Take a trip (in photos)

So… It’s December… Wow…

Where did the year go?!

(Or rather, where did I go this year?)

To round out 2009, 20 Something Bloggers is running a Best of 2009 Challenge, in which every day of December is assigned a topic, and bloggers are supposed to write about their best [whatever the topic is] of 2009.

Yesterday was supposed to be “Trip,” but yesterday I was kind of busy (submitting my first partial ever!). So I’m just going to do yesterday today. Also, rather than pick one trip, I’m going to pick one photo from each trip.

Rules schmules.


Day 2 - Millenium and Grant Park 038

New Orleans:

Day 4 airboat swamp tour 063

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina:

Day 3 and Golf 010

Yankee Stadium, NYC:

Yankees game 019

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland:

Dublin Day 1 021

Hoover Dam, Las Vegas (ish), Nevada:

Hoover Dam 031

Holy cow! I took a lot of trips this year. And that doesn’t even include trips back to Houston (my home) or Rochester (Andy’s home). No wonder my savings account is depleted…

Ah well. Honestly, travel is one of the very few things I will happily spend money on for myself. I would much rather fill my life with experiences than my house with things. So by that standard, 2009 was a year well spent.

What was your best trip of 2009? Tell me in the comments, or if you’re participating in the challenge, leave your link!

Also, be sure to check out other bloggers’ Best of 2009 posts!

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  1. Wow, you went on a bunch of trips! I love traveling, but didn’t get much of a chance to go somewhere special this year. I did take a mini road trip with my roomies to visit a friend – a case of the journey being as fun as the destination. :)

  2. A road trip with girlfriends sounds AWESOME. That’s definitely on my to-do list!

  3. Neha

    2009 was a year of adventures for me too! Sadly, I didn’t take many pictures, because most of my trips were mostly business, or rather, not for pleasure. But I think making a trip to Cleveland was cool because I had never been to Ohio. California would’ve been nice too, but I kind of went there under unfortunate circumstances.

  4. Wow, you went on a lot of trips. I went on three trips, and that seemed like a lot to me. My favorite trip was our cheapest and shortest: A weekend in the Poconos. It’s so quiet and beautiful where we stay (for free, at the family vacation home of one of Majka’s college friends).
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  5. Neha-
    Aw, I’m sorry to hear that. Hopefully all your travel this year is for fun! :D

    Yeah, 6+ is excessive, and not even necessarily fun if it’s all too close together. I’m exhausted… Hopefully 2010 will be a little calmer. The Poconos sound lovely!

  6. Jon

    I love the Trinity College photo. The purple pumps on the stone fence–very evocative detail. Nice picking that one up.
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  7. Wow, those are some great pictures!!! Especially Yankee Stadium:)
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  8. Very cool idea for your post! Outstanding photos!!!
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  9. Love the photos, especially New Orleans. And, I agree. Money spent on a trip is well worth it.
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  10. Thanks, everyone! And hi Otin and Sharon!

  11. I knew it felt like you went to a lot of places :)
    Can’t wait till you go back to New York when I’m here!
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  12. Yeah, well, the last 4 were within the past 2 months — i.e., our lives went crazy! None of that was expected earlier in the year, it just kind of happened. Hopefully 2010 is a little less surprising…

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