2017 was highlighted by travels, to various destinations to meet with friends, and to get re-acqainted with old (in both senses of the word) friends. Here are my favorite highlights.
In February, Hubby and I traveled to Phoenix for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar. This was our third trip to Arizona with the Hillsdale folks, and was just a reinforcement of why we continue to support Hillsdale, one of the last, best, hopes for the future of higher education in America. No “snowflakes” here.
The view from our balcony was so peaceful in the early morning.
After the Hillsdale Seminar ended, we took a trip up to Prescott, in the mountains north of Phoenix. An entirely different Arizona. The reason was a meet up with our Ricochet friends. We took sustenance from our Ricochet family, as we all watched the Left and the Deep State do their best to destroy a duly-elected President.
No palm trees here!
In June, we took our annual trip to Washington’s “Bavarian Village” of Leavenworth, for Hubby to play accordion with his band. They were just awesome this year, and everyone was impressed with their performance.
And we always love the Accordion Parade, ending up in the Gazebo downtown. Our hearts are warmed by watching and listening to all the players, from ages 7 to over 70.
In September, we drove all the way to Montana and back, for the Ricochet meet up that had been planned since September of 2016! Due to wildfires in Washington and Montana, we drove through thick smoke all the way-the skies didn’t clear for an entire week! But the people we met were typical Ricochet, salt-of-the earth types. We couldn’t imagine being with a better group of friends, our Ricochet Family.
Yes, that is Lake Coeur D’Alene on the way over.
On the second to last day, sailing on Flathead Lake.
And to top off the year, I had my Fiftieth High School Class Reunion. My favorite part of that was tagging along with the golfers on the outing to the local golf course, and meeting a classmate who I had never met in high school!
What beauty, hiding in plain sight.
We have been so fortunate this year, and had so many delightful experiences, surrounded by our friends, and our Ricochet Family. Onward to 2018!