The Roaming Gnome

by Scott on 10/30/2011

Roaming Gnome Lindsay

Lindsay and I are generally well behaved individuals, but this weekend we went a little crazy. Our neighbors are out of town, so we decided to “borrow” their garden gnome and take it on a quick jaunt around the world. They’ll be quite surprised when they start receiving pictures of this little gnome in far off places. We decided to post a few of the shots we took.

Roaming Gnome Eiffel Tower

Here we are at the Eiffel Tower. Paris was just OK… kind of dreary right now.  We ate some croissants, saw the Mona Lisa, etc. It seemed like we weren’t on the ground more than a couple hours before we had to grab our next flight to…

Roaming Gnome Coliseum

Rome! This is a shot of Mr. Gnome taking in the Coliseum. The thing is massive, and it’s amazing to think that it’s still standing in pretty remarkable condition. All the architecture in Rome was awesome, but while we were admiring some, our little traveling partner was almost swiped by a couple of pickpocketers. “Not so fast!” I yelled, like Lee Corso picking against the Trojans (different Coliseum).

Roaming Gnome Pyramids

Here we are in Egypt. I like how the gnome’s hat makes a 4th pyramid in this picture–we hope our neighbors appreciate the composition. By the way, hotel rooms in Cairo are way cheap these days.

Roaming Gnome Statue Liberty

And back to the good ol’ U. S. of A. We had just been to NYC, but figured a photo journey wouldn’t be complete without Lady Liberty. Here’s a shot of the four of us. We tried to hang with the Occupy Wall Street folks, but we had trouble making sense of it all. It was getting late anyway, and we had to return our gnome to our neighbor’s place before they got back.

All in all, it was a successful journey. Saw some great sights, snapped some cool photos, met some interesting people. Now Halloween has snuck up on us, and we need to figure out a costume for Lucas. Yikes.

Scott Ramon

There are 15 comments in this article:

  1. 10/30/2011joan nelson says:

    Lucas looks like he could be a year old! Those eyebrows are FUNny. Thanks for the laughs…bwa hahaha!!!

  2. 10/30/2011Aunt Jane says:

    Loved the pictures and story. Need to see that little gnome in Central Illinois. It would be great if he could help the ‘elves’ pass out gifts this Christmas.

  3. 10/30/2011Aunt Joyce says:

    Oh, how cute and clever!! You guys are so creative…how did you do it? The first photo I thought Lindsay really had a posed statue gnome. Lucas is so good! He is a doll….really. “Oh, the places you will go….” if Mommy and Daddy have anything to do with it. FUN…thanks for sharing. Love, Aunt Joyce

  4. 10/31/2011Scott says:

    Ha, thanks for the responses. This project was Lindsay’s idea (she also made the costume). We laughed pretty much the whole time we were working on the images wondering if perhaps we might be the meanest parents ever. Joyce, we use a computer program called GIMP to edit our pictures (www.gimp.org). Glad you liked it.

  5. 10/31/2011Allison says:

    I LOVED this! Thank you for making me smile 🙂 You guys are so funny! By the way, Lindsay, you are looking great! Miss you all!

  6. 10/31/2011Andrea Mattingly says:

    Perfect! Perfect! PERFECT! Love this!

  7. 10/31/2011lois says:

    I don’t understand. Can you explain what this is

  8. 10/31/2011Eileen says:

    Love love love!!!! He is the cutest thing ever!

  9. 10/31/2011Scott says:

    Hahaha… mom, here is a brief explanation. Sometimes people take garden gnome figurines from front yards, photograph them at well-known locations, and return the photos to the owners. Lindsay created this costume for Lucas and then had the idea to pretend we traveled around with him and took photos. See “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_gnome_prank” for more info.

  10. 11/1/2011Dana says:

    The Gnome in Rome posed in front of the gladiator dome but finally had to go home. Great pics and you have a wonderful family.

  11. 11/1/2011Betsy says:

    Omg!! I love it! How cute. Such a unique idea. I cannot wait to meet him

  12. 11/2/2011Great Uncle Marshall says:

    Scott, whats the big idea of not heading out to an Illinois corn field for some sight seeing. It would really round out your world tour. M

  13. 11/2/2011Aunt Karen says:

    You are soooo great!!! You brighten my day and make me smile! Lucas is one luck baby to have you for parents. You might want to save that comment for him to read in a few years 😉

  14. 11/6/2011Scott says:

    Marshall- Yes! We need to get Lucas in a combine. Maybe we can get it done next year.

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