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Where I'm From

I was born in 1977 in Oberlin, Ohio and grew up in rural Wellington, Ohio about 45 minutes southwest of Cleveland. Now I live around the corner from Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio, a suburb on Cleveland's West Side. I've lived here all my life through many warm wonderful summers and cold cloudy Cleveland winters.

What I Do

Information technology is what I knew I wanted to work in since I was in second grade, and currently I work as an applications developer at Akron Children's Hospital.

Photography, history, geography, and cartography are HUGE interests of mine, and I hope to put my talents to good use and help out Wikitravel. Feel free to explore my photos on Picasa!

Places I've Been

These are places I've actually done more than just pass through or fly my own geographic order...


  • Northern Ohio is obviously a place I am familiar with. It's a weird talent, but I can draw a very detailed map of the area from memory, and almost to scale - and yes, I do have fun when I do it! :-) I start to get foggy in below US 30 or west of US 250 though...
Some noteworthy places I like include:




  • Chicago--The deep dish is GREAT! My favorite place for a cocktail is now the 96th Floor of John Hancock Center.  :-)


New York

  • Niagara Falls, which does include the Canadian side, although the last time I actually set foot on foreign soil was when I was only 6.
  • New York City, which I would visit any chance I can get, even if it's just for the pizza!  :-)

North Carolina

South Carolina





  • Oklahoma City, probably the friendliest and cleanest city I've ever visited--where the people all sound like they're from West Virginia though the terrain is very eerily flat...  :-/



Places I Want to See

I still have lots of West Coast road-tripping to do! I still want to see Olympic National Park, Seattle, and Redmond (but of course!). If I got to drive out all the way from Ohio, it would be cool to see Yellowstone, and maybe hike the Grand Canyon. If that happens, I'm gonna need another hard drive for all the pictures!

Other places I'd like to go:


Email me at LeeHawkins -at- CreateStuff -dot- net.