Year of Travel

Posted on November 30, 2008 by pacificyorkshirebird

avt_kapyork_large115In my last post I revealed that I used to nickname my boyfriends.  Well now that there aren’t new guys to name, I’ve started naming my years.  I started 2008 with one goal only – The Year of Travel. 

My first year in the UK I was a poor student, my second year in the UK I was a poor data enterer with too many events in America to attend (all fun though!).  My third year was going to be my chance to see so much of the wonderful continent to the East of our lovely island. 

We shouted Happy New Year in America last year, we spent Easter in Italy and had two nights in Paris on the way.  Then in June we met up with some family in Barcelona and suprised my future mother-in-law with a trip to Prague in July.  I had two nights in London catching up with a friend from home.  By the end of August we had several special days in NYC immediately followed by another visit to see my family on the west coast.  And right now, we are headed to the Northwest AGAIN to spend time with my new nephew and surprise my dad for his birthday! 

I am so happy to have accomplished my travel goal this year.  There is still so much more to see but now I’m not in such a rush to finally explore this part of the world. 

I’m not sure what next year will be named yet.  Possibly something like the Year of Change or maybe even the Year to Settle Down.  Or after all this travel, it might end up being the Year to Work Really Hard.

As a side note, do you get butterflies when you are just about to visit home?  I get kind of this nervous excitement that feels a lot like first dates or first days of school.  Its funny!

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  3. yankeebean November 30, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I definitely get butterflies right before I go home. I get so excited when the plane is coming in to land. The moment the wheels touch the runway I internally-rejoice “I’m back in America!!! WOOP!!!”

    Have the BEST time back home, pacificyorkshirebird :) I want to see pics when you get back!!

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