Photo of the Day

We posted a photo from each day of our world tour in 2011 and 2012.

November 14, 2012

A condo in Brookfield is our new home (for now)

November 13, 2012

Driving home for endless hours, the most exciting thing we saw was this quilt-themed rest stop in Iowa (this photo is for you, Mom!)

November 12, 2012

Dia de los Muertos display at El Museum Latino in Omaha

November 11, 2012

Linus proves that he’s the smart one by being indoors on a chilly Grand Junction morning

November 10, 2012

Just hours from Vegas, we drive through snow for the first time in a year and a half (nope, we didn’t miss it)

November 9, 2012

Only in Vegas: a Kermit the Frog billboard next to Deja Vu’s Love Boutique adult toystore and gentlemen’s club

November 8, 2012

The boneyard at the newly-opened Neon Museum

November 7, 2012

Fremont Street tries to out-gaudy the rest of Las Vegas (good luck)

November 3-6, 2012 (Ken in L.A.; Karen in eastern California)

David and Ken carry the Olympic torches for L.A. and Salt Lake City, at the USC Trojan Band tailgate party

Hiking in the ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest with friends Julie, Bill, and of course Violet mugging for the camera

At Disneyland, we caught an exhibit of materials from “Frankenweenie,” including this armature. Saw the movie a couple days later, and while the plot is just ok, the stop-motion animation is beautiful.

Karen overshadows the salt flats of Death Valley

November 2, 2012

Hanging out with Sallie, aka Widow Corney, after “Oliver”

November 1, 2012

Good luck emerging from The Leonardo in Salt Lake City in one piece. Luckily, my condition was temporary.

October 31, 2012

Our friend Sallie skips the trick and hands out treats

October 30, 2012

You know you’re in the middle of nowhere (Utah) when you see this

October 29, 2012

A whole lotta pizza and wine makes for a fine evening with Brenda and John

October 28, 2012

Upheaval Dome at Canyonlands National Park

October 27, 2012

Look who signed up for the pumpkin pie eating contest.

October 26, 2012

Four new Commandments discovered! Unfortunately, Karen couldn’t lift the tablets, so we can’t tell you the new rules.

October 25, 2012

A fence in the shape of Wisconsin (use your imagination a bit)

October 24, 2012

Sun’s Eye in Monument Valley

October 23, 2012

Karen cooks by moonlight, with a bluff in the distance

October 22, 2012

Goofy, is that you? Was this hoodoo in Bryce Canyon designed by Disney?

October 21, 2012

You can Browse our town… but don’t expect any services

October 20, 2012

Dinner at the Pioneer Restaurant, complete with cowboys

October 19, 2012

Red rock landscape

October 18, 2012

Entering Zion National Park

October 17, 2012

The Wave lottery in Kanab, Utah (more on that in an upcoming post)

October 16, 2012

We bumped into Mater. He’s working at the grocery store in Kanab, Utah.

October 15, 2012

Ken’s livin’ on the edge. Well, lying around on the edge, at least.

October 14, 2012

Karen relives the youthful exuberance of her days as a volunteer park ranger

October 13, 2012

Crossing paths with Ken’s parents, Aunt Pat, and Uncle Phil on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

October 12, 2012

Rocking the absentee vote from a hotel room in Sedona

October 11, 2012

In flight

October 10, 2012

Sedona, Arizona… wow

October 9, 2012

Karen ain’t ‘fraid of no bees

October 8, 2012

The Albuquerque International Balloon Festival rules the skies!

October 7, 2012

Dawn Patrol, the first balloons in the air, tests wind and weather conditions

October 6, 2012

Inflating “our” balloon, Tick Tock, at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

October 5, 2012

Petroglyph National Monument is just a stone’s throw from downtown Albuquerque (but don’t throw a stone- it’s a federal offense)

October 4, 2012

Gourmet lunch in lovely Councilor, New Mexico, with our fellow traveler Pessia

October 3, 2012

Yucca in Mesa Verde

October 2, 2012

Spruce Tree House, one of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park

October 1, 2012

Garden of the Gods, outside Colorado Springs

 

September 30, 2012

The cog railway climbs toward Pikes Peak

September 29, 2012

Karen’s cairns, along the trail from Frisco to Breckinridge

September 28, 2012

Elizabeth and Rahim, our hosts, tour guides, and drinking buddies in Denver

September 27, 2012

Upon visiting the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve, Ken decides that all our future payments will be carried out in Kenbucks

September 26, 2012

Copeland Falls, Rocky Mountain NP

September 25, 2012

It’s just so hard to get a close look at elk in Rocky Mountain NP

September 24, 2012

Ken prepares to test out this Continental Divide thing in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

September 23, 2012

For some reason, we did NOT want to be behind this truck on I-80.

September 22, 2012

We spotted “Free Demo Day” at the Harley dealership in Rock Island, Illinois, so Ken took a spin on a Sportster

Check out the Photos of the Day from previous months:

January 2012 photos

February 2012 photos

March 2012 photos

April 2012 photos 

May 2012 photos

June 2012 photos

22 Responses to Photo of the Day

  1. Terri says:

    LOVE the addition of Photo of the Day! Thank you. Particularly liked the colorful tour group and lunch (dinner?) looked fabulous. Oh, and the little iPhone girl is adorable, too. Continue to look forward to your posts, and enjoy following your travels on facebook. Take care.

  2. Asia Voight says:

    Hi, You two sweeties!
    I’m watching and reading. Thanks for sharing!
    Big hug,
    Asia

  3. Dee and Wilson says:

    How do you not get tired of all the newness? Do you ever forget where you are and what you are doing? These photos are amazing and a great reminder for you when the trip is in the past. I am continued to be grateful that you are sharing this will us all. Thanks so much!!!

    • Karen says:

      Great questions Dee! We do get tired of the newness. Some days to the point where I just don’t care about what I am looking at. With all the hard beds and bad pillows we sleep on, I definitely know we are not at home anymore. (Missing my Temperpedic pillow.)

      Still enjoying plenty of good times and currently good eats in Penang. We are looking forward to hearing into Cambodia, where we hear that the locals are very friendly.

      Karen

  4. angie says:

    Super! These are fantastic photos! Stanley Morgan cracks me up, and that owl is amazing!!! I’ve just been going through Peru photos from 2009 – trying to get my digital pix in order – reliving memories of great travels – can’t wait to make some new ones!

  5. Margaret Trissel says:

    Noted Dee’s comment about forgetting where you are…we’ve been on multiple-stop trips where I HAVE gotten turned around when getting up at night to use the bathroom!!! “Whoa, which way is it??”
    Love the pics!!!!

  6. Vinnie Besasie says:

    The Eagle Owl is my favorite! Did you photoshop those eyes on? Also, the “iPhone Generation” is a great one. Hope all is well guys!

    Wop

  7. Rozi says:

    Hey! My little girl made it here! Thank you and will be following you guys on your world tour virtually. Love it :)

  8. Chris says:

    Stanley Morgan?!? Someone in the far east is a Patriots’ fan.

    http://www.patriots.com/team/history/hall-of-fame/stanley-morgan.html

    • Ken says:

      Thanks for setting us straight on that, Chris. Just so it’s not Morgan Stanley liquor (although that would help explain the worldwide financial crisis).

  9. Betty says:

    Love the map idea. We all need a geography lesson in this changing world. Karen, You and Angie make picture taking look so easy and awesome. Fantastic record of your adventure

  10. Laura K says:

    Love the arrow! Helpful!

  11. Terri says:

    At the risk of repeating myself (what’s new) I am really enjoying photo of the day. The photo of Sunlight (the hotel windows) is just amazing. I would like to save it and use it as wallpaper if that’s ok. Take care and fun travels to you both.

    • Karen says:

      Please do! Glad you like the photos Terri. The windows are a Chinese design that we see at many renovated guesthouses in Penang.

  12. Bob Gregory says:

    The pic from January 9 caught my eye. Does that stuff come directly from the Kickapoo Valley back here in WI? Just kidding, obviously. Great pics! My favorite is “Sunlight.” And Vinnie is right, that owl is creepy.

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