Reflections on 2022 in 26 Pictures

2022 has been a year of living life in full gear for the first three quarters and slamming on brakes the last three months of the year before returning to a snail’s pace. As a traveler with a hopeless case of wanderlust, three curveballs slowed me down between September 27 and the end of the year: a broken ankle right before Fall Break (I had to cancel a hiking trip to Fort Mountain State Park in Chatsworth, Georgia); a collision with a deer (I wasn’t hurt – but I had to listen to what the good Lord was trying to tell me about slowing down a bit…..first my heels, then my wheels); and then I tested positive for Covid (we missed The Piano Boys in concert at The Fox in Atlanta after buying the tickets a year in advance).

In 2023, I’ll be adjusting my sails for a new concept called “Slow Travel.” But for now, here are some of my memories from 2022, in pictures:

Time together sharing the warmth of Callaway Gardens Christmas lights- November

My One Little Word for 2022 – January
Presenting at NCTE in Anaheim, CA with my writing group at – November
Visiting San Antonio in February – so hot I had to buy a t-shirt at the Alamo one day, but didn’t have enough clothes in my suitcase for the cold temperatures the following day!
Scriptural Meal at the Biblical History Center in Lagrange, GA – May
Sharing picture adventures with my hiking, rockhounding daughter
Spending time over the holidays with our 5 grandchildren – December
Taking Aidan to visit Mom’s grave at Christ Church Cemetery, St. Simon’s Island, GA – December
Watching eagles dive for fish in Ketchikan, Alaska – June
Dogsledding on Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau – June
Camping throughout the year – here, on the peninsula at Dames Ferry Campground, Juliette, GA
Christmas Day Church Service
Trolley tour of Vancouver, B.C. – June
Breakfast at the Mallery Street Cafe, St. Simons Island, GA, with Dad, Aidan, Ken, and Jennifer – December
Enjoying a White Christmas in Kentucky
Gibbs Gardens in full bloom – Ball Ground, GA – April
With my son and his family at Pine Mountain, Georgia – November
Black Rock Mountain Overlook – April
Ken’s new dog, Kasa, rescued and adopted after a gunshot to the front paw – July, Brunswick, GA
Briar and my stepson Andrew on a sunset kayak paddle – Lake Juliette, GA – May
With Briar on the glass walk at the Space Needle – Seattle, WA – June
Suspension Bridge at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee – December
Broken Ankle – at home in Pike County, Georgia – September
November 1 – at home after hitting a deer
Spending time in front of the stone fireplace at the Grove Park Inn – Charlotte, NC – April
Great coffee and time with Boo Radley, Ollie, Fitz, and Briar – Kentucky, December

Blessings in 2023! I wish you a Happy New Year! Stay warm and cozy.

Made with Padlet

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