Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

2012: A Look Back, Part I

Perhaps this is slightly premature, but I started reflecting upon the last 12 months. Where have I been? What have I done? Was it good? Was it interesting? In recent years, I posted blogs featuring links to interesting things that occurred over the course of the last year. This year I'm going with a different approach. At the end of the year, I'm sure I'll post a blog just like in years gone by, but I wanted to focus upon events that made 2012 unique.

During 2012, I've been fortunate to travel far more than in recent years. Susan and I were fortunate to hop on planes for three vacations. Two were international and one was to bizarro world.

In March, we traveled to Montreal, Quebec with one goal in mind (maybe two), to eat a lot of food. People didn't believe us when we said we were taking a food vacation, but seriously, that's why we selected Montreal. I also wanted to see Olympic Stadium.

We headed to Orlando, Florida in June to see Disney World. Susan had been there before, but I hadn't. All I can say is that Disney World is an alternate universe. I was also excited to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

Finally, in late October we were able to go to Spain. We visited London two years ago, but this was my first time on mainland Europe. While Montreal was primarily about food; Barcelona, Madrid and Montserrat were art-centered destinations. Standing before Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" was an experience.

Without a doubt, the opportunity to travel made the past 12 months unique.

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