[Gretchen, Kimber with fiancé Nate, Ryann, and Chris and Smooche (Kitty)]
2015 was a fantastic year for us- especially the first half of the year when we travelled extensively. This activity started right on January 1st when we travelled to Pasadena to watch our Oregon Ducks (both Gretchen and graduated from the University of Oregon- different years, and we did not know each other at the time) play Florida State for the right to play in the first College National Championship game. Oregon won that game- so we decided to travel to Arlington, TX to view the Ohio State vs. Oregon Duck National Championship game. It was not in the cards for the Ducks that day. While in Texas, we drove to Houston to visit friends Arthur and Linda Meyerson. Then to close off a busy month, we again headed east for our for visit to New Orleans to surprise my sister Jayne for the 60th birthday celebration.
In April we travelled first to Amsterdam- then onto Barcelona. June found us in Prague- then on to Istanbul (and fabulous Cappadocia). Our final 2015 travel was to Denver/Breckenridge to attend Brandi Carlile’s Red Rock concert- then to Breckenridge for a brief visit with my older sister, Kathy Covell,
Unfortunately, our blogging activity was weak in 2015. I was really lazy: one one Blog post for the entire year: Amsterdam.
Gretchen was a little more active:
Pasadena: Rose Bowl and greater LA with Sam Johnson
Arlington: National Championship Game, Dallas and Houston and more
New Orleans– The Big Easy
Portugal: Blog 1 (a delightful surprise), Blog 2 (More delights), Blog 3 (the streets are alive), Blog 4 (portraits), Blog 5 (friends)
Barcelona (City life) and Girona (Country life)
Both of us plan to post our photos from Prague, Istanbul, and Cappadocia very soon- stay tuned.
NOTE: Many of you will get to read this twice since this Year End Summary notification is being sent to both Chris and Gretchen’s distributions lists.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!