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The Journey-February Ten on Ten

A group of photographer friends have joined up to document our own lives more. We do a series of ten photos on a day and post them on the 10th of the month. I wasn’t going to join in, because they are all going to post adorable photos of their kiddos…and we’re empty nesters. But, then I decided that our life is no less worthy of documenting than the next photographer’s. I do wish I would have been more of a photographer when my kids were little though!

Anyway, I give you THE JOURNEY

begin the journey

As a surprisingly apropos photo…this is what we saw as my husband and I headed out. We decided to go antiquing…a past time we both enjoy. We weren’t sure which direction we were heading, or which antique mall we were going to. This intersection decided for us.

We drove about an hour or so south of St. Louis to St. Mary’s Antique mall in, you guessed it, St. Mary’s. It’s in an old school and huge and always has the most interesting things.

St. Mary's Antique Mall

I was looking for some interesting food photography props for the monthly food photography and styling challenge group I’m in. Here are just a few of my finds:

food photography props

Such a great time. Then we headed back north to St. Genevieve to eat in one of our favorite places- a cute little restaurant, The Anvil. Look at their amazing wooden bar across the length of the restaurant.

The Anvil in St. Genevieve

They serve the coldest beer there. The. Coldest.

ice cold beer

But my favorite? Their onion rings! So delicious!!

fried onion rings

I know! Don’t they just make you want to drive to St. Genevieve right now and dive into a plate of onion rings? So yummy.

We headed back out driving, chatting and watching the scenery.

the journey-the drive

I absolutely love our slow, wandering, antiquing, road trip days.

end of the day

(It was hard to pick just 10 photos from the day!) Hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse of our life!

Hop over to Rachel Noah’s blog to see her 10 on 10. She’s a friend an fabulous Vancouver WA photographer.

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  • Britt Anderson February 10, 2012, 9:15 am

    What a great idea….I think I may do a journey myself one of these months!!! Great job Kay

  • chicago newborn photographer February 10, 2012, 9:50 am

    I love these, Kay! It’s wonderful to see a glimpse of the place you call home :)

  • Rachel February 10, 2012, 10:42 am

    I love it! I’ve always thought I would love to have a set of carefully and purposefully mismatched white dishes. I see that in your future somehow! The sky in the last one is AMAZING! Loved seeing a glimpse into a day of your life.

  • Amy Shertzer February 10, 2012, 10:49 am

    I love this! I love sky pictures and your last one is so cool — those clouds and the light just look so amazing!

  • Melissa Schuett February 10, 2012, 11:10 am

    That last shot is awesome!!
    I like your textures too!!

  • Jenn February 10, 2012, 9:09 pm

    I love these Kay! As I was scrolling through the images my eye caught on that image of the bar- which I loved. Then I kept scrolling and got the beer- even better! But wait, the onion rings looked delish :-) Yes, I am a foodie :-) LOved getting a glimpse of your day!

  • Laurie February 11, 2012, 8:48 pm

    Beautiful photo’s Kay! And yes.. even though I live across the country those onion rings do tempt me.. just a bit.
    Love the antique silver.. I get so excited thinking about all the food posts you’ll be posting with your fun antique finds! My husband loves vintage vinyl records so antiquing with him is a special treat!
    That last image of the sky is breath taking!!

  • Carey Pace February 13, 2012, 2:14 pm

    LOVE that you are doing this, Kay!!! YOu are so right! Your life deserves no less documentation!

  • Amanda Eller February 15, 2012, 1:26 pm

    Lovely!! Kay your hubby is handsome :) I bet that bar has great food!! Now I’m hungry!

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