My year in cities, 2009

Time for my traditional list of the cities I spent one or more nights in during 2009:

Portland, OR (home)
Cannon Beach, OR
Ashland, OR
Seattle, WA (twice)
Washington, DC

Just one air travel trip this year, to DC for the lighting ceremony of the National Christmas Tree, Capitol tour, White House tour, and memorial and Smithsonian exploring. An enjoyable trip, though my wife and I both came home with colds that took us out for the next couple of weeks.

We're still hoping to get back to New Zealand for a visit around Christmas time, this year. We really have to make it this time, to help scatter my father's ashes.

(Compare to 2008, 2007 and 2006.)