As the last day of 2012 dawned on the Gulf Coast of Florida, temperatures were a lot warmer than previous days, but scattered clouds covered the sun.
As I walked the beach this morning, I noticed the hundreds of wave lines of small debris left along the way as the water receded.
For whatever reason they brought to mind our past year of traveling around this great Country. All the ins and outs, intertwined within each other, sometimes following the pattern, occasionally breaking away to leave an individual mark. Kind of like our year.
Last January we traveled to Florida, meeting Judy, along with Janna and Mike. March found us at the Green Eggs and Ham Rally where we hooked up with about sixty old and new friends. April found us in Northern Arkansas, and May found us following our grand daughter to the state softball championship game, along with her high school graduation. June was pretty quiet, but July found us headed North and West all the way to Glacier NP and a tour of parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Utah; before returning home in September. Along the way we were privileged to meet Emily and Lynne. October was balloon month in Natchez and Arkansas. November was spent around home, but here it is the last day of the year and we are again on the coast of Florida.
Many twists and turns, but almost all of them brought us closer to so many people we didn’t even know a year ago. We are thankful for meeting every one of them. There are those we only know through their blogs such as Kim, Horst, Sharon, The Ducks, The Longdogs, and many many more. Though we haven’t met in person, we consider each one of them a friend. Our goal for 2013 is to try and make many more. Somewhere along the way.
Sally and I got out and hiked part of the Florida Coastal Trail this afternoon. It was fun to get out and about after hanging around the trailer the past couple of days.
Happy New Year to everyone. We wish you the best year ever for 2013…….jc