2010: A Pictorial Look Back

When 2009 was ending, I braced myself for a "let-down" of a new year. Why? Because 2009 was the dream year - big dreams came true for me in 2009. Hence, I did not have any expectations at all, I thought I'd ride the afterglow of 2009 all through 2010. But 2010 was especial in its own way. Let me show you some of the things I did in 2010 are as follows:

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I finally participated in Coastal Clean Up program.

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Visiting a cave with a pool inside was pretty awesome too.

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I was pretty psyched when I heard there was a food truck festival in Oakland, already on its second year, and that Filipino food was on display. I cannot wait for the 2011 version.

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Before the year ended, I thought I'd visit a castle in my own home state.

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2010 was the year of day trips and small get-aways. Getting to know about Northern California better.

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Visited a mission - which makes my total California Missions visited to 9. In 2004, I took upon myself to visit all of the 21 missions. It's been a slow process to visit all of them, but adding another one this year was a step in the right direction.

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I was one of the million people who celebrated the long awaited WORLD SERIES championship of my favorite team, SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS.

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And I can't think of anything better that happened in 2010 than the arrival of our wonderful pets, Buster and Emma, both adopted from the shelter.

Thanks for sharing my adventures this year.

This is my entry for this week's MY WORLD.  It's a new year for showcasing your world.  Share your world here.

Comments

  1. Diba 2010 din yung nag cruise ka? Tama ba? Tska yung tinour mo kami around Spain. I love those posts! :)

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  2. a fabulous year for you...your photos, trips and stories were all wonderful in 2010. 2010 was strange for me although i was totally blessed. here's to new places in 2011!

    Happy New Year!

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  3. I wish to do a coastal clean up one day too. I like the cave with the pool! :) Thank you for always sharing us your photos and stories.

    Cheers to more travels this 2011! :)

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  4. it's beyond going places really that makes special moments but the experience. having adopt street kittens is such a nice act. ive enever joined a coastal clean up but would love to join once im available.

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  5. It's been a good trip by some of your best moments of the year.

    Regards

    Valery

    [Barcelona Daily Photo]

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  6. Still a very eventful 2010 for you as I see. Love that pool inside the cave. I'm sure 2011 will be unexpectedly good too :D

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  7. It looks as if 2010 was a very good year for you, but I hope that 2011 is even better.

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  8. This was a great look at 2010. You have so many wonderful places near where you live to visit and great that you took part in the clean-up. I'll look forward to your posts in 2011.

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  9. What a wonderful look at your 2010! And what wonderful places you were able to visit and photograph! Thanks for sharing them with us! Hope your new year is off to a great start, filled with lots of love and laughter and, of course, great photo ops!!! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  10. A lovely review of the year. You've accomplished quite a lot. Love your kitties!

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  11. Sounds like a fabulous year!

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  12. Oh, the cats are gorgeous. And the Giants won - wasn't that fun? Looks like a great year.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  13. That to my way of thinking was a pretty good year. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  14. I'm with you on the idea of exploring Northern California. I started a new blog to help spur me on. I think having a goal of visity all 58 counties will get me out to some less visited parts of this great state.

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  15. Besides Astrid and myself, I don't know of anyone who packs more into a year than you, Maria! If you do half as much in 2011 as you did in 2010, you'll have a very full year! At least in the blogosphere.

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  16. What a wonderful look at your last year. Thanks for your comment...I have to confess...the cute little kitten is put there with help from Photoshop.

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  17. i'm most looking forward to a trip back to the philippines. may balak ba?

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  18. A wonderful collection of photos and memories. The cave looks cool, where is it located? Love the adopted kitties. I wish you and yours all the best in 2011.

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  19. Looks like a great year. I love the cave-pool, and the cats look wonderful!

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  20. What a lovely recap of the year!
    Happy New Year wishes from West Africa!

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  21. Looks like you had a wonderful year! The cave is mysterious and the adopted cats lucky to be welcomed into your home where they can lounge in nice blankets. They will add much joy to your family in 2011.

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  22. Beautiful captures my friend,.
    A blessed New Year!
    Regards.

    PS.My daughter got an accident last Sep. 2010
    She's okay now.

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  23. great year, california is so diversified it must be great to live and photgraph there!

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  24. You had a fabulous 2010.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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  25. glad you had an awesome year. look forward to another year of your marvelous adventures. best wishes for 2011.

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  26. What a wonderful way to recap the special moments of the previous year.
    Happy New Year to you. :-)
    Have a nice day.

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  27. That cave would be so cool to visit!

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  28. You did lot of traveling, great collection of shots.
    Happy 2011!

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  29. Looks like a great year! Here's hoping to an even better one to come...

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  30. Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's so sweet that you adopted two angels. So did we (not last year). We started to have a cat blog, showing picture of cats, absolutely cats only!
    The second shot is stunning and it must be a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.
    Yoshi.

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  31. Sounds like a busy year, especially with the cats. Happy New Year.

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  32. Beautiful photos accompanied by wonderful stories! I love that second photo...like a hidden paradise ready to be unveiled!

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  33. such a lovely cave...happy new year...more to come

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  34. ay oo tama si Dyanie, 2010 din yung cruise mo. Dami mong travel last year. super gaganda ng mga narating mo.

    Happy New Year to you and more trips and travel for you this year :)

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  35. You had a fabulous series of places to visit and get these fine shots. I like the looks of your new pets. Very nice post.

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  36. the 4th foto was hearst castle right?! ^-^
    the architecture seemed familiar.
    i think your 2010 had a meaningful one but most of all your here and there travels were unforgettable.
    I learned a lot from your tips and infos, as well
    as the fotos that you've shared...
    best of luck in 2011. ^-^

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  37. You have so many wonderful memories Maria, and I love that you share them with all of us, it's a treat just to come over and enjoy your blog. Wishing you all the best for 2011.... hugs... Carol

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  38. The cave wins! :-) Fantastic.

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  39. thank you for sharing your travels with us. here's to more trips this 2011! happy new year! :)

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  40. what a magnificent year you had in 2010. May 2011 be a better one.

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  41. I think I'll follow your lead - I should get to know New York better this year.

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