8154: What’s a Trip Without Faces?

In early 2020 I traveled across the country over the course of three weeks with my daughter and three grandchildren.    During this trip we traveled 8154 miles across 20 states and visited over 100 destinations, saw all sorts of animals, all sorts of geography, 10 National Parks and Monuments, various state parks, oceans, deserts, mountains, beaches, grasslands, canyons and more. This is the fifth of a few posts about some of the fun from this EPIC Road Trip. 

In this post I am sharing FACES. What is a trip without faces?  And over 8000 miles of travel opens up the opportunity to see all kinds of faces — family, friends, strange people, aliens, wild animals, birds, art, statues and who knows what else?  Here are 125 of them. Enjoy the Read! Enjoy the Ride! And, most of all, Enjoy the Faces! (all photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz)

These photos are being posted in a haphazardly fun manner.  No rhyme or reason or order.  Just an assemblage of 125 faces.  I’ll try to add commentary where applicable.

Strange Batman

Seagull in Oregon

A welcome women in Leavenworth, Washington

Daughter Amaree, her husband Aaron and their youngest kiddo Benson.

Handsome cowboy in Davenport, Washington

How can leave out a Uranus promotion?

George W and Thomas J at Mount Rushmore

A smiling snowman somewhere on the road

A soda drinking wildcat

Visiting high school friend Joyce Bradford Walker in Bozeman, Montana

You looking at me?

Tex Ritter and Bob Wills in Turkey, Texas

How about some good In n Out Burgers?

Something fishy in Oregon

Happy cousins Livvy and Joselyn

Faces of those lost at Little Bighorn (third one back is George Custer)

Soaking in the rain in Raymond, Washington

Louie R. Keen, the Mayor of Uranus

Who knows?

A white egret taking a gulp in Uncertain, Texas

Tui and Larry Snider

Here’s Wilbur…in Wilbur, Washington

A highway dedicated to Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Funny faces seen somewhere on the road

Guitarist / Music Producer Jimmy Jackson in Santa Cruz, CA

Hungry Dino in Holbrook, Arizona

Friendly visitors?? Baker, California

Buck shot! New Mexico

Big crow hood ornament (in a fancy Porsche) at the Grand Canyon

Smiling Sandhill Cranes flying over Texas

The Captain – Aaron Applebaum on Caddo Lake

A Barney Fife sighting!!

An angry Barstow cowbird

Making music in Raymond

James and Jacque Ferreira in southern Oregon.

A nice Crow Indian in Montana

I don’t like cameras!!

Fred — A sleepy but friendly Alien in Uranus

A real pioneer

Some family — including my sweet wife on the left

A crusty old eagle in Long Beach, Washington

Couldn’t resist adding a second shot of the ever-jovial and always PUN-ishing Mayor of Uranus, Louie R. Keen

A smiley mermaid in Sebastapol, California

A smiley and Happy Davey


Rocky Raccoon

A content young man in Nebraska

A thumbs with the Clam Chowder Chef at the Chowder Stop in Washington

This is how a Dino says howdy

Enjoying the ride with family and friends

All gussied up

A handsome sheriff

Hanging with the grandkids in Washington

Peace Out Alien

The old flying Pegasus from Mobil Gas

Take a ride with me on the highway to hell!!

This is the best smile I can do for you

Jim and Kathy Aspinwall in California with their big aluminum toy

No, I am not a moose!! Just an old Oregon elk

C’mon Grampz!

Visiting high school friend Melody Chapman-Kurk in Bozeman

A what-cha-ma-call-it

The Staredown

A happy fisherman

Growly Grizzly in Montana

What? Another Barney Fife sighting??

Modern Bigfoot


Chillaxin Gull

The Psycho Donut nurses

I want some donuts!

Steering us to the bast places — Aaron Applebaum

Paul Bunyan in Klamath, California

I am sad today

A smiley donut

Hanging with a friend in California…he’s a smart and creative dude and a fan of Sumoflam apparently

Bigfoot is gonna get you

Can I take you order?

Me and Jimmy J

Jos showing off her dance moves in the desert

Thomas Allen shows off his awesome balsamic products in Ukiah, California

James’ smile is infectious

Mother and son

Taking a selfie or mixing up a potion?

Watch this trick!

Dignified chief

Welcome to Taylor, Nebraska friend

Teddy and Abe

Lewis and Clark

Who cares where the beef is?

Another eagle?

Paul Bunyan in small form

Oh deer

Howdy partners

Larry Snider…

Whoa…watch out for this canoe!

I’m prepared

Visiting with Debbie McMasters in Santa Cruz

A face only a metal mama could love

Benson’s Flaming birthday

You like this pose?

My favorite almost adopted kind of sweet French Fry Barbara G

Please gimme some lovin..

Mom and kids at the canyon

Don’t ask…you don’t wanna know

One of us is Psycho

A mooving scene of udderly happy bovines

Some random kid in Texas

Another handsome cowboy…they are everywhere!

Enjoying a sunset with mama


Leavenworth smiley guy sign

Yep..another eagle…the best one


Almost back home

Here’s lookin’ at you


Hanging with my friend Teri Chambers in Bozeman

A silver bird…but not a plane

Hanging with my good Bozeman High School friend Alex Milne in Washington

Thanks for visiting with Davey


I am currently working on my FOURTH book, titled “8154” to represent the mileage of my epic road trip with family.  You can visit my Amazon Author Page to see my other books at https://amzn.to/3azY36l

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