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all of 2023

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Looking Back

A year of staying in the United States. It's a rarity; only happened twice in last 12 years now. But in 2023, I didn't have any international trips.
Partly because I just spent a year living overseas, partly due to saving up vacation, partly due to a new house investment, and that's just how things have lined up this year.

As no surprise then, I already have 4 trips planned for the upcoming year. However in 2023, I got a chance to see more of the US again.


2023 Activities


Events & challenges & other activities

  • minor league hockey and soccer in Iowa - February, June
  • watched NBA Nuggets game at Ball Arena, and later was there for the Championship night - March, June, November
  • art viewing in Boulder and Denver - March, September
  • went to the Opera and saw Cirque du Soleil - May, July
  • zoo and botanical garden visits in Denver, Des Moines, and San Diego - June, July, August, December
  • hiked 14er La Plata - July
  • Meow Wolf Denver - September
  • hiked 14er Mt of the Holy Cross (along with some 13ers on the route) - September
  • hiked 14er Mt Massive - September
  • e-bike event, tiny homes event, Ethiopia festival, farmers markets, pugs event, technology conference, christmas market - throughout the year
  • got a few things: new (used) car, new nephew, new (rental) house, new job, new e-bike
  • continued with volleyball, biking, running, hiking, SUP, dog walks
  • also did disc golf, mini golf, axe throwing, minor construction, got tickets to the 2024 Olympics (more on that in a future post)
  • Prudence turned 6 in August - but still as active as ever
  • races: none
  • concerts: New Kids on the Block (Iowa State Fair), and Shaky Graves

previous year reviews:


MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 12:38 Archived in USA Tagged 2023

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