Sunday, January 15, 2017

Our year in pictures

On a personal level, 2016 could not have been any better. So thankful that we were able to do some of the things we did last year. We checked lots of the items from the bucket list... Here is to hoping that we are able to do more (much more) in 2017.

Here we go, our year in {instagram} pictures:

January: We welcomed the year with an overnight stay at the Len Foote Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls

February: We hiked Blood Mountain on the Appalachian trail in Georgia

March: V competed on her first skating competition (took second place)

April: Went to Winston Salem NC, hung out with our friend Maria

May: Went to Peru's Sacred Valley - Visited Cuzco, Ollantaytambo and utterly amazing Machu Picchu - As documented here and here

June: Went to Portugal's Algarve and Alentejo regions and beautiful Lisbon - Took a little detour to Istanbul (always a favorite). We documented our adventures here and here

July: Went to the Canadian Rockies - Had a great time in Banff National Park

August: Went to the amusement park, blueberry picking, hung out in Madison GA, celebrated birthdays (milestone ones: V is no longer a tween and M is double digits!!!), they started a new year in school (last years in Middle school and elementary school). Our friends from Germany came to visit

September: Visited family in Kansas

October: Went camping at the beach in Florida for the long weekend We also dressed up for Halloween and hiked the North Georgia Mountains to take in the Fall colors

November: Went to Patagonia (highlights: Ice trekking in Perito Moreno glacier and hiking in El Chalten) and {utterly gorgeous} Buenos Aires for Thanksgiving. See pictures here and here

December: Packed the month full of holiday cheer: Went to see the Christmas lights, baked {lots of} cookies, went to see the Nutcracker, made Christmas ornaments... Ah, it was a festive month. We ended the year with family in the North Georgia Mountains with more hiking, drinking and being merry...

2016 was fun filled, packed with lots of family activities. I hope yours was a wonderful one. Hoping for an even better 2017.

For more pictures from previous "Year-in-Pictures", check these out:

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

To see more pictures from our family adventures check out my instagram account.

To see pictures from our travels go here


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Through their eyes - Buenos Aires

More Argentina... This time fabulous Buenos Aires

Taking a walk in utterly fascinating and super fun Mercado de San Telmo... The people watching here cannot be beat... We loved going through all the stalls and hunting for little treasures. We snacked our way through it too (Let me tell you, it was quite of bit of snacking, it is quite long).








Batucada!
One of our many stops... This Choripan stand was the Bomb

Taking a stroll from Plaza de Mayo toward la Casa Rosada and witnessing the change of the guard - La Casa Rosada is usually fenced off to the public but for some reason, it was open on this day... Beautiful square and the change of the guard was great to watch




Visiting Cemetery La Recoleta - Totally random sighting: I saw this guy there (he is even better looking in person...) Yes, I will tell all those that are willing to listen...





Paying our respect to Buenos Aires favorite daughter: Evita Peron

Strolling super fun and colorful, El Caminito... We bargain-shopped there too. So excited about my find!








Taking the Buenos Aires tourist bus... Beautiful sites all around
Ministry of Health
Gorgeous Teatro Colon - We attended a concert here. It was lovely!

Beautiful street art everywhere
Famous Avenida 9 de Julio and the Obelisk - The widest avenue in the world
El Ateneo - Would you look at this library? Simply gorgeous

A fun treat from our friend Maria... And a great experience we will not soon forget... Simply amazing... Fuerza Bruta (Centro Cultural Recoleta)







Ok, let's talk about the food, it was incredible... Our friend Maria (and her mom) spoiled us rotten with all of our favorites: Empanadas, medialunas, choripan, parrillas, fresh pastas, ice creams (oh my God the ice cream was amazing!!!). We took breaks for cafe and alfajores (the maizena ones were my favorite) everytime we could. We especially loved Cafe Tortoni... An institution in Buenos Aires
I'm telling you... Our dearest friend rolled out the red carpet for us... We had the best time anybody can ask for. Thank you Maria!!!! I hope you can make it to visit us this year.

I can't wait to go back to Argentina, though. So many places to visit there. Good time to be had everywhere you go... Let the wonderlusting begin.

This wraps up our last adventure of the year 2016. Could not imagine a better way to end the year? I think not.

Want to see where else we went this year?

Peru (here and here)
Portugal and a little bit of Istanbul (here and here)
Canada

Also:
Pictures from the first leg of our trip, Patagonia here.
All of our travel pictures here
Follow our day to day family adventures right here