I set a goal in January to rekindle my love of traveling in 2012. I picked some places (old favorites and others new) and decided to see them all before yesterday. And I did it. Well, sort of.
Here’s the first post from January. I kept up blogging most of the trips for the first half of the year, and got a bit out of sync with the last trips. Therefore I’ll show some highlights from the last few.
Oh and one change in the programming. I didn’t make it to Wilmington… But made up for it with a visit to NYC. A worthy substitute, that I didn’t think possible on this quest. Wanted to visit there badly, but didn’t think it possible. Grateful that He knows the desires of my heart. (Psalm 37:4). I give him all glory for making it happen, and thank some very generous friends and family also, for making it possible. I’m a blessed man.
Distances are not 100% accurate from Charlotte (don’t be a hater), but pretty close. The 12,000+ miles included return journeys.
129 miles - Asheville, NC
101 miles - Boone, NC
207 miles - Charleston, SC
92 miles - Columbia, SC
101 miles - Greenville, SC
531 miles - NYC, NY
727 miles - Miami, FL
251 miles - Savannah, GA
207 miles - Statham, GA
4007 miles - Guildford, England
6353 miles x 2 = 12,706 miles. Booyah.
And now for some highlights from the 4 places not blogged…
Boone, NC - A day to relax, walk, read, drink coffee and eat BBQ.
NYC, NY - A work trip to visit my customer Coach. Got in a visit to their corporate team, a visit to a new store opening in New Jersey, a bit of sight seeing, and a beer with childhood friend from home.
Savannah, GA - A treat post grduation by myself to unwind before starting a new career at Omnisolv. Lots of reading, coffee, good eats, and time spent resting in a hammock, or on the beach.
Guildford, England - A trip home for Christmas to see my lovely family and get a little R & R. It was quality. Some great memories made.
So here’s to doing what you love. Setting goals and crushing them. A year of the same in 2013. I’ll be taking another hiatus from social media until early February to get focused on God and the year ahead. See you then friends :)