Monthly Archives: August 2011

Press here for lunch

Karen orders lunch from the Lunch-o-tron 2000 (well, I assume that’s what it’s called). Ken eats the greasy-spoon quality food. The word “quality” is a bit of a stretch, but it was cheap and fast, which is what we were … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Japan

Excited… exhausted… and both kinds of sniffly… That’s what I (Ken) am feeling as we arrive in Tokyo. In my head, I’m thrilled to finally be starting the trip after months (well, years) of preparation. But my body has other … Continue reading

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The Last Call

It’s Day Zero of our trip, and Karen is hanging out in the Minneapolis airport.

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The Hometown Paper

Our final (and most public) farewell to Milwaukee was being “sponsor of the day” on our local public radio station, WUWM. A brief message about our trip and our love of Milwaukee ran several times on the air. It was literally … Continue reading

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Ready for the big trip!

We’re ready to go. See for yourself…

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A little off the sides

Got my last haircut in the U.S. Maybe short enough to last me until Thailand… thanks, Sami!

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Excitement, be dammed!

Over the past week the one repeated comment is, “You must be so excited!!” Well, not exactly. No, no, don’t read us wrong. We are excited to finally be fulfilling our dream trip. It’s just not flowing in the way … Continue reading

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Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

We LOVE roller coasters! Remember our trip to Cedar Point? We are much less excited about the emotional ride we have been on since really getting ready for this trip. Our major emotional goal before we leave……to not have a … Continue reading

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