Category Archive: Personal

Where I’ve Been: The 2011 Edition

As I start the New Year, as I do every year, I take stock of where I’ve been.  It’s only by knowing where I’ve been that I can plan where I want to go.  I have a long, and I mean VERY LONG, list of places that I’d like to go.  I no sooner cross a place off than I add two or three more.  I’ve accepted that the list will never grow shorter! Here’s where I stand as of January 1st, 2011. The US States I’ve visited (32 of 51, which includes the District of Columbia): And, the countries that I’ve visited (21, or 9% of the world).  Note to self:  visit bigger countries! I clearly have a ways to go – both in getting to all 50 states, as well as becoming a member of the Centennial Club […]

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2010 Travel Year in Review

It’s been a busy year of traveling, both in Europe and much closer to home.  It’s always fun for me to look back on where I’ve been over the year, so I can plan where I want to go the following year. Here are the highlights from 2010: January Starting the New Year with a stay in Seattle, I saw the fireworks at the Space Needle from the warmth and coziness of my hotel room. A sponsored trip to Spokane took me back to a city that I’ve been away from for far too long.  The occasion for the visit was the US Figure Skating Championships (in preparation for the Winter Olympics), but while there I got to see so much more of the city.  From a gondola ride over the river to a ride on the carousel in River […]

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