Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Travels 2011

I had a great time traveling this past year. Travel almost always makes me happy and this last year definitely brought some unexpected treats. Dollywood for one. I had no idea what to really expect there and was pleasantly surprised by our visit. Second was the unexpected collection of Mold-A-Rama machines at the Knoxville Zoo. I added a bunch more MAR's to my collection. Yep, I have an actual MAR collection. It all started with a submarine from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and it sort of snowballed from there.

Below is my travel round-up for last year and some ideas for 2012.

Places we visited in 2011:

San Antonio, TX
Key West, FL
Providence, RI
Knoxville, TN
Pigeon Forge, TN (Dollywood!)
Savannah and Tybee Island GA
Hilton Head Island, SC
Elbert County, GA (Georgia Guidestones)

Some of those places will be repeated this year and there will be new places added. Of all of the places we visited last year I really enjoyed Savannah. What a charming city. And the beach at nearby Tybee Island was fun. I'll definitely be back for a return trip to the Savannah area.

Likely on the list for 2012 is Puerto Rico. I love Old San Juan. I could happily live at the Hotel El Convento. It's a fabulous boutique hotel in the middle of all that makes Old San Juan so special.

 I'll also be heading back to the quirky, fun, good time that makes Key West my favorite place ever. I need to get my fix of rum runners, conch fritters and Baby's coffee. Not to mention polydactyl cats and rooster alarm clocks. I love that place.

One final that I have access to another computer I can add pictures to my posts this year. I really appreciate them in other blogs I read and I'm looking forward to putting some here.

Happy travels for 2012!

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