It is not an understatement to say that 2018 was a difficult year. Therefore I would rather focus on the beauty we found. Enjoy my year in pictures.
We start the year in Carmel.
Good morning world
I love taking pictures of kids facing the vastness of the ocean
We saw a lot of wonderful art in museums
and in natureIn March we toured the Elkorn Slough, a watery wonderland.
In Seattle we wandered around Chihuly’s garden
In April we returned home to snow.
June, We spent a week in Giverney, France at Monet’s Gardens. It was magical. See more about it at everyjourneytraveled.wordpress.com
July took us on a family trip to Big Sky Country, Montana.
The views were breathtaking from the deck of the house in Red Lodge
Activities were white water rafting. Go John!
Watching the Pig Races. Our pig #4 won!
Riding in the horse drawn carriage.
We left Red Lodge and drove over the Bear Tooth Pass to visit Yellowstone
Snow at the summit.
Our National Parks are gifts we must cherish.
We saw Bison
So tiring being admired by the visitors.
We walked past the hot springs.
And lined up to watch the main event at Yellowstone Lodge.
Old Faithful erupting.
The rest of summer was spent enjoying our garden.
An walking at the Arboretum.
Turin and Bologna are Italian cities that are not as well know as the big three. We have visited both and returned in October.
Turin has one of the best Egyptian museums in the world. A few of my favorite things.
My favorite piece in the museum.
The food is as good as it looks.
Bologna was known as the city of towers and many of them remain.
This is a B&B.
And have I mentioned the food?
Speaking of food, we were lucky enough to take a tour to learn about how they make those great wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano. To tour the factory, we had to dress the part.
Missing some steps, but the next time you grate some cheese over your pasta remember where it comes from and how it was made/
On a previous trip to Turin we toured a car museum that showed many of Italy’s creations over the years. This trip we visited the Lamborghini showroom.
Oh, he actually started out making tractors.
Most of them in the Ferrari Museum were indeed red. He can dream can’t he?
December we returned to Carmel, CA. We walked on the paths and found an Egret in a tree
We found hummingbird webs in the hollow of the oak
We enjoyed dinner in a friends garden
And sunsets, one more beautiful than the other
This on the last day of 2018.
Here’s wishing the best of times around the world.
It was the end of the first day —-
January 1 2019 -day is done