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Eli David Powell (he/they; born November 27, 1997) is an American roadgeek and sports junkie with too much time on his hands. He is an administrator on this wiki and is proud to reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Trivia and miscellany
  • Has visited 2,023 of the 3,144 counties or county-equivalents (64.3%) in the United States
    • This includes every county (or equivalent) in Delaware, Connecticut, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Ohio
  • Has visited 25 MLB ballparks
    • Missing Boston, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Oakland, Miami, NY Mets, and LA Dodgers; has visited two separate parks for Atlanta and Texas
  • Ran the 2019 Eau Claire Marathon in 3 hours, 42 minutes, 50 seconds (a life goal is to qualify for Boston)
  • Has a blog where he mostly writes about college sports history, with some other silly stuff thrown in for good measure
  • Moderates r/CollegeBasketball
  • Made 3,643 edits to this wiki before creating his own userpage

My life in a poorly formatted RJL

StateCountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
PennsylvaniaBucksMiddletown Township0.0000.000 PA 413 – LanghorneNov 1997: I'm born at 3:20pm on November 27, 1997; I'm a Thanksgiving baby.
NorthamptonBethlehem0.7501.207 PA 378??? 1998: At some uncertain time before my first birthday, my birth parents lose custody of me and I'm sent to Social Services. So much for being thankful.
Palmer Township1.5002.414 PA 33 / US 22 / I-78 – Easton, Phillipsburg, NJ??? 1999: I'm quickly taken in by a loving family in the Lehigh Valley.
??? 2002: I'm legally adopted by this family, essentially a formality by that point.
North DakotaGrand ForksGrand Forks8.76714.109 US 2 / I-29 – East Grand Forks, MNSep 2006: My father gets a job in Grand Forks and my family relocates there just before I enter 4th grade.
South DakotaMinnehahaBrandon10.89017.526 SD 11 / I-90 – Sioux FallsOct 2008: My father relocates again, this time to Sioux Falls. We live in the suburbs.
North DakotaMountrailParshall12.51820.146 ND 23 / ND 37 – Makoti, New Town, MinotJun 2010: I spend a summer with my maternal grandparents just for funsies. Their house is close enough to the Canadian border for us to get the CBC on TV, so I watch the Canadian feed of the 2010 World Cup. I still vividly remember the Canadian ads (and the vuvuzelas).
South DakotaMinnehahaBrandon12.63820.339 SD 11 / I-90 – Sioux FallsJul 2010: I return home. On vacation with my family in Denver, I attend my first MLB game.
Oct 2012: I first join the old #wikipedia-en-roads IRC channel on freenode, which marks the beginning of my regular involvement in wiki roadgeekery.
May 2015: I graduate high school.
NebraskaLancasterLincoln17.72328.522 N-2 / US 77 / I-180 – Omaha, FremontAug 2015: I initially choose to attend the University of Nebraska for my undergraduate studies, but quickly become bored of Lincoln and decide to leave after just one semester.
South DakotaMinnehahaBrandon18.04929.047 SD 11 / I-90 – Sioux FallsDec 2015: Back home for the winter before relocating to my second undergraduate institution
MinnesotaHennepinMinneapolis18.15129.211 I-94 / I-35W / MN 55 – St. Paul, Bloomington, SavageJan 2016: I resume my undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota. I spend most of my time there wearing a cat costume at men's basketball games because Minnesota's basketball arena is known as The Barn and their student section is called The Barnyard.
May 2019: I graduate with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Geography with minors in Urban Studies and GIS.
North CarolinaOrangeChapel Hill21.67134.876 NC 86 / US 15 / US 501 – CarrboroJul 2019: I decide to immediately pursue my Master's in City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina.
Feb 2020: I begin dating someone a couple weeks before the entire world shuts down but we stick it out through the lockdown.
WakeCary22.92936.901 I-40 / NC 54 – Morrisville, ApexOct 2020: In an attempt to reduce contact with outside parties during the pandemic, I leave my house of five grad students and move in with this woman, now my girlfriend.
May 2021: I graduate mid-pandemic via Zoom.
Nov 2021: I get my first full-time urban planning job. It's in the private sector.
Feb 2022: That job stinks. I quit.
Raleigh24.23639.004 I-440 / US 401 – Durham, Wake ForestFeb 2022: We relocate from exurban Cary (blah) to urban Raleigh (less blah).
Jun 2022: I get my second full-time urban planning job. It's in the public sector, which I'd always preferred, but I have to commute to Durham sometimes. The positives far outweigh the negatives.
Oct 2022: I'm on the receiving end of two car crashes in a week and a half. The first totals my car and the second totals my girlfriend's. I now have no convenient way to commute to work and am resultantly fired.
Dec 2022: I propose to my girlfriend and she says yes.
MinnesotaHennepinMinneapolis25.47941.004 I-35W / MN 62 / MN 77 – St. Paul, BloomingtonMay 2023: We relocate to the place I feel most comfortable calling home.
26.01141.861Present terminusLast updated December 1, 2023
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  1. ^ Literally us, the Blue Jays.