Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 7

Today's Prompt:

Where did you travel this year? What was your favorite part? If you didn’t get to travel, where do you want to go next year?

Charcoal pencil sketch of a detail from a New Orleans cemetery

This year, I went to Seattle in June, San Antonio in August and October (with a side trip to New Orleans).  I went to Seattle to run my second marathon and see all of my old friends.  My mom also flew up from Texas for this trip, because she misses visiting me in Seattle.  Seattle is quite possibly the most beautiful place in summer, but my favorite part was definitely getting to see old friends and eating at old favorite restaurants.  Ruining my toes in the marathon was my least favorite part.

I went home to San Antonio a couple of times this year, just because it seemed prudent to take advantage of all of that free time I have these days.  It seems pretty rare to have the opportunity to just go home and hang out for a couple of weeks, so I decided I should do that while I can.  Again, my favorite part was the people (and breakfast tacos).  It was great to see my family and friends.  The timing even worked out so that I got to see college friends living in London and Houston on a day trip to Austin, perfect.

While home in October, my parents and I took my grandparents to New Orleans.  My grandma grew up there and I'd never been.  I wanted her to show me the places she grew up and tell me all of her stories from growing up in and later visiting New Orleans.  My favorite part was sharing some of my grandma's history with her.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Seattle is an AWESOME city! It's beautiful with all of the trees and lakes! I couldn't get enough when we visited, so I'm sure we'll be back soon!