While I have been pondering many options for 2017, I did sit and peruse this blog, and my journal, before I forget what a great year it's been. It seems all too easy to be grumpy about too many things these days, and (if you follow the news), to expect the worse for the coming year.
Instead, I'm excited to have some repeat performances in Florida in the coming weeks, with at least one or two new locations on the itinerary, too. I won't be missing the mind-numbing IRS job at all, though I'll certainly be thinking of my Austin friends (bike riders and whiskey drinkers, alike).
Does anyone want to cycle the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where sleeping bears lie? The summer in Canada was more exceptional than I expected, and I am still in awe of the stunning scenery, the kind people, and my unique experiences. The fall flew by with family and close friends, and what a joy to spend the season in New England. Heading south, I was welcomed back to Maryland, then found three lovely spots by the water to call home. It was a tumultuous holiday season, but hey, aren't they all?
As I look back at the places I've been and the people I spent time with in 2016, I am happy and motivated to begin another interesting, challenging, adventurous, and unique year. I hope you are, too!