Hello 2017, it’s so nice to see you! I have high hopes for an amazing year ahead! 2016 was a year of changes for us but still full of many adventures.
We just got back to Guam after spending 2.5 weeks on mainland USA. We were in West Virginia and Idaho, where we got to experience the the joy of a winter wonderland with snow and all! I didn’t realize how much I am fond of cold weather until this year. My two favorite season are Spring & Fall, as the weather is just ‘perfect’ during those seasons but moving to Guam has made me realize that I do indeed like…and miss Winter when it’s taken from me. I was thrilled to be in weather that nipped at the tip of my nose and where snowflakes fell from the sky to kiss my cheeks. I took every minute in as I know we won’t see cold weather like that in the next few years. Interestingly enough Summer is my least favorite season…so I guess I’d better learn to embrace it 😉
2016 was unique in many ways for us. We only got to see our oldest who is away at collage once this year, instead of the normal twice a year. We had family come visit us in Germany, and they got to be there for a special ceremony. Mr. B received a promotion which led to several fun and busy events. And we had to say good-bye to some great friends when we moved from Germany to Guam.
2016 started off with a dip in the North Sea in the Netherlands as our very first adventure on January 1st! It was an amazing and unforgettable experience!
It was also the year where were got to visit Scotland, and I LOVED every minute of it! That is one country I plan to go back and visit again.
I was asked to teach travel and blogging classes at a conference in Germany, it was an amazing experience even though it was outside my comfort zone.
I took a group of awesome ladies on a day trip to bike through the tulips in the Netherlands, it was amazing! Highly recommend doing this at least once in your life, and it makes a great girls trip!
We also took a MSC Baltic cruise which was a HUGE Bucket list check! Visited Copenhagen, Sweden, Estonia, & Russia!
Military One Click also asked me to do some posts for them this year, I’ve been super excited to share Europe info with their site. You can see my latest post for them 9 cool winter activities for military families stationed in Europe. Keep watching MOC because I have more going up on the site in the near future 🙂
And the biggest change of the year…we moved from Germany to Guam…which has been quite the adjustment. Many differences here for sure! We’ve learned how to Boonie stomp and waterfall jump to pass the time, you can read about one of the adventures HERE. Snorkeling and Scuba have been added to our monthly events here. We’ve checked out the local cuisine and can’t get enough of the finadene sauce.
We also got to spend the holidays in the US with family for the first time in 17 years, which was great. Although we had a horrible trip back to Guam on United so I can say that we won’t be visiting the States again from here again! And we’ll be avoiding United as well!
To get back on a normal posting schedule of twice a week sharing both content from here in Guam as well as the rest of the Europe posts I have.
To explore Guam and what it has to offer & encourage others to do the same.
Take a Space A trip…destination TBD.
Travel to at least 1 new country.