Soaked strip clubs: iPadding at Penn State post-flooding

Had some fun with the iPad this weekend in Happy Valley for Alabama’s slaughter of Penn State.

Since I was going to go up anyway, figured I’d write a story about Yorkers making the trek, despite recent flooding and potential road closures.

I, myself, left York at 4 a.m. Saturday, making a few stops for gas and the like. All those early birds on the Twitter circa  5 a.m. probably saw me live tweeting my drive.

I love the way this thing takes photos. I took a bunch of them.  This photo below is of the truck stop just after the Clarks Ferry Bridge along 322 in Perry County. The sex toy stores and strip clubs — iconic 322 landmarks (in my opinion) — were submerged in a filthy pool.  After mourning the loss of these adult establishments, I forged onward.

Taken with an iPad. Like this convenience store, the strip clubs and adult toy stores appeared half submerged. A moment of silence, if you please.

Surprisingly, I arrived in State College without problems around 7:30ish.  After spilling coffee down the front of my shirt, I headed up to the stadium, refreshed by the quick cat nap I had just taken in the backseat of my Toyota Camry. (Note: My weekend of vagrancy at Penn State is another blog post entirely. Stay tuned.)

I wasn’t thrilled about carrying an $800 technological device around mobs of unruly drunk people, but hey — you do what you have to do.

It worked out. I was able to photo and tweet things. Lots of things. From the long line at the portapotties to the horse cops trotting past the Bryce Jordan Center.

I wrote and e-mailed my story from the iPad, leaning against the BJC facing the stadium. It’s probably the coolest place I’ve ever sat while writing a story.

Then, I immediately downed some beers and talked technology with some friends who are more savvy than I. Learned of some cool apps I want to download, including this really neat one that takes 360 panoramic photos, which can be cool, if you’re trying to capture more of an area than just one frame.

About Lauren Boyer

I'm a Business Reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I cover banking, investing and all sorts of manufacturing, from companies like Harley-Davidson to mom-and-pop operations. I don't go anywhere without my iPad or a large cup of coffee. Contact me with story ideas at 717-771-2062 or lboyer@ydr.com.
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