Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Year in Review: Part Four


2012 was a year of travels for me!

When I look back, I am amazed at how many opportunities I had get out and about!



I went to Virginia in January and had an absolutely wonderful time visiting my Sonny Boy and his girlfriend!



They made one of my dreams come true by taking me to Mount Airy, North Carolina--the town Mayberry was fashioned after!



OK, OK, this one probably shouldn't be in the travel pictures.  

It was taken in Santa Barbara which is only about an hour from where I live, but it was my first trip with a Certain Very Nice Man, so it was special.



In the spring I went to visit my friend Lori in the Virgin Islands.



This was truly a wonderful, healing trip!



That's me taking a break from snorkeling and being a little "shell" fish too!



This summer I flew to Kansas to reconnect with family members!  
These are some of my great-nieces and nephew.



Ten days in London this summer!!!  



What can I say?  I loved every single minute!



Overlooking the hills of Scotland!  Gorgeous!



Finally, in November, a long weekend getaway to Colorado to see more of my family.



My sisters, Marlene and Jolene and Jolene's newest grandbaby!


Thanks to everyone who hosted me, traveled with me, carted me around, fed me, and helped me find my way when I was lost!  

Wonder where I'll go in 2013?







27 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Have to say, you look SO GREAT in all those pictures! Single life is treating you well ;o)

Madi and Mom said...

BB,
What a globe trotter you are!! You were only about 2 hours from us when you were in Mt. Airy!! MOL
Your and your family have beautiful smiles.
hugs madi and Mom

Lin said...

WOW! You sure went a lot of great places! I need to travel more this year.

Nancy Claeys said...

I went to Walmart last year.

*sigh*

Shelly said...

The Globe is on my bucket list. What a terrific year of travel for you-

Leah J. Utas said...

Travel heals the soul, Betty.

Slamdunk said...

Any year that includes trips to a warm exotic beach and a trip to Opie's hometown is a winner in my book. Now Betty, we expect you to top it this year

Deanna said...

What a wonderful year of travels! I love to travel, too. My husband and I always say that if we win the lottery we will start packing.

Momma Fargo said...

What wonderful travels, Betty! You are such a beautiful lady and look so happy in those pics!

Pearl said...

You looks so happy. I'm so glad!!

Pearl

Alison said...

Wow, I hadn't realized just how jet-setting a year you had. I'm now officially jealous. (Also of how good you look in capris.)

Anne Gallagher said...

You were just a whirling dervish. And I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to meet when you were in Mt. Airy. It's just 30 minutes from me. Maybe next time.

Brian Miller said...

wow you had a fabulous year....you were right down the road too and did not tell me...smiles....mount airy is cool...used to drive through there all the time when i lived in NC as well.....snorkeling - FUN!

Lois Lentz said...

How exciting to be able to go and see all these places. I envy you! Loved seeing the pictures...great share.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You got to do so much - you got out and lived!
And scary that I've been to Mt. Airy as well.

Ms. A said...

Those photos look like you were definitely enjoying each location! Great photos.

Don said...

You're looking great. Keep on trucking!

Tabor said...

You certainly were a rolling stone this past year. But in each and every photo you look so terribly happy!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

That was a busy year on the road. I hope I can do lots of traveling in the next year also.

Gigi said...

I STILL can't believe you were in my very own backyard and didn't give me a shout while you were in Mt. Airy! I would have been there in a heartbeat.

You've truly had a traveling kind of year! Look at all the wonderful memories you collected.

CS Severe said...

WOW! You look so awesome and happy in your pictures! You went to some pretty amazing places. I'd love to visit London someday myself. Colorado and Santa Barbara will definitely be on my list for places to visit on my cross country road trip. The landscapes are quite beautiful.

Daisy said...

Great pictures! How wonderful that you got to visit so many friends and family and to see so many beautiful places. :)

jenny_o said...

I noticed you were travelling a lot last year!

I also noticed how happy you looked in all those pictures ... dang happy, if I may say so :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - wonderful trips you had - so pleased you were able to take them and to enjoy all those fabulous places ... especially our little land here!!

Enjoy 2013 - you will I know it - hugs along the way - cheers Hilary

Baby Sister said...

Such a fun, adventurous year you've had!! How nice. :)

Kerri said...

What a full year!!!
PS - I live in Blacksburg - and I think it's the loveliest place on Earth :)

Unknown Mami said...

You are just beautiful and glowing in these pictures.