Jason, Thanks for the html. I fixed it.
Like I said in my last post, the default location will load about half the time.
I have no idea what would be causing it. It seems to be a server or google issue. I reason this because the default static location disappears and reappears at the same time when my friend and I load the map from different locations on different browsers simultaneously.
So please hit refresh a couple of times and see what happens. The results are frustrating.