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SmilingPanda
08-13-2012, 11:38 AM
I haven't seen a thread about where people have traveled with their ukes. I'm at Interlochen Center for the Arts for our high school marching band camp. I brought some ukes with me and plan on taking some pics of me and my ukes here at Interlochen.

I thought it might be cool to start a thread where people can post pics of their uke travels. Pics of you and your uke in some exotic (or not so exotic) location.

Maybe this is a dumb idea, but I thought it might be neat to see where people have taken their ukes and posed for pics.

ukuLily Mars
08-13-2012, 01:33 PM
Not a dumb idea at all, Panda! This is fun. My 'uke went with me to Rome in June but unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of her there. Next trip I'll get pictures!

foxfair
08-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Done have traveling photos, but my ukes had been with me to Japan, India, HK and US. I used to bring a kanile'a concert but sold it later. Then I brought kamaka ukes with me.

mds725
08-13-2012, 08:26 PM
Here's my Kala Thinline Travel Tenor with me in Koke'e State Park on Kaua'i in April 2011.

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kieran
08-13-2012, 10:48 PM
in a caravan with some friends for the week in Caister.

http://i45.tinypic.com/23mvt4w.jpg

the makala even came with me to Peterborough for a day trip

http://i47.tinypic.com/6ok77r.jpg

Sven-Uke
08-14-2012, 12:17 AM
Me and my dolphin on Corfu Greece.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pi4BXOwYVmE/T-g_5rh0zgI/AAAAAAAAR-M/-YwA3TQlE-Y/s512/20120611%2520Corfu%2520Ixus-34.jpg

SmilingPanda
08-14-2012, 01:33 AM
Awesome! Keep 'em coming! Even without pictures is cool. Has anyone taken their uke somewhere simply so they coul say that their uke was there? Like to the top of the empire state building or to the top of a mountain, etc.

SmilingPanda
08-14-2012, 09:39 AM
Finally got away from marching band rehearsal long enough to sit by the lake and practice a bit. Can't see it in the picture, but Kresge Auditorium was directly to my right, where Sheryl Crow gave a concert last night.

Hopefully I can get a picture by the famous bear statue at some point this week.

This is my Pono MPTSH-C strung with a low-G. Couldn't manage my Kala and my Pono on my bike ride to the lake... though both are with me here at band camp.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=41658&d=1344973002

foxfair
08-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Not photos but videos, see Ukulele Sunnyboy in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WaZU5MxXnM&list=UUQXQlNKQqbCbjaH4osTTShQ&index=1&feature=plcp

Quite enjoy the view fo his videos.

Freeda
08-14-2012, 11:27 AM
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg176/queenfreeda/Parasail%20Virginia%20Beach%202012/P1010005.jpg

Over Virginia Beach.

The Big Kahuna
08-14-2012, 11:37 AM
Extreme Ukeing!!

Now THAT is a sport I could get into*

















* But probably only as a spectator

bbycrts
08-14-2012, 11:37 AM
I think Freeda is winning for the moment (if this was a contest, which it isn't ;))

I never thought to take pictures - my uke has been with me to Dallas, TX; Pasadena, CA; Grinnell, IA; Las Vegas, NV; and all over Oregon and Washington...I haven't been out of the country since taking up the uke, so I can't get more exotic than that, I'm afraid.

gyosh
08-14-2012, 11:57 AM
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg176/queenfreeda/Parasail%20Virginia%20Beach%202012/P1010005.jpg

Over Virginia Beach.

Going to be hard to top that.

What song were you playing? :)

Pippin
08-14-2012, 12:04 PM
I'll be on Del-Ray Beach and Vero Beach (Florida) the end of October. I had my KoAloha ukes in Vero Beach in November 2010 when my wife and I were there.

Pueo
08-14-2012, 12:28 PM
My ukuleles have traveled a bit...
I was living in Southern California at the time and most of my ukuleles were purchased in Hawaii, so they have made that trip. A couple of my ukuleles have been to more than one island. One of my ukuleles went to UWC in Indiana. (Hey bbycrts you forgot to mention that trip!) I have also taken an ukulele to Northern California and to Las Vegas. I have not taken an ukulele internationally - Yet! I would love to go to FIUL in France or one of the Japanese ukulele festivals.

mm stan
08-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Whoa Freeda will win this one fo shua.... holy moly you one wild risk taker girl...WOW ....

Plainsong
08-14-2012, 01:50 PM
Freeda just won the entire forum. :D

I take my uke with me on vacation, but no interesting pics that include the uke in them. :(

Jim T.
08-14-2012, 02:14 PM
I thought it might be cool to start a thread where people can post pics of their uke travels. Pics of you and your uke in some exotic (or not so exotic) location.

Not exotic: here I am at Native Books in Honolulu before signing copies of "The 'Ukulele: A History" last month.41676

Freeda
08-14-2012, 03:24 PM
Going to be hard to top that.

What song were you playing? :)

Holy Water by Big & Rich.

stevepetergal
08-14-2012, 03:49 PM
I posted this once on another thread. I was in a very tiny house in Bahir Dahr, Ethiopia.
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It isn't extreme uking. The only thing extreme was the heat!

SmilingPanda
08-14-2012, 03:54 PM
For sure. I had a co-conspirator that helped me out with my pictures. :)


I love the photos, the wood in the chair by the lake is very nice. One thing I am noticing is that someone else seems to be taking the photos.
Always be safe and aware of your environment so you do not get hurt or damage your uke. But you can get some shots of your uke by itself. This is a shot from Byfield State Forest in QLD. You can also use the 10 second delay to get yourself into a photo, but again please be very careful when you are racing the clock to get in position.

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SmilingPanda
08-14-2012, 03:55 PM
I posted this once on another thread. I was in a very tiny house in Bahir Dahr, Ethiopia.
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It isn't extreme uking. The only thing extreme was the heat!

Ethiopa is pretty extreme in my book :P

SmilingPanda
08-14-2012, 03:56 PM
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg176/queenfreeda/Parasail%20Virginia%20Beach%202012/P1010005.jpg

Over Virginia Beach.

Awesome. Probably one of the coolest pics I've seen.

I wasn't planning on taking one of my ukes sky diving or bungee jumping... but that's the only way to get close to that :)

philpot
08-14-2012, 04:13 PM
Sitting on a rock in a field on a wildlife preserve in Oklahoma. Clearly you can't see it in the picture, but there was a longhorn bull not too far behind me...

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