10 Years of Blogging: Remembering 2008 and 2009

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Hello again, my friends! My throwback posts commemorating 10 years of blogging continue with this entry. I'm going to share photos of 2008 and 2009! In 2007, I moved to NYC, where I still live today, but many of these photos are from my travels. Enjoy them!


Thirty three

The first big adventure of 2008 was going to Utah to visit my best friend in the whole world, Violet! We went to Canyonlands National Park and hiked and played in the red, red rocks.


In this photo, I am in Adams Morgan in Washington, DC! I went to visit the pandas on our way home after a trip back to the Midwest to visit my extended family.

Camping in Wellfleet

That summer, I also went to Cape Cod for the first time! Now it's a family favorite, but then, we were still working out our family's favorite spots. In this picture, I'm camping in Wellfleet in my own tent!


I also discovered the Webrangers website and worked through every last one of the games! Wow! I earned a special patch for my hard work.


Violet and I have more frequent flyer miles than most dolls! She came to visit me in Summer 2008 and we explored Cape Cod. We even found a tiny hermit crab on the beach!


In the fall, I flew out to Utah again! I visited Violet and we had lots of fun adventures. We were so sad to say goodbye to each other! Violet is the best friend a girl could ever have.



In 2009, I met my friend Sonali and she took me dog sledding. So cool!

Inky and Zuly playing Wii

I also made friends with a girl named Zuleikha. The two of us played Wii quite a bit that summer as it rained all the time!

Grand Canyon 2009

Later in the summer, Violet and her parents took me with them to the Grand Canyon!! Wow!!

I think 2008 and 2009 were really fun years. I'm glad I had the opportunity to spend so much time with Violet! What did you do in 2008 and 2009?


  1. I always loved following your adventures with Violet! I don't even think I could pick a favorite trip that you two took, however, I do love your photos from the Grand Canyon and Cape Cod - two places I've always wanted to visit, yet haven't been able to.

    Hmm, I guess 2009 is pretty special for me since I started my own travels that year. Utah was the first state I traveled to, and that's when Violet and I met for the first time. It was like seeing my twin! Haha.


  2. Congratulations on celebrating 10 years! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us :)