-Op City Blvd labrava03#5018
NYC Instinct Squad [PoGO] Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Grand Army Plaza FireTheGoddess#2756,Kandy#1779, Leo#5498, Entaprize#4017, SweeezyCheeese#1927
PokemonHuntersUnited Albany NY NY Empire State Plaza efindl#9611
Syracuse PoGo Syracuse NY Onondaga Lake Park withasparkle#7756, SirenDT#8892
Oneonta NY Neahwa Park zzmmrmn#8929
LivCoPoGo Livonia NY Vitale Park at Conesus Lake Copyklown Greater
Binghamton Area Pokemon Go Binghamton NY Recreation Park OneSweetShannon#8072, JackHannah#4630
Pokemon Go Upstate NY Saratoga Springs NY Congress Park NinjaRage83#1898
Valley Pokemon Go Sayre PA Elmer Park Archer290#9112, dadalex16 (PA)#1339, MagicSword89#1376, Rayna (RaynaMikaelson)#1997, T-Brock09#7124, VoltageGP#2021
MontCo/ChesCo Regional PoGo! Audubon, Chesterbrook, Collegeville, Limerick, Oaks, Phoenixville, Royersford, Sayre, Trappe PA Water Works Park OrionNCody(Thau)#9023, scubafanatic(Maureen)[40/38]#1023
Valley Forge / N. Chester County Pokemon Go Chesterbrook PA Wilson Farm Park KayTV#8423, Eolian#0673, BluebellDad (Evan,40)#6653, MegaSPAM#6928
Pokemon Go Tioga Town Wellsboro State PA Wellsboro Park (The Green) VoltageGP#2021 WolvezRoze#2070
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA Market Square AJ_02#8826,Airalyn#8634,kasra#5035,melgood711#8588,ShiggihS#4724, StormFreak#4670
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Moon PA Moon Park AllyTheKiller#8599, Exo#8840
Team: Firestorm PGH Monroeville PA Monroeville Park u/DelanaKatrella#6912, RhinoCity#6591
Pokemon Go Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA South Park Fitness Trail NOVAxDRAGON#4793
State College Pokemon Go State College PA Penn State University - Berkey Creamery Daisy#1432,Ocelot#3963,Audrey#6875, Madots115 -Dani-#2476, FearMeIAmLag#9953, izzygoat#9870, Guide TechiesGoBoom#9480
PokemonGoPhilly Philadelphia PA Washington Square & Independence Park (6th and Walnut Streets, 19106) ickyitis#8156, WangZorro#0079
Pokemon Go Berks, PA Redding PA Reading Public Museum humpstyles#5581, Professor Wynn#1176, Gonzumel#9429
Pokémon Go - Altoona, PA Altoona PA Penn State Altoona campus NHoover629#7531, chrissxe#9133, Gammacrushh#4242, RileyLynx#1166, Rob (Pokemonfan108)#5918
Pokémon Go - Altoona, PA Altoona PA Downtown Altoona near Silver Chief gym courtmundson#1603, slong5255#1967, BonnieWaltz623#9747, kamikazirunner#9449, Len (pseudogenius - 40)#8292
TSR RI Burriville RI Burriville town square Gazebo Debbie K.#4466
TSR Rhode Island East Greenwich RI Academy Field paradoxmuse
TSR Rhode Island Newport RI Queen Anne Square Baldguy, Liz Lemon#7082
TSR Rhode Island Pawtucket RI Slater Park V1073nc3#2641, cuttywow, GoRaichel, BHAZ401, GoldenSimurgh, Draist, NSmalley
TSR Rhode Island Providence RI Roger Williams Park MarcBerm
TSR RI Riverside RI 783 Bullocks Point Ave Mrspinkfl0yd#5926
Rhode Island Pokemon Go Westerly RI Wilcox Park SummerOtaku#6945
Pokemon Go VT Burlington VT Battery Park Aayrl#1888, Avocet#1761,CJ#0142,Reznora#5639, Bastinado#2233, donlaub#7504, Mindzeye82#2254, PkmnArchivist#2000
Pokemon Go VT Montpelier VT State Capital Building Green XplosiveR#0191
Pokemon Go VT Rutland VT Rutland Free Library Clammy#1983, Crabby#9915, Lobster_Classic#5058, Fritzeee#4358
PoGO D.U.A.L.S. Washington D.C. Smithsonian's National Zoo / Mall SarcasmSaves7#3840, Cass#5368, Chaz (asteadydecline) #8384
submitted by Kaiisen16 to SilphRoadNortheast [link] [comments]

From 1 Sunset to the Next : 1 day on the road

Hi everyone, I posted a few weeks back about starting to write a series about my adventures on the road - to inspire! I just finished the first section of my first story. This part takes place from 1 sunset to the next - adventures of 1 day on the road. This is part of a longer segment about a road trip to Coachella.... I hope you enjoy: ps. any feedback greatly appreciated
It’s 4:45pm on a cold April evening in Boston, I’m counting the minutes and seconds 'till I can dart out of my office and head to the airport. I have my carry on bag and backpack with me at my desk, and my mind is far from work. My father, who happened to be in the city for meetings, is waiting outside to take me to the airport. The clock strikes 5 and I am gone before the big hand ticks again. I smoke a quick spliff on the sidewalk around the corner and then hop in my father’s car - I’m officially on vacation. He drops me off, we say our goodbyes, and I arrive at the airport with enough time to have 2 beers before my flight. As I sit in my window seat waiting for takeoff, I slowly watch the sunset over the Boston skyline, only imagining what the next couple of sun sets will look like from the west. I couldn’t imagine everything I would see before the next time the sun set. The plane took off at 8pm. I’m usually the type of person to stare out the window for the entire plane ride, so much so that I usually leave the plane with a sore neck - but for this flight I knew I should sleep so I could be energized for what lay ahead. I managed to sleep for about 2 hours on the plane. I woke up to the captain calling for the final descent into Denver. We touched down in Denver in the midst of a late spring snow storm, 10:30pm local time. Syd was already at the Terminal West pickup zone waiting for me with his bags packed. We make a couple of quick stops to prep for the road (munchies and what-not) and off we went - headed West. The clock strikes Midnight as we get on the highway - it’s now officially 4/20 in Colorado, I’m overwhelmed with joy, excitement, and weed smoke. Syd took the initiative and picked up an ounce for our trip - each gram was in its own bag which was odd at the time but came in handy later on in the trip. Just a few hours ago, I was in my cubicle - now I’m in Denver on 4/20, every adolescents dream. This was just the very beginning.
Exiting Denver heading West, I started to notice the drastic change in landscape. Denver sits at the very edge of the plains that spread across middle America from Pennsylvania to literally Denver. East of Denver is plains, farmland, and corn for 1,500 miles. Each farm and cornfield a spitting image of the previous one. West of Denver is the most beautiful, drastic, diverse scenery all the way to the Pacific Ocean. You have what seems like unlimited options to choose from once passing through the rockies - head southwest for desert, head norwest for ancient forests and god’s country, head directly west for a mix of both and everything in between. This trip we were going southwest. We zoomed into the rockies with snow getting heavier by the minute. I started to get nervous but remembered how I was here back in February with the same road conditions and the same fright. I then remembered how well Syd could handle these roads, so I chilled out. We passed by Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone ski resorts, and I started to reflect about my 2 weeks of snowboarding here only 2 months prior in February. I thought about how I would love to snowboard here again one day. Little did I know, I would be working for Keystone the following Winter (more on that later).
With Keystone in our rear view, we quickly approached Breckenridge, then Copper, then Vail, and then Beaver Creek. Coming from the East Coast it was hard to believe that all of these world class resorts were all within 45 minutes of each other. You can drive 10 minutes in any direction in Summit County, Colorado and arrive at a world class resort. Once we passed Beaver Creek the snow started to subside and you could see dirt and grass start to be evermore present. A relief from the harsh storm. I was now more relaxed and slept for an hour or 2. I woke up to see an array of lights in the near distance, a massive city- like region as far as the eyes could see. We were approaching Grand Junction, CO, a city declared in the late 1800s as a “grand” junction of the mighty Colorado River and it’s largest tributary, the Gunnison River. Grand Junction is Colorado’s wine country and the closest civilization to Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-topped mountain which covers hundreds of miles. I was in awe as it seemed to go on forever. We passed through Grand Junction and immediately crossed over into Utah around 4AM, and I took the wheel.
One thing that strikes me about these Western states is you can actually see and feel yourself crossing into another state without there being any formal notice or signs. The way the land drastically changes is amazing. As soon as we entered Utah everything around us started getting more colorful. The brown dirt changed to red clay, the tan grass of Western Colorado quickly changed to green cactuses (or cacti?). The snowy mountains changed to rainbow-colored hills and otherworldly rock formations. I felt like I had just left planet earth and landed on Mars. “This is the coolest place ever” I said to Syd. I continued on in admiration for about an hour, then I could see the very first sign of the sun rising in my rearview mirror. What I thought was beautiful before instantly appeared way more spectacular. I was in awe, trying to soak everything there was to see. I’m lucky that I didn’t drift off the road during these gazes, but luckily the Utah highway was straight and flat, with no other cars at this hour. Each and every minute grew more beautiful as the sun rose higher and higher in my mirrors. It seemed as if the sun was chasing us from the east as we bolted west at a steady 80mph. Once the sun was about halfway up the horizon behind us everything started to brighten up from the darkness of the night. I pulled over at a rest stop to climb a hill and watch the sunrise over the utah desert. I found a boulder at the top of the hill perched over a valley, and watched the sun slowly illuminate hundreds of miles of desert. I will never forget it. Now that it was bright as day, I hopped back into the driver’s seat and continued on. Syd woke up from a snooze; I tried to describe what I had just witnessed but no words could do justice. From there on, I pulled over at every scenic viewpoint that we came across, which seemed like every 10 minutes. They each got better and better the further into Utah we ventured. Sand Bench, Ivie Creek, Devil’s Canyon, Ghost Rock, Spotted Wolf, San Rafael Reef, Black Dragon Canyon, and Crescent Junction to name a few. We probably lost an hour off of our ETA for these stops, but to me they were priceless, and I didn’t care the least. By this time it was around 8am and the temperature had now reached a comfortable 70 degrees. From here the windows would be down for the rest of the trip.
After about 8 hours of cruising I-70 from the snowy Rocky Mountains through the Utah desert, we passed through Fishlake National Forest in Salina, UT and pulled onto interstate 15 to start heading South. The desert had now transformed into an oasis with green grasses growing, wildflowers budding, trees waving in the gentle wind, and chirping birds greeting the morning. It was like entering a whole different environment yet there was still snow capped mountains in the near distance. I could smell the beautiful scent of the valley and everything it had to offer. I thought to myself how bad the streets of Boston stunk where my office was located, and how amazing this often overlooked section of the country had been so far. Syd was well rested at this point so we pulled over, took our shoes off to walk around the soft warm grass, had a quick beer while soaking in the morning, and hopped back on the road - Syd driving now. We only drove for about 10 minutes until we saw Our next stop was Zion National Park.
We approached Zion National Park from the north, so we were able to get in without paying the national park dues. As we approached Zion, I was convinced that I had already seen the beauty of Utah, and that Zion National Park was going to look like the beautiful valley that we were in during our approach. I was wrong. We traversed the winding road that leads into the northwestern park of the park and then she revealed herself. The sheer beauty of this valley is almost indescribable, and only the finest poets could barely do justice. All of a sudden we were hundreds of feet above this majestic garden of eden. Both Syd and I had to pick our jaws up from the car floor, and still remained speechless after that. We pulled the car over and sat there in awe and tried to absorb all the beauty that was in front of us. It reminded me of the old childs movie “The Land Before Time”. I imagined pterodactyls soaring above the cliffs, gazing over all sorts of other dinosaurs that roamed the valley floor. There were emerald rivers below me and massive cliff walls surrounding me with trees and plants growing everywhere. Every color on the spectrum could be seen in this little speck nature. I pictured the natives who used to call this place home and how it must have felt to discover this desert oasis. I felt one with nature here. Syd and I must have spent an hour sitting here and admiring this beauty. We had to get going so I took one last gaze, and went back in the car. I told myself I would come back here to really explore the place. I sure did, but that adventure comes in a later story.
We left Zion and had Las Vegas in our sights. Zion is only about 2 hours away from Las Vegas, so we planned on that being our next stop/point of interest. Right around this time, about 10AM, we realized that we had left Denver about 10 hours ago and needed some food. We decided we would wait until Vegas, but then all of a sudden a mirage appeared in the desert. “That is a mirage, right Syd?”. “It must be”. I got overwhelmed with excitement as my mouth started watering, the mirage got closer. “That mirage looks pretty real” “But it can’t be...we’re in Utah”. Yup, it was real. I rubbed my eyes to be sure. We pulled up to the Washington, UT exit signs and there was a billboard that read “In-N-Out 1 mile”. I hadn’t been that happy in a while. We checked what time they opened: 10:30 AM, we checked our clock: 10:20 AM. It was a miracle. We smoked a joint and walked in as they were taking down the “closed” sign.
Now here is where I had another “holy shit it’s a small world” moment. Throughout my life I had always had these weird coincidences where I see someone I know while on vacation or somewhere hundreds/thousands of miles away. From seeing a college friend at a resort in Puerto Rico, to sitting next to my hometown buddy on a plane from the DR, to sitting across the table from a classmate in the Bahamas. As I was munching my burger, in the middle of Southerwestern Utah, two people from my highschool walked in. An older couple that was I think 3 years above me. Now we didn’t know each other well enough, so we didn’t speak but we all looked at each other with the “WTF?” eyes, and continued to pretend not to know each other, even though we both knew our stories started in a small coastal town in MA. “What a small world” I thought as I finished my burger (animal style, of course).
We hopped back in the car and in a flash we were in Las Vegas. I was very excited to finally see Las Vegas. I was reminiscing of all the crazy stories ive heard and movies ive seen, portraying this to be the place of no rules where everyone leaves with a crazy story that they can’t tell their mother (I do have a crazy vegas story, but thats from a different road trip). Well, not at 1:00pm I guess. We drove up and down the strip feeling like movie stars with our arms and feet hanging out the window, trying to show off my fake Y-3 shoes (SMH). Vegas is a whole nother world during the day, and there is not much to be excited about. We parked the car at Caesars Palace and roamed around the casino, only to find desperate slot-goers at this hour. It was kind of depressing. After an hour of roaming the strip and fantasizing in the Louis Vuitton and Gucci stores, we decided it was time to leave Vegas. The next time I was in Vegas turned out to be a lot more...fear and loathing-ish, we’ll get to that later.
After Vegas we were ready to get to California. We decided we would only stop for gas from this point on, and set our sites on San Diego. The goal was to race there fast enough to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean before heading to Coachella the following day. My cousin lived in San Diego at the time and welcomed us to stay the night at his house before the festival. We drove and drove racing the sun which was starting to gain on us. We crossed into California and kept driving until we hit San Bernardino and came to a complete stop. There was traffic for as far as the eyes could see. “Are you kidding me? LA traffic all the way out here” while it might not have specifically been LA traffic, there was certainly bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way to LA. “wow, people aren’t joking about LA traffic” we laughed. Luckily after only a couple miles we pulled off the exit to head south to San Diego and were back cruising along.
In what seemed like a close race against time, we pulled into Pacific Beach, San Diego right as the sun was reaching the point where it really starts to turn the color of the sky to a pinkish-peach color. It was so beautiful. We paced onto the boardwalk and got a perfect spot to watch the sun set over the surfers trying to catch their last waves before darkness. We stayed and watched in awe until there was no sun left to watch. As we were exiting the boardwalk we were overwhelmed with delicious smells of local vendors preparing food for the night crowd. It felt as if we entered a food truck convention, and thousands of people now fluttered in to get a taste of the local cuisine. We walked around aimlessly smelling and tasting all they had to offer. I had a couple beef and pork tacos and a churro; Syd had a freshly caught fish taco. From there we soaked everything in, breathed a sigh of relief for we had made it and reflected on what an incredible day we just had. From there we went to my cousins loft and relaxed with him, only to begin a new adventure tomorrow.
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2 Sunets - 1 Day on the Road

Hi everyone, I posted a few weeks back about starting to write a series about my adventures on the road - to inspire! I just finished the first section of my first story. This part takes place from 1 sunset to the next - adventures of 1 day on the road. This is part of a longer segment about a road trip to Coachella.... I hope you enjoy:
ps. any feedback greatly appreciated
edit: I misspelled the title :/
It’s 4:45pm on a cold April evening in Boston, I’m counting the minutes and seconds 'till I can dart out of my office and head to the airport. I have my carry on bag and backpack with me at my desk, and my mind is far from work. My father, who happened to be in the city for meetings, is waiting outside to take me to the airport. The clock strikes 5 and I am gone before the big hand ticks again. I smoke a quick spliff on the sidewalk around the corner and then hop in my father’s car - I’m officially on vacation. He drops me off, we say our goodbyes, and I arrive at the airport with enough time to have 2 beers before my flight. As I sit in my window seat waiting for takeoff, I slowly watch the sunset over the Boston skyline, only imagining what the next couple of sun sets will look like from the west. I couldn’t imagine everything I would see before the next time the sun set. The plane took off at 8pm. I’m usually the type of person to stare out the window for the entire plane ride, so much so that I usually leave the plane with a sore neck - but for this flight I knew I should sleep so I could be energized for what lay ahead. I managed to sleep for about 2 hours on the plane. I woke up to the captain calling for the final descent into Denver. We touched down in Denver in the midst of a late spring snow storm, 10:30pm local time. Syd was already at the Terminal West pickup zone waiting for me with his bags packed. We make a couple of quick stops to prep for the road (munchies and what-not) and off we went - headed West. The clock strikes Midnight as we get on the highway - it’s now officially 4/20 in Colorado, I’m overwhelmed with joy, excitement, and weed smoke. Syd took the initiative and picked up an ounce for our trip - each gram was in its own bag which was odd at the time but came in handy later on in the trip. Just a few hours ago, I was in my cubicle - now I’m in Denver on 4/20, every adolescents dream. This was just the very beginning.

Exiting Denver heading West, I started to notice the drastic change in landscape. Denver sits at the very edge of the plains that spread across middle America from Pennsylvania to literally Denver. East of Denver is plains, farmland, and corn for 1,500 miles. Each farm and cornfield a spitting image of the previous one. West of Denver is the most beautiful, drastic, diverse scenery all the way to the Pacific Ocean. You have what seems like unlimited options to choose from once passing through the rockies - head southwest for desert, head northwest for ancient forests and god’s country, head directly west for a mix of both and everything in between. This trip we were going southwest. We zoomed into the rockies with snow getting heavier by the minute. I started to get nervous but remembered how I was here back in February with the same road conditions and the same fright. I then remembered how well Syd could handle these roads, so I chilled out. We passed by Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, and Keystone ski resorts, and I started to reflect about my 2 weeks of snowboarding here only 2 months prior in February. I thought about how I would love to snowboard here again one day. Little did I know, I would be working for Keystone the following Winter (more on that later).

With Keystone in our rear view, we quickly approached Breckenridge, then Copper, then Vail, and then Beaver Creek. Coming from the East Coast it was hard to believe that all of these world class resorts were all within 45 minutes of each other. You can drive 10 minutes in any direction in Summit County, Colorado and arrive at a world class resort. Once we passed Beaver Creek the snow started to subside and you could see dirt and grass start to be evermore present. A relief from the harsh storm. I was now more relaxed and slept for an hour or 2. I woke up to see an array of lights in the near distance, a massive city- like region as far as the eyes could see. We were approaching Grand Junction, CO, a city declared in the late 1800s as a “grand” junction of the mighty Colorado River and it’s largest tributary, the Gunnison River. Grand Junction is Colorado’s wine country and the closest civilization to Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-topped mountain which covers hundreds of miles. I was in awe as it seemed to go on forever. We passed through Grand Junction and immediately crossed over into Utah around 4AM, and I took the wheel.

One thing that strikes me about these Western states is you can actually see and feel yourself crossing into another state without there being any formal notice or signs. The way the land drastically changes is amazing. As soon as we entered Utah everything around us started getting more colorful. The brown dirt changed to red clay, the tan grass of Western Colorado quickly changed to green cactuses (or cacti?). The snowy mountains changed to rainbow-colored hills and otherworldly rock formations. I felt like I had just left planet earth and landed on Mars. “This is the coolest place ever” I said to Syd. I continued on in admiration for about an hour, then I could see the very first sign of the sun rising in my rearview mirror. What I thought was beautiful before instantly appeared way more spectacular. I was in awe, trying to soak everything there was to see. I’m lucky that I didn’t drift off the road during these gazes, but luckily the Utah highway was straight and flat, with no other cars at this hour. Each and every minute grew more beautiful as the sun rose higher and higher in my mirrors. It seemed as if the sun was chasing us from the east as we bolted west at a steady 80mph. Once the sun was about halfway up the horizon behind us everything started to brighten up from the darkness of the night. I pulled over at a rest stop to climb a hill and watch the sunrise over the utah desert. I found a boulder at the top of the hill perched over a valley, and watched the sun slowly illuminate hundreds of miles of desert. I will never forget it. Now that it was bright as day, I hopped back into the driver’s seat and continued on. Syd woke up from a snooze; I tried to describe what I had just witnessed but no words could do justice. From there on, I pulled over at every scenic viewpoint that we came across, which seemed like every 10 minutes. They each got better and better the further into Utah we ventured. Sand Bench, Ivie Creek, Devil’s Canyon, Ghost Rock, Spotted Wolf, San Rafael Reef, Black Dragon Canyon, and Crescent Junction to name a few. We probably lost an hour off of our ETA for these stops, but to me they were priceless, and I didn’t care the least. By this time it was around 8am and the temperature had now reached a comfortable 70 degrees. From here the windows would be down for the rest of the trip.

After about 8 hours of cruising I-70 from the snowy Rocky Mountains through the Utah desert, we passed through Fishlake National Forest in Salina, UT and pulled onto interstate 15 to start heading South. The desert had now transformed into an oasis with green grasses growing, wildflowers budding, trees waving in the gentle wind, and chirping birds greeting the morning. It was like entering a whole different environment yet there was still snow capped mountains in the near distance. I could smell the beautiful scent of the valley and everything it had to offer. I thought to myself how bad the streets of Boston stunk where my office was located, and how amazing this often overlooked section of the country had been so far. Syd was well rested at this point so we pulled over, took our shoes off to walk around the soft warm grass, had a quick beer while soaking in the morning, and hopped back on the road - Syd driving now. We only drove for about 10 minutes until we saw Our next stop was Zion National Park.

We approached Zion National Park from the north, so we were able to get in without paying the national park dues. As we approached Zion, I was convinced that I had already seen the beauty of Utah, and that Zion National Park was going to look like the beautiful valley that we were in during our approach. I was wrong. We traversed the winding road that leads into the northwestern park of the park and then she revealed herself. The sheer beauty of this valley is almost indescribable, and only the finest poets could barely do justice. All of a sudden we were hundreds of feet above this majestic garden of eden. Both Syd and I had to pick our jaws up from the car floor, and still remained speechless after that. We pulled the car over and sat there in awe and tried to absorb all the beauty that was in front of us. It reminded me of the old childs movie “The Land Before Time”. I imagined pterodactyls soaring above the cliffs, gazing over all sorts of other dinosaurs that roamed the valley floor. There were emerald rivers below me and massive cliff walls surrounding me with trees and plants growing everywhere. Every color on the spectrum could be seen in this little speck nature. I pictured the natives who used to call this place home and how it must have felt to discover this desert oasis. I felt one with nature here. Syd and I must have spent an hour sitting here and admiring this beauty. We had to get going so I took one last gaze, and went back in the car. I told myself I would come back here to really explore the place. I sure did, but that adventure comes in a later story.


We left Zion and had Las Vegas in our sights. Zion is only about 2 hours away from Las Vegas, so we planned on that being our next stop/point of interest. Right around this time, about 10AM, we realized that we had left Denver about 10 hours ago and needed some food. We decided we would wait until Vegas, but then all of a sudden a mirage appeared in the desert. “That *is* a mirage, right Syd?”. “It must be”. I got overwhelmed with excitement as my mouth started watering, the mirage got closer. “That mirage looks pretty real” “But it can’t be...we’re in Utah”. Yup, it was real. I rubbed my eyes to be sure. We pulled up to the Washington, UT exit signs and there was a billboard that read “In-N-Out 1 mile”. I hadn’t been that happy in a while. We checked what time they opened: 10:30 AM, we checked our clock: 10:20 AM. It was a miracle. We smoked a joint and walked in as they were taking down the “closed” sign.

Now here is where I had another “holy shit it’s a small world” moment. Throughout my life I had always had these weird coincidences where I see someone I know while on vacation or somewhere hundreds/thousands of miles away. From seeing a college friend at a resort in Puerto Rico, to sitting next to my hometown buddy on a plane from the DR, to sitting across the table from a classmate in the Bahamas. As I was munching my burger, in the middle of Southerwestern Utah, two people from my highschool walked in. An older couple that was I think 3 years above me. Now we didn’t know each other well enough, so we didn’t speak but we all looked at each other with the “WTF?” eyes, and continued to pretend not to know each other, even though we both knew our stories started in a small coastal town in MA. “What a small world” I thought as I finished my burger (animal style, of course).

We hopped back in the car and in a flash we were in Las Vegas. I was very excited to finally see Las Vegas. I was reminiscing of all the crazy stories ive heard and movies ive seen, portraying this to be the place of no rules where everyone leaves with a crazy story that they can’t tell their mother (I do have a crazy vegas story, but thats from a different road trip). Well, not at 1:00pm I guess. We drove up and down the strip feeling like movie stars with our arms and feet hanging out the window, trying to show off my fake Y-3 shoes (SMH). Vegas is a whole nother world during the day, and there is not much to be excited about. We parked the car at Caesars Palace and roamed around the casino, only to find desperate slot-goers at this hour. It was kind of depressing. After an hour of roaming the strip and fantasizing in the Louis Vuitton and Gucci stores, we decided it was time to leave Vegas. The next time I was in Vegas turned out to be a lot more...fear and loathing-ish, we’ll get to that later.

After Vegas we were ready to get to California. We decided we would only stop for gas from this point on, and set our sites on San Diego. The goal was to race there fast enough to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean before heading to Coachella the following day. My cousin lived in San Diego at the time and welcomed us to stay the night at his house before the festival. We drove and drove racing the sun which was starting to gain on us. We crossed into California and kept driving until we hit San Bernardino and came to a complete stop. There was traffic for as far as the eyes could see. “Are you kidding me? LA traffic all the way out here” while it might not have specifically been LA traffic, there was certainly bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way to LA. “wow, people aren’t joking about LA traffic” we laughed. Luckily after only a couple miles we pulled off the exit to head south to San Diego and were back cruising along.

In what seemed like a close race against time, we pulled into Pacific Beach, San Diego right as the sun was reaching the point where it really starts to turn the color of the sky to a pinkish-peach color. It was so beautiful. We paced onto the boardwalk and got a perfect spot to watch the sun set over the surfers trying to catch their last waves before darkness. We stayed and watched in awe until there was no sun left to watch. As we were exiting the boardwalk we were overwhelmed with delicious smells of local vendors preparing food for the night crowd. It felt as if we entered a food truck convention, and thousands of people now fluttered in to get a taste of the local cuisine. We walked around aimlessly smelling and tasting all they had to offer. I had a couple beef and pork tacos and a churro; Syd had a freshly caught fish taco. From there we soaked everything in, breathed a sigh of relief for we had made it and reflected on what an incredible day we just had. From there we went to my cousins loft and relaxed with him, only to begin a new adventure tomorrow.
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