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"I've been everywhere, man. . . "

Many people have asked me, "Where have you been?".  Well, here's a list of everyplace Mike and I have been since we were married in June, 2000. 

Summer 2000 - Mike was in Kosovo on and off
 
Fall 2000 - We were both in Santo Domingo,  Dominican Republic

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First Christian Church in the New World, Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic

December 2000 - Mike went to Uganda for 3 weeks while I went home.
 
January 2001 - Sofia, Bulgaria
 

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Rila Monastery, outside of Sofia, Bulgaria

March 2001 - Chisnau, Moldova
 

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Russian Church honoring the birth of Christ, Chisnau, Moldova

May 2001 - Vacation on Madiera Island, Portugal
 

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Cliff overlooking Port Moriz, Madiera Island

June 2001 - Cairo, Egypt and Sharm-El-Sheik, Sinai Peninsula

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Pyramids of Giza, Cairo

August 2001 - Seoul, Korea with a quick weekend in Guam and Japan

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Gyeongbukkong Palace, near our house, Seoul, Korea

December 2001 - Vacation in Maui and Oahu, Hawaii

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Bike ride down Haleakala with the Joyce's, Maui, Hawaii

February, 2002 - Sent to do surveys in Africa in Benin, Mauritania and Chad, I skip Chad and wait for Mike in Paris.-

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Ocean front in Cotonou, Benin

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Fish market on Atlantic Ocean, outside of Noukchott, Mauritania

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View from Montemarte, Paris

June 2002 - Mike goes to Vladivostock.  This is a tough year for work because of 9/11/01 and a contract renewal.  Lucky to have worked 5 months!

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Eastern most port of Russia, Vladivostock

August 2002 - Mike goes to Acra, Ghana, Africa

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Native Village, Acra, Ghana

Fall 2002 - More surveys take us to Amman, Jordan, Munich, Germany and Tokyo, Japan

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Caked with Dead Sea Mud, Dead Sea, Jordan

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Bavarian Alps from Neuschwanstein Castle, outside of Munich, Germany

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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

Christmas 2002 - For the first time in my life, I am not home for Christmas.  Instead, we vacation in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

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Beach in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

January 2003 - Chad, Africa.  This is by far the worst place either of us have ever been, and we get three wonderful months there. 

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Hippo Safaria on the Chari River, NDjamena, Chad

April 2003 - Quick run to Bangkok for visa's to get into Burma (Myanmar)

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Floating Market, outside Bangkok, Thailand

April/May 2003 - Rangoon, Burma

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Inside Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma

May 2003 - Nicosia, Cyprus for a short survey (three weeks), get around the island to Aiyanapa and Pathos, as well. 

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Roman ruins in Pathos, Cyprus

Summer 2003 - After a short holiday in Paris and a little time at home, Mike gets sent to Saudi Arabia for the summer.  I stay home for I have simple rights, like to walk by myself and drive!

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Notre Dame, Paris, France

Fall 2003 - After Mike finishes in Saudi, we decide to meet up in Spain for a vacation for three weeks.  Project in Jordan gets delayed so we have quick vacation there and in Cyprus before returning to Paris for 10 days to get visa's for Brazil.

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Beach in Moraira, Spain

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Ma'in Hot Springs, near Dead Sea, Jordan

October 2003 - Leave Paris for Sao Paulo, Brazil for 10 weeks

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Full moon over Sao Paulo, Brazil

December 2003 - Mike goes to school in Anaheim, California - the first time either of us has spent time in Cally!

January 2004 - Back to Japan for the longest project we've ever done together - six months in the land of the rising sun!  Oh, and two side trips to Bangkok to renew our visa's.

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Roppongi Tower, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

August 2004 - We get waylaid in Miami due to a strike in Boliva, so hit South Beach and Key West.  Then on to La Paz, Bolivia and a long weekend in Cusco, Peru

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Andean Mountain Range surrounding La Paz, Bolivia

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Edge of the Amazon jungle, Machu Pichu, Peru

November, 2004 - Spent a quick Holiday in Costa Rica, got robbed, played golf, did a tree canopy tour, pretty much ruled it out as a retirement spot for now. . . Then Mike gets a "fun" two week trip to Lahore Pakistan.  Then a 3 month "vacation" of no work.  We stay home and buy a new house.
 
March, 2005 - Arrive in Rome, Italy, the Eternal City, for about 4 1/2 months.  Quick side trip to Tunisia, as once again we are traveling on incorrect visa's!

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Colleseum, duh

August, 2005- We had a two week break at home to check on the house, then Mike took off to Abuja, Nigeria for another quick trip without me, I stayed home and tended the garden!
 
September, 2005 -Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

February, 2006 - Hanging with the Sultan in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, with a few side trips to various states of Malaysia for beer purposes. . . Labuan, Kuala Luara and Kota Kinabalu.
 
March 2006 - Quick one week trip to Bali, Indonesia.  Just missed the incoming cyclone, and per all Stout vacations recently, saw our share of rain!

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Sultan's mosque, Brunei

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Parade in Bali

May 2006 - Spent about four weeks at home, Mike went to Alabama for some schooling, then we were off to Tirane, Albania

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Castle north of TIrane, Albania

June/July 2006 - Back in Thailand for a little R & R, four days in Bangkok, 6 in Karon Beach, Phuket.  Then back to Cambodia for about 6 weeks.

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On the way to Sihanoukville, Cambodia

August-November 2006 - Mike leaves on the 28th for lovely Papau New Guinea, supposedly for just seven short weeks, but it turned into 12!!!  So, I was in GR and Mike was in Guinea. . . not ideal
 
November 2006 - February 2007 - Happily posted in Hong Kong SAR, together!

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View from the Peak

March 1 - July 18, 2007- Athens, Greece

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Acropolis

July - November, 2007 -Tel Aviv, Israel, with jaunts all around the country!

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January, 2008 - Mike goes to Mali, Africa (home of Timbuktu, I'm not kidding!) for two weeks.  I stay home and shovel snow.
 
March, 2008 - October, 2008-Beijing, China.  Much longer trip than anticipated!
 
October, 2008  Two weeks vacation in Boracay, Philippines.  If you're ever in this part of the world, GO!

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December, 2008 - February 2009  Skopje, Macedonia!

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February, 2009 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lima, Peru - May/June, 2009
 
Las Vegas/Arizona - October, 2009
 
Bogota, Columbia - November, 2009.  Mike finally goes back to work!  LOL
 
Tijuana, Mexico - December, 2009
 
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  - February, 2009
 
Montevideo, Uruguay - March, 2010 - July 2010
 
Buenos Aries, Argentina - quick weekend trip, 6/2010