I know most bloggers wrote about their travels in 2013 on January 1, but I'm a bit of a procrastinator. So finally, here are my top 10 adventures of last year! (Drum roll, please...)
Number 10 - Cody, WY - I was here in June with the WINs. We saw a pow-wow, gun fights, beautiful scenery on the Beartooth Highway, and saw a lot of Buffalo Bill look-alikes. Hmmmmm.....
Number 9 - Gulfport/Pensacola - In April, I passed through Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL on my way East. I really enjoyed them both. In Gulfport, we saw the Katrina Angels, carved from dead trees left by Hurricane Katrina. We also met up with fellow bloggers, Erin and Mui, a real treat. In Pensacola, we visited Fort Pickens. I love old forts and this one had been on my list for a long time.
Number 8 - Grand Teton NP - A great visit in September, after the summer vacationers went home. Beautiful hiking abounds -
And lots of wildlife, even in the campground!
Number 7 - Selkirk Loop - In August we took a little detour and drove the Selkirk Loop through northern Idaho, British Columbia, and Western Washington. The loop isn't that big, but there's a lot to see. My favorite was the SS Moyie, the world's oldest intact passenger sternwheeler, in Kaslo, BC.
Number 6 - The WIN Dance Rally - This was the first time the rally had been held in Wickenburg, AZ in November and it was a hugh success.
Number 5 - Highway 395, in California - One of my very favorite places. I could go here every year and love it. Late September/early October brings the best weather and fall colors for gorgeous hiking and soaking in natural hot springs.
Number 4 - The East side of Glacier NP - Another of my very favorite places. Lots and lots of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. I was there in July.
Number 3 - Yellowstone NP - In late August and early September I spent a week here and hiked a lot of the trails through the geysers and hot springs. I finally got to see Grand Prismatic Spring from the hillside, which had been on my bucket list for a while.
Number 2 - Crazy Horse - In June, I checked off another bucket list item when I hiked to the top of in Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. You can only do this a couple times a year, so there is always a big crowd. And now for the big one -
Number 1 - Hawaii!!!! No surprise there, huh? In March, Phil and I, sister Barbara and "brother-in-law" Ron, spent a week on the Pride of America cruise ship, visiting the different islands -
And then spent a week on the Big Island, where I even made some new friends. We had a fantastic time, and this is definitely another place I could go to every year.