Tuesday, 29 December 2009

2009 Retrospective

Well ladies and gents, this is the final Tuesday, and hence the final blog post of 2009.  Blogspot is kind enough to keep track of how many posts you make, broken down by year and month.  This will be my 40th post of 2009. Compare that to the 4 I made in 2008 and I'd say that I'm making serious progress towards my goal of making this a regular publication.  A big thanks to everyone who's been reading, and a huge thanks to everyone who's left comments.

This year saw some of my usual camping shenanigans, but I also covered some new territory... quite literally in a few cases, most notably Iceland.  That particular voyage marked my first solo vacation, and proved to be quite the experience!  Shortly after that 2009 played host to my first stay in the fine Province of Quebec... sad that it took me so long to make that short trip.  You have my assurance that I'll be back there, if only for the food.  Motivated by the number of you who were reading up on those two trips it also saw the rise of The Weekly Post, which I certainly hope has become a regular source of Internet amusement for you all.  We can't forget Jamaica either, way back in January.  It was that trip that kick-started the serendipitous chain of events that led to me taking up Scuba diving as a hobby.  Over the course of the year I've gone from someone who didn't know a BCD from an Octopus into a certified Advanced and Deep Diver.  In that time I've also learned how to ride a motorcycle, planned some new trips, and made some new friends.  It's pretty hard to say anything aside from - "It's been a good year."

Coming up for 2010, the new year will start with a trip down to the Dominican Republic just for some sun and sand.  I know that Gray, Jay, and myself will be going down to the Smokey Mountains and the epic driving roads contained therein for a roadtrip adventure in late April.  Beyond that?  Well, I get a whole new batch of vacation days starting in July, at which point you can expect a whole new batch of crazy adventures to start up.

So, in closing, I hope that you all had a spectacular 2009, and I hope that 2010 is a fantastic year for all of you.  Keep reading, and keep commenting, it's the fact that I can count on you all to read these posts that keeps me motivated.  Also, you know how to get a hold of me, so be sure to let me know if there are any topics you'd like to see covered in the coming months.  Whatever celebrations you have planned for New Year's Eve have fun and be safe.  I'll see you all in 2010.  Adventure awaits!


Grammie said...

A year's worth of adventures. You really did alot in 09. 2010 is shaping-up to be more so.
The new plane posting makes me want to fly again soon next to a fat guy and a special child...Happy New Year..

Jabbles said...

Glad you had a good year, traveling is a great hobby. I can't wait for out Dragon trip but I am trying not to think about it too much, the way I am building it up in my head I will be disappointed.

Aunt J. said...

I'm thinking of travelling to either Greece/Malta or Scandinavia next fall. Any comments or insights will be appreciated.
Happy travels and all the best to you in the new year.