I love looking back at the year. What can make you more grateful and nostalgic than a little reflection on what you’ve been through and accomplished alongside the folks that fill up your life with all that matters.
This year has been a crazy one for sure. We moved from Chicago to Kansas City. We traveled the world—took helicopters and jet boats, fed kangaroos, and cuddled koalas. We celebrated with friends as we marched in a very New Orleans Second Line Parade. The skies opened up and we saw the eclipse. We were almost attacked by a rattlesnake. We woke up for many sunrises and stayed awake to the early hours before daybreak. We’ve seen seeming countless rainbows, enjoyed art and architecture from many great cities.
The 7 Countries I Visited:
Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Mexico, France, Switzerland, and Belgium
The 40+ Cities (or boroughs) I Visited:
Miami, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Fort Jones, Nags Head, NYC, Brooklyn, Staten Island, LA, New Orleans, Denver, Golden, Boulder, Fort Collins, Omaha, Cancun, Weston, Sydney, Melbourne, Tamborine, Gold Coast, Maleny, Noosa, Brisbane, Auckland, Matamata, Wellington, Picton, Nelson, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch, Paris, Laussanne, Geneva, Brussels, Brugge, Ghent, Buggenhout, Pittsburgh, Marfa, Big Bend, Bozeman
The 15 Concerts I Attended:
Run the Jewels, Jr Jr, Kaleo, u2, Beck, Snoop Dogg, Foster The People, The Elders, Atlas Genius, Alt J, Iron Maiden, Buddy Guy, The Shins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Coheed & Cambria
The 38 Breweries I Visited:
J. Wakefield Brewing (Miami), Moody Tongue (Chicago), Corridor Brewery (Chicago), Chicago Brauhaus (Chicago), Half Acre (Chicago), Fort Point Beer Co (San Francisco), Local Brewing (San Francisco), 21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco), Russian River Brewing (Santa Rosa), Boulevard Brewing Co (Kansas City), Brewery Emperial (Kansas City), KC Bier Co (Kansas City), Double Shift (Kansas City), Grinders (Kansas City), Golden City Brewery (Golden), Avery Brewing (Boulder), Funk Werks (Fort Collins), New Belgium (Fort Collins), Snowbank (Fort Collins), Redoak Boutique Brewery (Sydney), Tap Room (Sydney), Fortitude Brewery (Tamborine), Brouhaha (Maleny), Brisbane Brewing Co. (Brisbane), Catchment Brewery (Brisbane), The Brewers Co-Op (Auckland), Rattle Snake Brewery (Franz Josef), Atlas Brewing (Queenstown), Fork and Brewery (Wellington), Sprig and Fern Brewery (Nelson), Upstream Brewing Co. (Omaha), Delirium Cafe (Brussels), De Halve Maan (Brugge), The Beer Museum (Brugge), The Beer Wall (Brugge), Frog Beer Xvii (Paris), Brouwerij Bosteels (Buggenhout), Oilhorse Brewing (Longview)
Well, here we come 2018. We’re ready to roll!