Wow, what a year.
It started slowly with no trips planned. By the end of January, I was quite distressed. Then, my mother caught the travel itch. I am not one to scratch my mother’s itch. But, the opportunity to travel the world, subsidized by her, was irresistible. All of a sudden, we had multiple trips planned, ending in our busiest travel year ever. We traveled around the U.S. and around the world. We hopped around so much that there were mornings I awoke not knowing where I was (this feeling was not alcohol driven).
With the year ending, I went back through all the travel blog posts we did this year (40) – and I re-read each and every one of them. If you haven’t read them, I highly recommend you take a few moments to explore each location. They are quite good, well worth the read.
January – fretting, are we going anywhere this year?
February – Winslow, AZ
March – Bird Hunting in Scottsdale
April – preparation for the trips ahead.
May – Massachusetts
June – Arizona, Eastern Washington, and Vancouver, BC
- Who, Who’s Home?
- Green Acres
- We Borrowed Our Daughter’s Car
- They Locked me in the Car!
- The best camera is the one you have with you
June/July – Alaska Cruise
- Eagles and Lumberjacks
- Gone Fishin’
- The Bergy Bit Trail
- Photography Tour – Camera Optional?
- Whale Tales
- Everything is Black and White to Me
- Elusive Alaska
- “Welcome to Sitka”
- Kenai Fjords, the Final Fjord
July – Mediterranean Cruise
- Experiencing the Light
- Brown Shoes
- In Search of “La Pigna”
- The Restroom
- The Mountain Goat
- To the top!
August – Grand Canyon, Bryce & Page, Arizona
September – Vietnam and Cambodia
- The Streets of Hanoi
- Cruising with the Dragons
- The Market
- A Trek in Sapa
- Hot and Humid Hoi An
- A Bad Habit
- An Orgy of Temples
- The Last Ride
- Rice Paper Factory
- Local Flavor
- Our Final Post
October – Canada Cruise
November – recovery
December – planning next year’s trips!
Each trip produced many photographs, over 16,000 photos by me alone. Trying to cull these photos to just a few favorites has been quite a daunting task. After much work, here are a few of mine:
I asked Kathryn to do the same. I think she had even more trouble than I. [I certainly did!]
After such a scary January past, we got a jumpstart on trips for the upcoming year. Check out what we have planned already:
- January – Tucson, AZ, Prescott/Watkins Lake
- February – Death Valley and Grand Canyon
- June – Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Mammoth Lakes
- July/August – England/Wales/Scotland/Iceland/Greenland cruise
- October – Cape Cod, MA
Are you interested in joining us on one of these trips? Drop us a note and we will get the ball rolling.
Have a great 2018 and please follow the continued adventures of J&K!
And remember, it’s all about the light.
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