Good Morning! It is extremely hard to believe that 2018 has come and gone and we already head strong into 2019. I am extremely thankful for another year that allowed me to continue to do what I love so much. Most all I am thankful for my clients, family and friend that continue to encourage and support.
2018 was a year filled with exceptional and memorable Miss-Adventures that kept my lens focused on destinations, near and far. My biggest Miss-Adventure was traveling to France to shoot a destination wedding of one of my dear friends, Rod Williams daughter Ashley. It was my first excursion to France and I was looking forward to all it visually had to offer. We flew into Paris and then took a 6 hour drive via a private limo to Avignon because of an on-going train strike. Avignon is south of Paris and once was the seat for the Catholic popes and still is home to the Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace) on the Rhone River. From Avignon we headed to Paradou where the wedding was to take place and for the next four days enjoyed an exceptional celebration of marital bliss. Once the wedding was over we headed back to Paris to speed read the city and it’s sites in 2 1/2 days. The highlight of course was the morning cafes with coffee and croissants, the evening wine tastings and the Eiffel Tower. And just like that we had to say “Au revoir!”
During the year there were many enjoyable and happy successes including my friends Matt and Ginger enduring a hurricane to get married in Destin Florida. But as the year came to an end, a few bumps in the road arose, as we lost one of my closest friends James Hagler. We were fortunate to visit him in Venice, FL where he lived and spent a joyful but tearful 3 days reminiscing on all of our escapades. As if that was not enough, I had friends lose parents and I had numerous friends begin their battle with Cancer. Overall I am elated that all enduring Cancer are coming out on the better side and doing well. It just points to the fact that life is short and we never know when it will be the last time we are able to share time with our loved ones. Treat every day like with the zeal that it may be your last and spend every moment counting your blessings.
As I have done for the past 14 years, I closed 2018 with my annual holiday trip back to Mesa, AZ to visit with my sisters family for Christmas and then flew to San Diego to ring in the New Year with my dear friends, Tom and Nancie and Renee and Dana. Along my many journeys, I am elated to say I met new friends. The year, by all accounts and measures, was another success.
Here’s to 2019 and all the Miss-Adventures this year will hopefully offer. If you would like to catch up on all the past adventures of 2018, just click on this link. As you may know, I do have a camera and I do love to travel ENJOY!