Spent a few days before Christmas in KC visiting good friends
Gina and I spent Christmas zip lining and various other fun activities
Flew to Kansas City in order to ring in the New Year with my KC friends. Very fun!
|Me at The Coliseum|
During the same month I managed a weekend in Rome where I made a new friend from Chicago
and mid-month viewed the Champs Elysees from the Big Wheel (I would call it a ferris wheel) at Place de la Concorde. Beautiful with all the lights along the avenue.
My March highlights included a trip to NYC with Kristi. She is such good fun, and I am proud to say I wore her out. First time ever!
I also spent a week in Connecticut, saw my friends Beth, Richard, Julie, Marc and Eldon.
I went to Tel Aviv for work, and then Barcelona with Stephanie. That was a rather busy exciting month now that I look back on it.
April brought a much needed visit from my friends Lynn and Lisa.
I left them temporarily for a trip to Rome to visit Annie
|Annie at The Vatican|
|Neapolitan in Rome|
and then work, but caught up with them again for a weekend in Florence. The custom made leather jackets we talked ourselves into in Florence was an over the top extravagance.
My May travels included Chicago, where I saw my friend Andy,
and then I was off to Cabo San Lucas with Angie. That trip ranks as one of my very best vacations ever.
In June I went to Budapest,
but more importantly I met Janice, a fellow Canadian and now friend who I plan to see much more often in 2012.
July was all France, starting with a work trip to St Cyr sur Mer,
then Bastille Day with Janice and Alison,
and finally THE TOUR DE FRANCE with Julie, Alison and Janice (but missing Kathleen and Chuck this year).
In August I started my blog (thanks if you are still reading!), fell in love with Berlin,
made new friends Eric and Diane, and also had such a good visit to Nova Scotia with Mom, Renee and Angie. I managed to see Barb, Karen and Rick, Gloria, Malcom and Fern, Lois and unfortunately missed seeing everyone else.
Starting the month of September I stopped over in NYC and met up with Kathleen, Gina, Lynn and Evonne for a very very fun weekend. Sex and the City lives on.
|Asia de Cuba|
made new friends Karen and Nona, and cheered Julie on as she swam the Seine!
October was Sri Lanka with Alison (Incredible!)
|Our Hikkaduwa home|
|She had the coolest outfit|
|It was all about the Gluhwein|
|Best dessert ever, translated|
"If pigs could fly"
or "pigs on angel wings"?
Home to Real Madrid
December will wrap the year nicely with a trip to Chicago and New York,
|Tree at Rockefeller|
Of course I have forgotten some events and misplaced some photos, but all in all I feel like it has been a wonderful year of adventure, family and friends. Thank you to everyone who played a part.
Where do I live again? I might forget if it was anywhere but Paris!