I am not a big planner… More of a ride by the seat of my Pants kinda guy (prize for whoever knows where that line was stolen from!)….. but I guess we all kinda of think what we would like to do going forward. Mrs M and I went out last night to celebrate New Year… this was a first for us, in our three NYE’s we have had… one was spent with us in different countries, the second we were in bed by about 10pm, so we decided last night to actually see in the New Year. We went out for some excellent Sushi, and then we made plans to go to the local booza, thinking it would be busy, lively, and fun to see in the NY. Well, the pub was dead….. very dead, so we changed our ideas, walk home in a thick fog, lit the fire outside, sat until about 2am, talking, drinking Champers and smoking a cigar or two … and we got planning for 2009 …..
The biggest thing that we both love is travel, and living in this wonderland of California, we intend to see everything we can…. so here is our list of places we WILL see in 2009…
Las Vegas – Meeting my two sisters there for a week-end, and I will go see one of the things I have always wanted to see, the great Hoover Dam…
The Channel Islands – We have, just off the coast some wonderful, small, deserted Islands, and if we can ‘hire’ our neighbour and Max to sail us over there for a week-end of camping. (our neighbour will sail, not Max….)
Yosemite – 100% a must to go to, we will only get a week-end there, but we will drive through the night, camp there, attempt Half Dome, and see the wonder everyone tells us about …
Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Prince Rupert and a dip into Alaska – This will our major trip of the year, call in and see DBM, Cortes, head over for some whale watching in Tofino, ferry to Prince Rupert, and then to go see the Grizzly Bears feeding on the Salmon
Home, Ireland and France – This will be a week trip, see Ma and home, go to Ireland for EM’s Blessing, and then to France to defend Quentin in our 7th annual golf tour to Caen.
That’s all we have planned for 2009, but I know business will also take us around the USA, early Jan takes me to Connecticut for starters.
I was also talking to 2 friends from Oz, Baino, a new friend from the Blogsphere, and Skully, a great cricketing friend from Adelaide….. got my hunger, and certainly Mrs M’s to re-visit the wonderful land of Oz… and of course, NZ and beyond… but that will have to wait, but it’s our plans.
I was talking to these guys on both MSN and Skype… if anyone wishes to add me …. just ask… I love to talk and keep in touch, and of course, talk with any of my readers….
Also, if anyone really gives a fuck, my travel map on Facebook is a true history of my travels, DBM aside, I have been so lucky to have see over 200 ‘cities’ in many countries, and so many more to see……..