It’s hard to believe that 2013 has come to an end and a new year has begun. We had some great travel experiences over the last year and thought it would be good to highlight some of our favorite moments, especially since we never did get around to making holiday cards this year.
1.) Having our own pool in Jamaica so he could swim anytime
4.) Without hesitation, Declan’s first answer was swimming with dolphins (blog post still to come)
5.) Watching the sharks and crocodiles at the National Aquarium in Baltimore
6.) Swimming with dolphins. So much fun for kids and grown-ups alike.
7.) Spending the day on Inisheer riding bikes, having delicious coffee, and watching the kids play on the beach
8.) Reading an entire book on our trip to Honduras. It’s the first time this has happened since Finnegan was born. I read Little Bee and thought it was a great vacation read (although maybe not the most settling choice when traveling to a country with the highest murder rate in the world)
9.) Watching Finnegan’s face light up when he caught a sea star swimming in the ocean in Sanibel
10.) Finally convincing my 77 year old father to join us on our trip to Ireland where he visited his parents’ hometown and met his wonderful Irish cousins for the first time.
11.) Getting a chance to go for a run with an old friend and college teammate Dr. Donal O’Sullivan, PhD, while visiting Denver.
12.) Camping with Finnegan at the Blue Moon Acres Farm to Camp Out
13.) Admiring the beauty and sheer magnitude of the Cliffs of Moher (and I would have said our day on Inisheer if Jennifer didn’t already list it as one of her highlights)
And there are so many other little moments that we will remember and cherish for a long time to come, like Declan referring to our cottage in Sanibel as our Cottage Cheese.
What were your favorite memories from 2013 – travel or otherwise?