A quick note

Hello fellow bloggers,

I haven’t written a personal note in quite a while and thought it was finally time to do so.  First of all, let me apologize for not posting the monthly writing prompts for December.  I have been so caught up in my own little world these days that I completely forgot to post them.  I didn’t even realize I’d forgotten until yesterday, so I thought I’d just do a personal post this month instead.  As all of us know, the past two years have been crazy.  But during the days of covid, my life hasn’t changed too much.

I’ve still been homeschooling as I have been for the last 15 years, and the only big difference is that I’ve moved twice since the pandemic started.  I had to downsize each time I moved and feel lighter now that I don’t have as much stuff weighing me down.  The first move went well, and I ended up in Virginia.  I loved all of the historical aspects of Virginia but hated the traffic that I couldn’t avoid no matter how far down the road I went.

Fortunately, I lived within walking distance to all the stores and businesses that I needed access to, so I never really had to drive anywhere while I was there.  But after 18 months in Virginia, I was glad to break free, and I’ve now ended up in the one place I’ve most wanted to be, and that place is Utah.

Ever since I visited Mt. Zion National Park seven years ago, I’ve wanted to come back here, and I haven’t been disappointed with my decision.  I live within walking distance of some amazing hiking trails, and I’m within a 30 – 60 min drive to several state and national parks.  And that’s what I love most about being here; I’m finally able to enjoy nature and be outside as often as I want to be.  Here are some recent pictures from my hikes.  Isn’t it beautiful here…

10 Places Currently on My Bucket List

 1. Hike up to Äscher cliff restaurant in Switzerland and eat dinner there just as the sun is setting.

http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/hiking-and-aescher-cliff-restaurant.html

Photo found at:  www.flickr.com
Photo found at: flickr.com

 2. Stay at the Hotel Ristorante Grotta Palazzese in Italy and dine in their summer cave. 

http://www.grottapalazzese.it/en/

Photo found at: Laguaridadebam.blogspot.com
Photo found at: Laguaridadebam.blogspot.com

 3. Take a train ride from Dresden Germany to the Town of Bastei and walk along Bastei Bridge. 

http://tourismattraction.com/the-bastei-bridge-germany/

Photo found at: breathtakinglandscapes.wordpress.com
Photo found at: breathtakinglandscapes.wordpress.com

 4. Travel and tour the Alcazar of Segovia, a castle in Spain. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_of_Segovia

Photo found at: www.trommerphotography.com
Photo found at: trommerphotography.com

 5. Hike to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah.

http://www.utah.com/nationalparks/zion/angels_landing.htm

Photo found at: www.lovethesepics.com
Photo found at: lovethesepics.com

 6. Take a picture in front of Great White Throne Mountain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Throne_%28mountain%29

Photo found at: pjmountains.blogspot.com
Photo found at: pjmountains.blogspot.com

7. Hike through Torres del Paine National Park, in Patagonia, Chile. 

http://beautifulplacestovisit.com/mountains/torres-del-paine-national-park-patagonia-chile/

Photo found at: travel.nationalgeographic.com
Photo found at: travel.nationalgeographic.com

 8. Camp in the Redwood Forest in California.

http://www.nps.gov/redw/index.htm

photo found at: pinterest.com
photo found at: pinterest.com

 9. Visit the place of my birth, Wurzburg, Germany. 

• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%BCrzburg

Photo found at: in-luxembourg.blogspot.com
Photo found at: in-luxembourg.blogspot.com
 10. Visit the avenue of the baobab trees in Madagascar. 

http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/avenue-of-the-baobabs-the-most-beautiful-road-in-madagascar-6686/

Photo found at: nationalgeographic.com
Photo found at: nationalgeographic.com

I will actually get the chance to visit a few of these places this summer. 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?