JoshuasTravels — ikons

ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

23 Oregon, Land of Heroes
this is my sister, although she prefers the alternative "lovely sister" spelling....
this is my sister, although she prefers the alternative "lovely sister" spelling….
our hero, at the best bookstore in the whole damn town
our hero, at the best bookstore in the whole damn town
how doth I love the city of the land of Ports? Let me count the ways!
how doth I love the city of the land of Ports? Let me count the ways!
is this right outside PSU? Or in the middle of a wooded forest? You never can tell..
is this right outside PSU? Or in the middle of a wooded forest? You never can tell..
I know, I know, I'm pretty much the best at birthday gifts
I know, I know, I'm pretty much the best at birthday gifts
everywhere I go I keep telling people how awesome Oregon salads are and nobody believes me
everywhere I go I keep telling people how awesome Oregon salads are and nobody believes me
having a happy happy birthday!
having a happy happy birthday!
frowny face! no more birthday cupcakes!
frowny face! no more birthday cupcakes!
adorable Fenton kids
adorable Fenton kids
my first Oregon trail run in a loooooooong time
my first Oregon trail run in a loooooooong time
ladies and gentlemen of the world, I present to you my mother's version of a bluetooth headset
ladies and gentlemen of the world, I present to you my mother's version of a bluetooth headset
my wonderful sister in wonderful nature
my wonderful sister in wonderful nature
also in wonderful nature
also in wonderful nature
just lookit all that green!
just lookit all that green!
they're not looking.,...
they're not looking.,…
with wide open green like that, you're an idiot to live anywhere else
with wide open green like that, you're an idiot to live anywhere else
they call this place the Women's Forum, because we're hippie liberals
they call this place the Women's Forum, because we're hippie liberals
taking the old highway to upriver Washington
taking the old highway to upriver Washington
my sister, channeling her inner gato
my sister, channeling her inner gato
Los Gatos, having trouble getting down
Los Gatos, having trouble getting down
not getting down, which is a danger!
not getting down, which is a danger!
'nuff said
'nuff said
trout-DALE, baby baby!
trout-DALE, baby baby!
I know that other, more professional photogs take better pictures of nature but sometimes I just can't help myself
I know that other, more professional photogs take better pictures of nature but sometimes I just can't help myself
you know how I know it's Oregon? Because even the small-town-mid-river pizzerias have Gluten-Free Crust
you know how I know it's Oregon? Because even the small-town-mid-river pizzerias have Gluten-Free Crust
me madre
me madre
me madre y me hermana
me madre y me hermana
same same
same same
sssssh, don't bother her
sssssh, don't bother her
she's really stressed about school
she's really stressed about school
well, stressed and angry
well, stressed and angry
they ain't got views like this in Texas do they, boy?
they ain't got views like this in Texas do they, boy?
happy madre
happy madre
fantastico!
fantastico!
I like this one the best
I like this one the best
but my mother likes this one the best
but my mother likes this one the best
I left this one in so that you guys would appreciate the rest of the album
I left this one in so that you guys would appreciate the rest of the album
they're not really that porcelain.. it's an optical illusion
they're not really that porcelain.. it's an optical illusion
shooting the interstate back, which is still super-green - EVEN OUR INTERSTATES ARE WONDERFUL!
shooting the interstate back, which is still super-green – EVEN OUR INTERSTATES ARE WONDERFUL!
just before her last day of school ever
just before her last day of school ever
if you look closely you can see the brother of the Great Child in this picture
if you look closely you can see the brother of the Great Child in this picture
been waiting YEARS to eat up some Sunny Hans!
been waiting YEARS to eat up some Sunny Hans!
...so she finished her Master's program and she's heading off the volun-teach on a disadvantage island in the South Pacfiic - and thus her Prof gave her half her body weight in Teaching Tools
…so she finished her Master's program and she's heading off the volun-teach on a disadvantage island in the South Pacfiic – and thus her Prof gave her half her body weight in Teaching Tools
the Flash Cards, the Subaru, the excited faces, the whole thing just screams "geeking-out educator" doesn't it?
the Flash Cards, the Subaru, the excited faces, the whole thing just screams "geeking-out educator" doesn't it?
Chang's Mongolian Grill, I swear all I want to do is eat whenever I come home
Chang's Mongolian Grill, I swear all I want to do is eat whenever I come home
....maybe the best picture of the entire trip
….maybe the best picture of the entire trip
Polar King! Best milkshakes in 50 states!
Polar King! Best milkshakes in 50 states!
left to right: my mother, my mother, my sister, my sister
left to right: my mother, my mother, my sister, my sister
....long story short, I threw a B.F. until they took me trail running and when I finished my route they were bagel-and-cream-cheese'n it up
….long story short, I threw a B.F. until they took me trail running and when I finished my route they were bagel-and-cream-cheese'n it up
I'm not really that fast, it's just an optical illusion
I'm not really that fast, it's just an optical illusion
you can tell I'm a yuppie because I hate to run without GPS verifications
you can tell I'm a yuppie because I hate to run without GPS verifications
my youngest sister, just baaaaarely looking prettier than my fair Oregon
my youngest sister, just baaaaarely looking prettier than my fair Oregon
it's funny because I didn't really go to Eugene and she didn't really go to Boston
it's funny because I didn't really go to Eugene and she didn't really go to Boston
if you go to Portland, you gotta go to Trader Joe's.... them's the rules
if you go to Portland, you gotta go to Trader Joe's…. them's the rules
....you should also go to Voodoo Donuts
….you should also go to Voodoo Donuts
....but you shouldn't promise to buy your sisters whatever-shaped pastries she wants
….but you shouldn't promise to buy your sisters whatever-shaped pastries she wants
...although sometimes things like that do make for a clever photo
…although sometimes things like that do make for a clever photo
Fento Breakfasto!
Fento Breakfasto!
we wanted to go to the running trail, but wound up at the Volcano instead
we wanted to go to the running trail, but wound up at the Volcano instead
LOVE that Oregon rain!
LOVE that Oregon rain!
...not all of us, though
…not all of us, though
getting ready to zoom zoom
getting ready to zoom zoom
let's get a few things straight here - LAND of HEROES, ain't there ain't a second way about it
let's get a few things straight here – LAND of HEROES, ain't there ain't a second way about it
she might not look like much but she's got it where it counts, kid
she might not look like much but she's got it where it counts, kid
this picture was taken immediately upon hearing the answer to the question "do they eat dogs in Korea?"
this picture was taken immediately upon hearing the answer to the question "do they eat dogs in Korea?"
and this was taken immediately after something funny I said
and this was taken immediately after something funny I said
there are few things I appreciate more in this world then fine, fine BBQ
there are few things I appreciate more in this world then fine, fine BBQ
I was told - by one of my sisters - that this picture is everything that's wrong with America
I was told – by one of my sisters – that this picture is everything that's wrong with America
party picture #001
party picture #001
numero dos
numero dos
kindly note that her bottle is not full
kindly note that her bottle is not full
huh, I guess she really is kind of short
huh, I guess she really is kind of short
well don't we all just look as happy as Andy, the candy-eating cow of Nebraksa!
well don't we all just look as happy as Andy, the candy-eating cow of Nebraksa!
I like how it goes short-tall-short-tall-short-tall
I like how it goes short-tall-short-tall-short-tall
how do you spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E?
how do you spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E?
allow me to introduce you to Anna's "Racoon pose" - she is rarely caught unawares, but it does happen
allow me to introduce you to Anna's "Racoon pose" – she is rarely caught unawares, but it does happen
Cary, Anna, and two photo-bombers
Cary, Anna, and two photo-bombers
Trouble, No Good, and... I'm out of witty nicknames
Trouble, No Good, and… I'm out of witty nicknames
four soon-to-be instructors of America's youth (and/or the Republic of the Marshal Islands)
four soon-to-be instructors of America's youth (and/or the Republic of the Marshal Islands)
this is three hours before her flight, and those are strawberries thankyouverymuch
this is three hours before her flight, and those are strawberries thankyouverymuch
last-minute Taco Bell
last-minute Taco Bell
last-minute hugs
last-minute hugs
that's spelled "Fenton," with an Ef
that's spelled "Fenton," with an Ef
our little darling
our little darling
getting some world-famous Apple Pie
getting some world-famous Apple Pie
skyping with our little adventurer!
skyping with our little adventurer!


let's lose charley