This has been an exciting and busy year for the Abersold Family. Most of this blog will be in the form of photos from our few adventures away from home. We were away from home only 64 nights. We were fortunate enough to travel to the Phoenix area two times; one time in March and then again in October.
I had a lot of fun in March, I got to go to the hospital and spend a couple of wonderful and memorable days after surgery. I follow a long line of Abersolds who have thyroid problems. Mine required the removal of both sides and I became radio active for a couple of days.
We didn’t wait long for me to recover, and we were off on a big adventure. We flew to Helsinki Finland and started the fun.
After two days in Finland, we took a ferry to Tallin Estonia. An incredible place.
Two nights and two very active days and we were off to Copenhagen. We flew to this beautiful city.
Our adventure continued as we rented a car and drove to Berlin, where we met up with Mark, Liz and Claire. Five wonderful days in the capital of the world.
From Berlin we took a day trip to Dresden.
We said goodbye to Mark, Liz and Clair and drove to Leipzig, where we visited our dear German friends, Hans and Ruth Shult, and Jan Kessler, a missionary from our ward. We then drove back to Copenhagen and returned home, via Paris. Long flight, wonderful memories.
In July Leslie and her family visited us in Washington for two weeks. that was really fun. We/they did a lot of day trips and fun adventures. One of the highlights of the trip for me was a weekend camping at Zion’s Camp.
Our Grandson Hayden Oliver, didn’t come with the family this year as he is serving a mission in Spain. He has been there almost 18 months.
In August, we took a trip through the North Cascades National Park,
and spent a couple of nights in Yellowstone. Then on to Logan where we spent a couple of nights with my sister and brother-in-law and saw two musicals and an opera. On To SLC and Tooele, arriving in Cedar City for a Shakespearean play and another play. We also visited Cedar Breaks, Red Canyon, and Bryce Canyon and Zions, and took in a musical in St George.
Kurt was kind enough, or should I say, mean enough to make us think we could go on a hike. It was a tremendous adventure and the view incredible – Mt Elinor.
We have thousands more pictures, but that will do. On our October trip to Phoenix, we flew to San Diego and spent a couple of nights, the drove to Peoria.
In October, Mark and Liz went to Peru and we had the wonderful opportunity to be with Claire for almost two weeks. During that time, we celebrated Halloween.
Our latest adventure was a trip to Hawaii, where we did a do-over from last year. I was really sick and didn’t enjoy it as much as I could have, so this year it was lots of fun.
For those who think I have put on too much weight…
I love to set goals for myself, and I’ll be darned if I don’t achieve them. This year I set a goal to ride my bicycle (including stationary bike) 3,650 miles – 10 per day. I exceeded the goal several weeks ago and currently have 3,746 miles. That required sitting and pedalling 440 hours. If I worked so hard, why am I still so fat?
Janet rode more with me this year that in the past few years. Since she doesn’t ride nearly as much as I do, why does she look so much better?
Have a wonderful Christmas and a