December 31st, 2012

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On The Road 2012

Time to fill in the travel meme for 2012, as I've finished this year's round of travels (2012's starts bright and early on January the 2nd as we fly to Las Vegas and then drive to Zion National Park...). So, the usual list of places I've stayed at least one night in the last year, with a little * for those that have had more than one night. The list is in approximate order of the first time I stayed there, so some, like Las Vegas, which had multiple trips, were visited several times throughout the year.

This year had fewer long road trips, but a lot of time in the US. Which reminds me, yet again that I still really must sit down with spikeiowa and plan the road trip fanzine we've been noodling for a while...

Keene Eating

So, places:

Santa Monica, CA*
Palm Springs, CA*
Scottsdale, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Grand Canyon, AZ
Las Vegas, NV*
Mojave, CA*
Paso Robles, CA*
Campbell, CA*
San Jose, CA*
Orlando, FL*
Redmond, WA*
Barstow, CA*
San Francisco, CA*
Longboat Key, FL*
Santa Barbara, CA
Laguna Beach, CA*
Lost Hills, CA
Napa, CA
Bellevue, WA*
Portland, OR
Roseburg, OR
Willows, CA
Monterey, CA
Bakersfield, CA*
Lee Vining, CA
Mariposa, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA*
New York, NY*
Newark, NJ
Long Beach Island, NJ*
Seattle, WA*
Portland, OR
Roseburg, OR
Willows, CA
Monterey, CA
Mountain View, CA*
St Clement, Jersey*


Airlines flown: Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlyBe, British Airways
Aircraft flown: Boeing 747-400, Boeing 737-500, Embraer EMB 195, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A330-300, Airbus A321, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A319, Bombardier Q400
Ferries taken: Oregon State Ferries (Willamette River)
Road trips: Seattle to Las Vegas (Seattle, Portland, Roseburg, Willows, Monterey, Paso Robles, Bakersfield, Las Vegas), Newark to Philadelphia (Newark, Long Beach Island, Philadelphia), San Francisco to Las Vegas, San Francisco to Laguna Beach to San Francisco
Conferences attended: CES, Parallels Summit, , BlackBerry Devcon Europe, MMS, BlackBerry World, FIRe, Maker Faire, Office 2013 Launch, Dreamforce, TechEd, BUILD, MEC, GPU Technology Conference, BlackBerry JAM, Nokia Lumia Launch, Windows 8 Launch, Windows Phone 8 Launch, SharePoint Conference, SNS Predictions Dinner
Countries: USA, Spain, Jersey
Wine Festivals: Paso Robles Gragiste Festival
Wine Areas: Woodinville, Lodi, Livermore, Napa, Paso Robles, Willamette Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains
Shuttle flybys: OV-105 Endeavour over San Francisco
US States visited: California, Washington, Nevada, Florida, Oregon, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
US National Parks visited: Yosemite, Philadelphia National Mall, Canaveral National Seashore, Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier
Highest altitude: 9,943 ft at the Tioga Pass

And now on to the next year. Where will it take us? So far it's starting with the usual January US trip for CES and then... Well, it'll be fun whatever, and wherever!