As seen at Silver Fox’s excellent blog, here is a summary of all my 2010 trips (loosely defined!)
All my travel was local, but wow, what an awesome year…
We spent Christmas and New Year at my sister-in-law’s up near the Sun Peaks ski resort, in the interior of British Columbia. Here’s Mr E Man on a snowmobile:
Why travel anywhere when the whole world came to Vancouver for the Olympics?! Here we are celebrating my birthday at the Canada-Norway men’s hockey game:
My good friend Mermaid did travel during the Olympics – all the way to Whistler, to watch the ski jumping, luge, and other events. She very kindly contributed a guest post to my blog, which I say counts for this meme:
A group of us from work went down to San Diego to meet our collaborators, a few days after the Canada-USA gold medal hockey game. We may have mentioned it a few times per hour.
A couple of weeks later it was my turn to head to Whistler, to watch some Paralympic downhill skiing:
I don’t seem to have gone anywhere in April. Oh well. I’m sure I had a good time anyway.
We took my parents on a road trip to see Mr E Man’s sister and her family in Kamloops, on to Whistler (where we were lucky enough to spend an hour watching a family of bears hanging out in the lane behind our condo), and then to visit Mr E Man’s Mum on the Sunshine Coast:
I went to Seattle.
250 km. Too painful for photos, apparently, although there are some stills in the video at the link above.
We started our five day kayak trip in Desolation Sound. It was the best trip yet…
…and therefore worthy of two photos (the trip ended in August, so this is all good):
A couple of weeks later we went to a music festival in Cumberland, over on Vancouver Island:
and spent as much time as we could escaping the heat by drinking cold beers in the nearby river:
Back to the Sunshine Coast, for a family wedding (SO. MUCH. FUN!)
Back to San Diego, for another meeting with the same collaborators.
Um. Does White Rock count? (Just barely, I’d say – it’s very close to home, but we did stay overnight in a B&B, for reasons relating to predicted and actual drunkenness):
Back up to the Sunshine Coast, for a big happy chaotic family pre-Christmas party, complete with a multitude of nephews, dogs, and remote control helicopters.
No other travel to report for December… although my blog moved. Does that count?
It really was an outstandingly excellent year. It’s going to be hard to top it… but I’m gonna try! Mr E Man and I are planning a trip to the UK in May, and I hope to meet up with my Occam’s Typewriter co-consipirators, and assorted other blog buddies, which will also be superawesomesauce.
Consider yourself tagged for this meme if you’ve blogged about a trip you took during 2010!