I turn 37 on Friday and thought it would be fun to pay respects to my 36th year!
Home: I (we) called 6 places “home” this year. We started in Oregon (running RimRock Inn), went to Colorado for a few weeks, then flew to New Zealand for 6 months, returned to Colorado in April, spent a few months in Danville, VA, went up to New Jersey for a few weeks and are now in northern Maine.
Number of Long Road Trips: 3
Plane Rides: 5
Miles Hiked: Approximately 2,200 miles
Countries Visited: 3
States Visited: 20 – California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
Obsessed With This Song: Freaks by Timmy Trumphet and Savage
New Addiction Discovered: Mountain Biking (and I really want a better mountain bike now)
Saddest Moment: Losing McKinley (our cat who my parents adopted when we became nomadic)
Proudest Moment: Reaching Bluff, the southern tip of the South Island in New Zealand
Favorite Book: The Martian by Andy Weir
Favorite Movie: What Happens in the Shadows (a New Zealand movie) … it was available for $0.99 to rent on iTunes this week … check it out if you can!!
Favorite Place Visited: The entire country of New Zealand. I miss it everyday.
Hardest Decision: Selling our house and deciding where we should work/live next
Biggest Lesson Learned: Learning when to stand up for myself and when to back down (still working on this).