Las Aventuras took a break this year from international travel. Why? I discovered Southern Arizona with new eyes.
So while I stayed home, we had such an amazing time here in Arizona. However, we did get a chance to meet some amazing people, visit Wisconsin and bird in nearby Mexico along the Pacific Ocean.
One our favorite spots was in Wisconsin Dells over the summer. Wonderful weather along with beautiful forests made for a very special day.
And in my hometown along the shores of Lake Michigan, we were able to hang out with the family.
We even found time to visit Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin during the Scott Walker vote!
My brother and SIL took us to the Green Bay botanical gardens which was a real thrill.
Sometimes. Just sometimes. I wish I could grow some of these amazing green and colorful plants.
We did get out to Mexico though and had an amazing birding trip along the Sea of Cortez to go to the Bird Islands!
This next year, several epic outings have been planned. Some are in the works right now and I'll keep you updated. I am plotting our courses for next year as are my travel buddies.
Life is full of good people and experiences. I believe in kharma. Throwing bad cause out into the world is not good. But when you send out the positive vibes.......
.......they come roaring back to you loudly full of incredible energy. And I'm loving life. Each day is a new adventure whether it be close to home or elsewhere. All we have to do is step out that door:)
A great year in a nutshell, Chris. All the best for 2013!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful New Year Chris!ReplyDelete
is that William Shatner?ReplyDelete
Yes it is:) A highlight for the year.Delete
very nicely put, dear chris. :)ReplyDelete
You may not have traveled much internationally but to see family is so important. Looking forward to hearing about your plans for 2013.ReplyDelete
I fantastic post Chris. People make the real and great adventures in life I think. Places are great, but still just the sponge in the cake.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful year, Chris... Life is all about ATTITUDE--and you have such a marvelous attitude. That is over half the battle!!!! Hope 2013 is as good to you as 2012 was.ReplyDelete
Chris, sounds like a wonderful year for you. I love to travel and the Mexico birding sounds awesome. I wish you all the best in 2013, Happy New Years!ReplyDelete
What a fun post. I marvel at the joy you find in simple things.ReplyDelete
Glad you got into the hood (Wisc). Do you know there are many people in Chicago that have no idea what the real attraction is at the Dells. Never been on the river, only indoors in innertubes.
I know I don't need to remind you to take your camera on any of your epic outings, your viewing public awaits looking over your shoulder. Happy new year and safe travels.ReplyDelete
So many wonderful memories!ReplyDelete
A lovely post Chris - I have so enjoyed reading of all your adventures and experiences this year :)ReplyDelete
great times...and memories...ReplyDelete
thanks for sharing YOUR world in 2012...looking forward to your 2013 adventures!! =)
Love your year in travel! What great times with great people! (Neat to see your Star Trek pics!)ReplyDelete