Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Reflecting Back on 2017

Incredibly another year has passed us by, 2018 awaits!

Here's a look back.

We took two extended vacations: 
January we went west to Memphis and then drove south along the Mississippi to New Orleans then east to Florida.  Here's an overview of that trip
with posts following about our stops along the way.

In September we went east across the Atlantic to Scotland for two weeks. Here's the start of posts on that trip.  I still have much more to share on that.

We also took some day and overnight excursions:
New Hampshire here and here
Three Otters Eco Retreat, WV for a family reunion

Living at Vantage House has meant quite a few excursions to museums including:
Baltimore Museum of Art twice

Living close to two metropolitan areas: Baltimore and Washington, DC has its advantages.

There's more I could share from the year, but the list is longer than what I expected when I started this post.  Needless to say I will continue to have photos to share in 2018 so I hope you'll stop by and say hi once in awhile.

Happy New Year to you!


Latane Barton said...

Quite an amazing year for you, Marcia. I know you enjoyed it all and I have loved seeing the pictures you took along the way. I can't wait to see what you get into in 2018!! Have a great New Year and continue it all the year through. Hugs. Latane

Gosia k said...

Happy New Year from Europe

Silver Willow said...

You are so blessed to have the health and the resources for so many wonderful trips in one year! Congratulations, and may this continue for you into the new year!

Tom said...

...Marcia, I send wishes for a healthy New Year!

Fun60 said...

A very active 2017. I wish you good health and happiness to continue your adventures throughout 2018.

Bonnie K said...

I am glad you have been lucky enough to travel. Thank you for sharing your adventures. I have enjoyed them greatly. Have a happy and healthy 2018.

doodles n daydreams said...

May your 2018 year be as adventuresome as this one. Wishing you health and happiness.


Margaret Adamson said...

hoping you have more adventures this year. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you. I wish you good health, happiness and peace in 2018

Betsy Adams said...

Happy New Year...... I have enjoyed following you on your trips and adventures this past year --and I'm looking forward to seeing more in 2018.

As you can see from my post today, we had a rough 2017.. BUT--the best thing to come out of it for us was our West Trip in Sept. to Utah and Arizona. Awesome!!!!!


diane b said...

It is wonderful that you had so many adventures in 2017 , too many to post. What a way to be. Hope you continue to visit more places in 2018

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