Monday, December 28, 2009

My Top Ten Adventures of 2009

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!


And FINALLY!
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.

10 comments:

sally said...

Boy, it's going to be hard to top 2009, but I bet you'll find a way!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

SHARON said...

Wow what a full year. And a great idea to list your Top 10. What a joy to view.

Laurie, Odel, and Luna said...

I LOVED this post! Didn't have a chance (yet) to follow all the links, but plan to come back and check out those of interest to me. What a great idea... I might be inspired to do a similar list on my own blog. Well done!

Ted and Mary Ellen said...

That was a lot of work! Thanks for doing it. I enjoyed reviewing all the fun places you've been to. Maybe you'll get to Show Low in 2010.

Heather said...

Awesome blog! I live at Lake Powell full time and have been here 20 years. I am glad you trip here turned out great! Love the fact you have solar panels - sounds like your life is an adventure!

Cheers!
Heather
www.lakepowellrealty.net

Camille Carnell Pronovost said...

The photo of Grand Tetons gave me pangs of "homesickness." It's been seven years since I was out West and visited there. Would LOVE to go back but it's not in the foreseeable future. Love to travel vicariously with you though! Thanks for one of the best RV travel blogs out there! Best wishes for 2010.

Lynn said...

Im so glad you had a great year and I cant wait to see where you go next year its like I get to visit with you :o)

Barbara and Ron said...

Great idea hitting the high points. If I get ambitious, I might do the same.

DaveM said...

You've certainly done a few miles. Thats the beaty of living in America is that you have such diverse scenery and as you say with wheels you can go anywhere. I'll look forward to seeing all the new places you go to in 2010. So many thanks and have a wonderful and happy new year.

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Hi Diana a great idea to make a top ten for the year--I agree with all your 10's I have never attended the music festival in Nashville or the WINS gathering--but both look like fun!! I saw a photo on a guys flickr of that same shot of the Kiva...and I knew I had seen it before----it was here on your blog!!Thanks for sharing your world with
us!
I wish you continued good times for 2010!!