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Paris, and break

I have reached the last destination, on my short european tour, Paris! From Notre Dame, to the Eiffel tower and all the other great places to visit, there is so much to do and see. I am not exactly sure I would agree that this is the “most romantic” city in the world, but it is a beautiful place to visit. I have only spent a few days here for now, I will be back.

Paris also marks the beginning of a new chapter. I feel though that this Nomad has finally accomplished what was set out for almost a year ago now; and have finally wore myself out of traveling (for now?). I have been very blessed to be able to check everything off of my bucket list, except the aurora borealis, wrong time of year now!

The places I have been, people I have met along the way, the unbelievable things that I have able to experience, have left me forever changed! I can say without question this has been the most amazing year of my life, so far! A huge thank you to everyone who has played a part in it, in any way. I am excited to see what unfolds ahead….

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Great Barrier Reef

Checking off another item on my bucket list, here are some pictures caught with the crappy underwater rented camera. However, these are all unedited. Another indescribable experience, you really have to do yourself to understand. Enjoy

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Sydney!

Having made a big pond jump, I have landed in Australia. First stop: Sydney. This is yet another location (Australia) that has been on my bucket list for many years. The weather here has been mostly cloudy since my arrival, which hasn’t made for the best picture-taking. Sydney, for me, is a crazy busy place that reminds me a lot of the UK, with a splash of the US thrown in. The mix of old and new is breathtaking, if you take the time to have a look.

Additionally, I finally purchased a new camera, which has come with quite a learning curve. Most of the pictures I took at the Mardi Gras parade came out all blurry, so there aren’t any for me to share here. I am fixing to head back to the airport, excited to move on to another part of this continent. Although, I definitely feel as though I am leaving a piece of my heart here.

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A trip “home”

Another of my bucket list items has been to drive the Pacific Coast Highway. I have now completed the southern part of California up to Santa Cruz. (Gotta save some for next time) Also, I had to split off there to finally return to where I was born. Having been almost 30 years since being in the area, I decided it was time to go. Another bucket list item, because it’s a military base which requires me to have a “sponsor” to go, and until recently that was not a possibility.

It was quite an experience to see it all again, as an adult. It helped me understand where quite a few preferences come from in my life. and until now I never really knew, why some of those existed for me. While there were lots of changes that have happened I was surprised by how much was still the same. It was just a short trip, yet I gained so much from it, including a sense of “roots” that I never really had before. Still not enough to break the nomad in me though. Hang on to your hats boys and girls, more to come very soon!

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