Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Best of 2011, 2012 and 2013

For each of the last three years I’ve kept track of the best events I’ve experienced and published them on Facebook.  It’s a great way to reflect on the past year, fondly remember the experiences I’ve been fortunate enough to have or the significant accomplishments that I or others close to me have completed.  Each year’s list always starts with more than ten items and it’s tough to select the best ones and then put the finalists in sorted order.  So there are my choices and I urge you to put together your own list.  

The Best of 2011
10. Attending 2 Events at the Taj Ma Garaj
9.  Getting the House Refinanced and Wills Completed
8.  Brewing Fence Jumper Irish Lager at The Brew Kettle
7.  Driving the VW Eos Convertible
6.  Seeing Alison Krauss and Union Station at The Fraze
5.  Mentoring a Summer-at-the-Edge Program
4.  Climbing Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica
3.  Seeing Chicago in concert at The Fraze
2.  Establishing a Weight Training Program
1.  Partying at Oktoberfest in Munich

The Best of 2012
10. Finding $30 in the bottom of the pool at Put-in-Bay
9.   Dinner on the beach at The Flying Fishbone in Aruba
8.   Brian graduates Miami University with B.S. in Education
7.   Upscale Bar Hop in Chicago with Dale and Kim
6.   Elaine starting a new job with CTI in Cincinnati
5.   Dinner at La Maison Verte in Montreal with Elaine’s family
4.   Brewing Beer with Laurie and Rodney at The Brew Kettle
3.   Listening to the Duke’s of September at The Fraze
2.   Enjoying manhattan’s and martini’s at The Bar at Husk in Charleston
1.   Having Chef George prepare a private dinner for our group in Aruba

The Best of 2013
10. Spending a night on the Baltimore Inner Harbour
9.   Watching OSU beat Wisconsin at The Shoe
8.   Attending the NCAA basketball games in Salt Lake City
7.   Installing all new doors and baseboards on our second floor
6.   Finding the Fifth Street Brewpub
5.   Dinner at The Tree Room at Sundance
4.   A relaxing couples messages at the Spa at Sundance
3.   Taking a Buffalo Trace distillery tour
2.   Seeing Steely Dan perform at The Fraze

1.   Seeing the Cirque Du Soleil show “O” at the Bellagio in Las Vegas