Here's how my 2017 went:
January - met up with Mark in DC over my birthday.
February, March, and April - I finished up my rotations in CGFS, Charleston. In March we went to Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. And sold the house. At the end of April I went to Kigali, Rwanda for a cashier monitor trip and stopped in Amsterdam on the way there.
May - Mark and I temporarily moved to Washington, DC for my French training.
June and July - DC
August - we moved to Bamako, Mali for my second tour as an Financial Management Officer with the US Department of State.
September and October - settled into our new surroundings and routines in Bamako.
November - went on a combo work & pleasure trip to to Marrakesh, Morocco.
December - Christmas and New Years in Bamako
Right after New Years we took our first R&R trip: Portugal and Andalusia (Spain). That's going to be it's own post, though.
Having a small, low-key dinner with new friends for my birthday tonight (thanks, Mark, for cooking!)
Here's to 2018 and the start of my 50th year (oy).