2013 is in the rearview mirror and we have arrived at 2014. Last year, like all years, was filled with good times and bad. My aunt passed away and my cousin got married. I said goodbye to the Army, and hello to a new job. It only took about eight months at the new job before the travel bug hit, and I left my job to go backpacking in Turkey and Croatia.
A friend of mine from the Army invited me to Germany in November and even though I was hesitant to fly after my illness, I managed to make it there. Two days after stepping off the plane, I was in a German hospital with pneumonia. Still, I’m glad I traveled and have no regrets. Although I’ve never regretted taking a trip, there are plenty of trips I regret not taking. Although I didn’t get to travel as much as I would have liked in 2013, there were some pretty awesome moments. Even with all of the challenges, it has been a good year, and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has waiting for me. So far the New Year is looking pretty good. I’m still in Germany and in a few weeks, I will visit Stonehenge, Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, London, and Malta.
4. Legend has it that the initials “GW” were carved into the side of the Natural Bridge by George Washington. Thomas Jefferson liked the site so well as a boy, that as a man, he built a vacation cabin there.
Here’s to 2014……