It was a pretty good year for travel, especially compared to 2011 which was very low key, as far as trips for pleasure were concerned. Greece was definitely the highlight last year. There was that whole move to Bulgaria, but that was more about staying in one place for awhile. I think it's safe to say that we logged more miles in 2012, both in the sky and on the ground.
In April, Francie and I had a big trip back to Pennsylvania after 9 months abroad. I was so nervous about flying alone with my 1 year old, but I proved to myself that we could do this. We enjoyed most of the summer back in the states and it was great spending that time with our loved ones.
We explored parks, did some hiking, and even got down to the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey a few times.
In August, it was time to head back to Bulgaria where Martin was eagerly awaiting our return. Nervous again, I managed to get across the Atlantic with my toddler and my sanity intact.
In September, Martin and I took a road trip to Golden Sands on the Black Sea coast. It's as touristy and tacky as you can get, but that didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves.
There were some memorable nights spent out in the country with great food and even better company.
In November, we took a road trip to Hisarya to explore Roman ruins and relax in a spa hotel. Hisarya, in my mind, sort of stands out from other towns in Bulgaria. It has that small town, suburban appeal and so much history staring you in the face at every turn. Absolutely beautiful and unique.
In mid-November, I gathered my strength and my nerves once again, and with my toddler in tow, we flew from Sofia to Philadelphia, this time to attend a wedding and celebrate my Mom's 60th birthday. As the year comes to a close, Francie and I are still in Pennsylvania and getting ready to return to Bulgaria in early 2013 for what may be our last stay there for awhile.
2013 is sure to be another adventure, and I'm so excited to see where life takes the 3 of us in the coming months. Thanks for tagging along with us this year.