Looking at the map of where I went this year, it looks like I was going around in circles. But sometimes things just work out that way, and with wheels you can go wherever you want.
It was fun looking back through the blog and picking my favorite adventures of the year. If you click on the links, you can read the original posts. Let's start with -
Number 10 -- Rapid City, SD. Supposedly my hometown. I visited Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, and did lots of other stuff.
Number 9 -- Moab, Utah made it to the top ten even though I've been here many times before. I always find something new to do, and continue to enjoy things I've done before. New this year was the "secret hike" to False Kiva, a hike up Mill Creek, and a jeep trip to Hurrah Pass. Even more fun here, here, and here.
Number 8 -- Ft. Worth Stockyards. We got to park right at the stockyards which was why it made it to my top ten. We went to a rodeo and did lots of dancing here and here. And got our own private tour of the Lockheed Martin plant.
Number 7 -- Bandera, TX Dance Rally. This was my second year attending this dance rally put on by Singles International in the Cowboy Capital of the World. We started out with a wienie roast with a L'il Abner twist, then had lots of great dance instruction, dress-up dances, and nights out on the town.
Number 6 -- Lake Powell Houseboat Trip. After being delayed by high winds, the trip turned out to be terrific. The highlight was a visit to Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world.
Number 5 -- Aspen, CO with the Grandkids. I joined up with Corrie and family while they were on vacation here. We went white-water rafting, to a rodeo, and to Maroon Bells, one of the prettiest places I've ever been.
Number 4 -- Attending my first Escapade, put on by the Escapees RV Club. I won the first door prize, went to lots of seminars and shows, and even became a star!
Number 3 -- Grand Teton National Park was one park I've always wanted to explore more. I went on some beautiful hikes, saw lots of wildlife, and spent some time in the town of Jackson.
Number 2 -- Cheyenne Days - a not-to-be-missed experience, including several parades, breakfasts for 10,000 people, rodeos, and concerts. I even got to see a near hanging!
Number 1 -- Nashville, TN. Since my daughter went to school here, I had been here before, but never when the CMA Music Fest was going on. WOW! I only went to the free stuff, but it was great! I also went to the Grand Ole Opry.