Last Day of 2016

Today is the last day of 2016 and a time to look back over the year. Last year at this time I was home between trips to England, and this year I am getting ready for a trip to England.

One of the things that I thought about was what would qualify as Bucket List items during the last year.

Steventon Church, Jane Austen, Hampshire, RectorI flew more than 100,000 miles last year, but I mainly went to places I had been to before.

However, I thought of a few things that would qualify for Bucket List items.

Visit the birthplace of Jane Austen.

In January I was in England and visited Steventon which was the birthplace of Jane Austen. The house she was born in is no longer standing, but it was the rectory for this little church in Steventon. See my post: Jane Austen Country

Pembroke College, Roger Williams, Cambridge UniversityVisit Pembroke College at Cambridge University.

In January I also visited Cambridge and was able to visit the college where my 10th Great Grandfather Roger Williams attended. See: A Visit to Pembroke College

Christ's College, Cambridge University, Christ's College Chapel, Richard BernerdVisit Christ’s College at Cambridge University.

I also visited Christ’s College where Roger Williams’ father-in-law Richard Barnard went to school. The chapel above is where he would have worshiped while attending school.

See: Christ’s College Cambridge

German Sunset, Lobdeburg, German, Long Hike, Jena, GermanyHike the complete Red Trail around Jena, Germany.

I started this quest more than 15 years ago when I traveled to Germany more often. In October I finished the last section of this 100km trail that winds through the German hills around Jena. See: Half Marathon Hike

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressVisit Wittenberg, Germany and see the famous doors where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses. See: Castle Church Doors

I visited Wittenberg on October 22nd which was the opening day for the Luther 1517 Panorama. Wittenberg is gearing up for the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting.

Martin Luther Grave, Castle Church, Wittenberg, GermanyInside the Castle Church I also saw where Martin Luther is buried. See: Martin Luther’s Grave

Newark, EWR, United Airlines, Million Mile Flight, Milan, Business FirstFly one million miles with a single airline.

Another bucket list item was to finally earn my Million Miler status on United Airlines. This took place during a trip to Milan, Italy in April.

See: Million Mile Flight

It will be interesting to see where all I fly in 2017. I already have trips to England and Israel planned and there are more in the early stages of planning.

Will I check of some Bucket List items in 2017? Maybe 🙂

Happy New Year to all my readers.


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2 Responses to Last Day of 2016

  1. Wow! You did a lot of traveling and took great pictures. Kudos to you!

  2. Sherry Hamilton says:

    Awesome! Happy New Year to you!

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