It’s been over a year since I’ve last written. I guess sticking with that whole writing while traveling thing didn’t work out so well. The problem was that I was having way too much fun, running around all day snorkeling, sightseeing, and eating. Any bus or train rides were usually spent with a gaping jaw in total awe of the scenery. When I wasn’t busy with that, I was usually people watching and trying to understand how I got so lucky to fulfill so many dreams and see so many places, talk to strangers, drink beers from Bangkok to Bulgaria, and do it all with somebody that I really, really, really like! By the end of most days we would get back to our hotel/hostel/berth and just pass right out. It didn’t exactly leave a lot of time for writing.
And then came time for our stateside return. Somehow the year of travel flew by. Doesn’t time always go too quickly when you’re traveling? So when the time came, when we felt right about it, we decided to pack it up in Croatia and head home. There was one teeny tiny problem with this, and that was that we did not exactly have a home of which to speak. All we knew was that we wanted to move to Colorado. So there was that adventure – interviews, applications, jobs before apartments, staying with Jesse’s very sweet friends, whom I had never met (and we later found out it was our hostess’ birthday!). Finally, we found a place and settled in. I got a job and, less than a month later, Jesse was also employed. Unfortunately, less than two months later I was laid off. Ahhh, job security. I’m happy to report I started my new job this week.
Aside from my minor employment glitch, we love living in Colorado. There is skiing, biking, hiking, sailing, and SUN! That’s right, three hundred glorious days of sunshine. There are great restaurants and breweries galore. But settling into all this domesticity has made me a little travel sick (is that a thing? It’s a thing!). But alas, I have the entire state of Colorado to explore, friends and family all over the country, and a lot of reminiscing about our most recent adventures to do! I’m planning to put all of our adventures, new and old, right here. Hopefully, that will help when I feel like hopping a plane back to Thailand when it’s twenty degrees!
Below are some of our favorite 2012 travel highlights. I hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!