Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Los Angeles 2011 photos

Today was the 2011 Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in Los Angeles. Since my daughter and one of her friends were participating, I decided to get up early and head out to downtown Los Angeles to take some photos. The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series is a fundraiser for various charities, including ASPCA, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, TASK, St. Jude Hospital and several others. They have marathons around the country. Today’s marathon had about 10,000 participants and there were live bands set up every mile along the course as well as cheerleaders from local high schools. There was a …

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40th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Photos

While driving through New Mexico Tanya decided that she wanted to have Cracker Barrel one more time before we got to California. She brought out her Xoom and found a couple in Albuquerque. She brought out the street level view and it looked like they had a parking lot that would accommodate us, so we put it in the GPS as our dinner destination. Even though it was a Cracker Barrel, I decided to bring my camera inside. You never know. Towards the end of our meal the manager came up, made some small talk then started talking about cameras. …

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Photos from Tanya’s move

When I left Europe, I headed back to Indiana for the last phase of my journey. If you will recall, this all started with Buddy and me taking a train from Los Angeles to Chicago. Now, I was going to finish packing Tanya’s trailer, take some photos of the inside of the house, put up a For Sale sign and drive back to California. Tanya was coming to stay. These photos include stops at Billy Barooz Pub & Grill in Champaign, IL; Shamrock, TX; Chama River Brewing Company in Albuquerque, NM and Flagstaff Brewing Company in Flagstaff, AZ along with …

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Photos from Prague

After leaving Amsterdam, I headed to Prague for a few days. These photos are primarily from around the Hotel Praja and the Silenzio Hotel. Unfortunately, I was again covering a trade show and the show hotel was on the outskirts of Prague. Every time I ventured away from the hotel I was pretty much stuck in a bus or taxi. There were some amazing views that I really wish I could have shot, but circumstances were out of my control for this trip. Back to Prague Photos Back to Prague Photos

Photos from Amsterdam via Paris

The day before I headed to Europe, I got a telephone call from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Apparently they were canceling my non-stop flight from Chicago to Amsterdam. They wanted me to wait an additional day to leave Chicago. Since I expected to be compensated for the hotel room I had paid for in Amsterdam, KLM decided to pawn me off on Air France. Air France was able to cram me (literally) onto a flight from Chicago to Paris, then I could stretch out on a flight from Paris to Amsterdam. Not exactly how I wanted to start this trip, …

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Photos from a walk around London

These photos were taken on Monday, September 26, 2011. When I came in to London from Gatwick, my driver took the scenic route through town. Combined with the bus tour I went on Sunday, I was ready for some up close and personal time with the city. A friend had stayed an extra day so we decided to meet up Monday morning. She wanted to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and I wanted to ride the London Eye. It was a great day. The crowd was pretty big for the changing of the guard, but we …

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Photos from a bus tour in London

These photos were taken on September 25, 2011 on a bus tour through London. I was recently in Europe for a couple of weeks. I visited Amsterdam, Prague and London. While London was the last stop, I am going to start off the photos there since it is the city I was able to see the most of. Two days before I headed home, an affiliate program sponsored a double-decker bus tour through London. Since London is pretty spread out, I figured this would be a good way to see the most. It was one of my better ideas of …

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