Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 - Year in Review

Happy New Year!!

Beanie Mouse did a Year-in-Review on his blog and... well... I thought I would do it here too! My 2013 was beary full... beary...

January - I was still on Salt Spring Island - beary beautiful place to visit for little bears!

February - Canada phased out the penny so I went around the house looking to see how many we had left...

March - Snow!! In Edmonton where I went for a visit...

April - the start of the BIG southeast Asia trip! That's me in Hong Kong!

April - Bangkok, Thailand - beautiful temples here.

April (too) - Cambodia and the impressive ruins of Angkor Wat.

April (also) - more temples in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.

May - some well-deserved R&R time on the beaches of Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.

May - a visit to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) - lots to see and do here.

May - a visit to the first (and only, so far) Starbucks in Vietnam where I met all sorts of distant cousins!

May - more beach time in Mui Ne...

May - the most beautiful town in Vietnam - Hoi An - it had everything, old town, pool at the hotel and a beach! Plus I got to ride everywhere on a bike in the basket which makes for exciting travel!

June - Ninh Binh - also known as Halong Bay on land - beary beautiful but hot! (We did a lot more in June but Mama says this post is already too long!)

July - elephant riding in Luang Prabang, Laos! The hairs on those elephant heads are prickly!!

July - the amazing rice paddies glued to steep hillsides near Sapa in north Vietnam.

July - finally... Halong Bay! As beautiful as advertised.

July - Hong Kong (12 hour layover) and a visit to... Disneyland!!

August - settling into the new house and planting a garden!

September - a trip back to Calgary and I got to ride in a sail boat...

September - and another trip through the Rockies...

September - touring around my new home and finding beautiful places to hike.

September - the garden is doing well!

September - watching the sun rise

October - entered Jerry & Ben's pumpking carving and Halloween costume contest!

 November - a visit to Vancouver... of course.

 December - a trip to Malaysia where I met Sebastian, a bearista bear with a travel bug!

December - whew... Christmas at home...

There was of course lots more that happened in that year, but those are some of the highlights! I had tonnes of mail from my pals and made a bunch of new blogger pals as well, which is beary cool!
Happy New Year!


  1. You were one busy bear last year! Hope 2014 proves to be just as fun as 2013. Canada has no penny, heh? What did you do with all the penny's you had?

    1. I was super busy last year and had great fun!

      Pennies... yes... everything gets rounded up to the nearest nickel... don't see too many pennies anymore. We brought the pennies to the bank and got "real money" for them. Not sure what to do with the saying "A penny for your thoughts"...

  2. You had another great year of adventures Sandy! We enjoyed following them!