Recapping 2017 for Gringalicious - Part 2 - (May - Aug)

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Happy New Year's my friends! here's part two of my 2017 recap.



To be honest, I'd meant to get this post out yesterday but unfortunately the flu season hit our house hard this past week so we've all been taking turns feeling under the weather. But now that we're all nearly over it I'm excited to start this next year fresh and strong.



So starting back in May my family packed our bags in Southern Chile and boarded a plane (many planes actually) heading to Florida for a much needed vacation together. Some of you may have seen my posts from the trip way back when. Anyway, that was a lot of fun and I took so many pictures that I still have yet to sort through.



After Florida two of my sisters ( @alovelymess and @uglysweater ) went with their husbands
( @drobinson and @rigaronib ) to Tennessee to visit in-laws. The rest of us went up to stay with extended family ( @lifes-a-donut and @hotrod ) in Sandpoint Idaho. We went 4-wheeling, kayaking, hiking, and all kinds of other fun summer activities.

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For my sister @fullofhope 's birthday we all went to a trampoline park in Spokane and that was a lot of fun as well. We also went camping a few times in the nearby woods and I'm looking forward to next summer so we can do that again.

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After that was when, and some of you might have been following me back then, I had a pretty bad accident on a 4-wheeler and broke my wrist, some ribs, and completely tore up my knee. It's pretty safe to say that changed the rest of my summer, but thankfully I've made a full recovery since then thanks to some amazing people and the help of my family.



After that we moved into our new house in Coeur d'Alene and that's where August ended.



So in part 3 I'll be sharing the rest of my year. I hope you all have a great holiday!




ALL CONTENT IS MINE AND ORIGINAL! All of these food photos were taken with my Nikon D5300 and my favorite Lens, the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. You can find out more in my INTRO POST.

And, by the way, to all the minnows out there, my intro post did a huge $0.21. The key to success on Steemit is to be consistent and persistent.

Also, a huge shoutout to @rigaronib for designing my logo!

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thank you for your photo
really awesome


True, really good photo of a great foodie on Steemit.


Hey the great @slowwalker, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I know you are super busy and I appreciate you taking a few moments out of your time to read my post and comment.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Congratulations! Thanks for inspiring us with expertly prepared dishes. Have a prosperous 2018!


thanks so much

great post


Thanks so much @dsocer


vow@gringalicious , you are so great , you have a happy family and you have a wonderful new year . thanks for your sharing .

happy new year



Sorry to hear the fam has been under the weather! But you're right, just chalk it up to immune system training for 2018! ;)

Loving seeing your recaps- looks like youve shared a ton of brain expanding experiences and smiles- that's what life is all about my dear! You work so hard that you totally deserve it! Keep up the great work into 2018!



Yeah, you're right, another one on the list in the immune system.

that's a great way to put it, 'brain expanding experiences.' I like that. I am counting on much more expansion in 2018

Thanks so much for the great comment @dayleeo


I’ll toast to brain expansion any day! You’re so welcome! 💕

That’s a lot of fun and adventure in one year! Looks like you had a lot of fun. I hope 2018 will be your best year ever! And who knows, maybe we will cross paths on our adventures? I know that a meal with you is in my bucket list!


I made the bucket list!! - Now that is one of the best compliments I have ever received.

Yes, let's do it. Let's work on making our paths cross this year. Only two trips on the books so far, everything else is on the drawing board. First trip is to Southern California later this month and then my second booked trip is in April, I will be visiting Chile again. We left a lot of 'stuff' there when we decided to move back to the states, so we need to go sort through it all, not actually looking forward to that.

nice photography



awesome adventure of 2017 :)

You've did some amazing stuff!


I hope it was just the beginning. I am hoping for much amazing in 2018, thanks @yummyrum

Wow ! What an incredible year it looks like you had :) such a beautiful thing it is to move forward into this next year with so much positivity ! Keep up your awesome work @gringalicious . Your food and fun always looks awesome 😎 look forward to continuing on this beautiful path we’ve all been embarking on .


beautiful commenting @stevenalexander, thank you so much!!


of course @gringalicious ! this life is so beautiful :)

gringalicious it is so refreshing and good. I myself love traveling going out in close to nature but after reading your article and seeing these pictures, I am just unable to say something. I am speech less. Your kyaking picturese has reminded me of my kyaking which I did with my friends.
You had a blast last year, I hope 2018 would be even more fun.


That's me in the second number.


Hey @dongeypong, thanks so much for stopping by, and on January 1. I was hoping to be done with my recap posts before today, but I have at least one more coming, stay tuned.

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Happy New Year too you too! :D

Cheers to a fruitful 2018! Hope you do visit the Philippines someday, a bit warm here but you will love the sights, the people, especially the food! 🤗

More power and God bless you always @gringalicious. 😊


Thank you so much @yukimaru! I'd love to visit there this year and I hope you have a wonderful 2018!

oh,amazing.nice trip

I want to express my thought you are so beautiful and there is no doubt your family are also beautiful .and you have a better recover power.



Thanks for taking the time to comment on my post @berlin1997

You had truly awesome Year 2017 ! Hope you will have a great year 2018 !
Wish you Happy New Year Dear @gringalicious !


Thanks and Happy New Year @akkha!


You too my friend ! Hope this year will be the great for my beautiful friend @gringalicious !

Those are some awesome shots and you had quite the year congrats


Thanks so much @engineeringsteem, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my post

happy new year....
it has been a great year...


Thanks so much

Wow what a year @gringalicious . Love the Disney photos, you have skills. Im about to take my first trip in may years so I was searching the travel tag when I saw your post. I'm a nervous traveler but you've inspired me a bit.


Oh, traveling can be a little scary but it's also a world of fun! Good luck and safe travels @cflclosers !

Looks like a great 2017! Best to you in 2018!


And to you as well @brian.rrr!

Looking good Gringa!


HI Gringal awww thanks and well done for hot topic can I ask why you send funds to nobox is that a upvote bot or resteam thing not sure just curious sorry for being noisy : )

I love your photos ,all picture are amazing .
Thanks for sharing


Happy new year I follow you and hope you also do same for me thanks .

Me too I do not feel okay and yeah because of the weather. Looking forward for the part 3 and have a wonderful new year! Cheers!

@gringalicious you really have interesting and exciting 2017, hope more for 2018 :)

Happy new year gringa! I enjoyed seeing who the pictures and all that you did this past year! So much fun except for the accident I'm glad your in full recovery! I wish for you a healthy happy prosperous new year!❤️


Happy New Year to you as well @cecirod1218

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please unvote have me my friend ya.saya just newcomers in this steemit

thanks for the new blog. that is great Interesting post and nice photography. Have a nice day resteem


Thanks so much for commenting

Wow! You got the whole family on steemit!

Glad you've managed to make a full recovery.


Not all the family is on steemit yet, but we're working on it.

Thanks so much for the great comment @geekpowered

happy new year, may your family always happy ..@gringalicious


thanks again comrades

Looking good... May 2018 be good and promising year for you lovely lady.


so sweet, thanks so much @verasj

Happy new year


Happy New Year to you as well

Happy new year 2018.
My first day is started from your content i read each and every line hahahaha you are great you enjoy every moment and you are so beautiful


How sweet, thanks so much @ameerkkan

Nice photo! What's the name of that castle? That's awesome. Happy 2018~


That castle was at Disney World, it's Cinderella's castle

beautiful photography,, good travel,, nice post,,
thanks for sharing


You're so welcome! Thanks for reading @ritue!

Gorgeous looking. Great holiday travelling. Happy new year 2018!!


Thanks for your continued support @pariza

Woaw ,, very good picture .. you are also very beautiful and interesting ... happy new year 2018 ... success always for you 😘 😘 @gringalicious


Thanks so much @silvia and a Happy New Year to you as well

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thnaks so much


you're so sweet @jsantana!!

an action packed year!!


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what a wonderful place.. very nice how i wish i can visit that place..

It’s so cool that when you mention your family’s names they all have steemit handles! 💜

Happy Mew Year!


Yes, and that is not all of my family. Still working on getting the rest of them onboard.

Happy New Year to you as well!!

i liked in your post because you is a great


Haha, thank you I think @enews202!


lol lol may be a question dear friend

You had an amazing 2017. May 2018 be a even better one for you! :)


Thanks so much @jiafui. I am planning on 2018 being even more amazing

I'm very happy with the name of the vegetables my perfect.


wow. Welcome to steemit @bui. I really do like the 3 digit name. You will be very happy about that later

Wow! you had one very good vacation!! Excellent post.


thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post @lestravel

Amazing times. 2018 is going to rock it even more!


Happy New Year @sherylneil, thanks so much

Wonderful photos and you're so beautiful, God bless you dear ♥
keep steem and Happy new year


Happy New Year to you as well @injiskitchen. Thanks so much for commenting!!

It's a real happiness for me to watch your photos. You are leading a vibrant, active life, accept my respect for this! I wish you happiness and prosperity this year. You are a wonderful person!


Hey @tanata. I am so glad you're here on steemit and continuing. 2018 is going to be an amazing year and those that have invested in steem are going to be very successful

Wow nice @gringalicious the whole family is on steemit. I never realized your sister is @uglysweater she also posts quality contents. Just came on to the platform and it has been fun so far and I will be sharing the steemit experience by inviting my family. Thanks for the cool posts keep it coming. Happy new year best wishes


Hey @badmusgreene, thanks for the thoughtful commenting.

Yes, @uglysweater is my older sister, I am the second oldest of seven. My youngest brother has an account but is not actively steeming, ... yet. And then, I have a 9 year old sister that will be coming onboard in the not too distant future.

so much story in there. I'm really looking forward to part 3


I can't wait to share it @mamaloves!

A very memorable event that we need to teasures.

Wow amazing photography my friend and happy new year ..I wish you spand happy life all time ..


Most welcome.

Beautiful life


thank you!!


you are welcome!!

Happy New Year @gringalicious. Looking forward for more fun travel adventure 2018!!!


Thanks @soulbella ! I'm so excited to share it.

Happy New Year Gringalicious. :))))) I was wondering, why this name? :) I like it, its so cool, but how did you made that name ? :)))


When I started blogging, I was living in Chile. Gringa is a name they give to people from North America and Europe. So, gringalicious. Now that I am back in the states, it does not apply so much, but now it is the name everyone knows me by

Great question


OK. ooook that make sence. I am from Bulgaria and when we were in Costa Rica somebody told me that. "Hola Gringa". I think its great. I love it. And I think you were one of my first people that I liked here. Good luck girl ;)

A great post to resume many things on year 2017 :) Nice pictures !!!


thanks for commenting

U look amazing Happy new year


Oh, you're too sweet @rudee!

Beautiful, little things for alla u have done. Are u from Chile ???


No, I only lived there for 4 years and now live back in the States. Thanks for reading @marting!


Right! Good to know! Happy new year! So much blesses to you

Happy New Year, hopefully in year 2018 this will be better than the previous year

Amazing photos.....happy new year 2018 ..Almighty keep you safe and to your smiley face....


so nice of you to say @abusaleh, thanks so much for taking the time to comment


Happy New Year @gringalicious, from a new user.

now i not know about resteem, but i do your this post


Thanks @aaryaan! Happy New Year!

Great place , many many thanks for shareing picture.


thanks for commenting @ashik785

You have a great skill in photography, very nice and professional


thanks so much for taking the time to comment @tyrex

Shouting happy new year to all of you.......................


thanks for the shout @zakir.quetta

Hey very nice pics it's the first time I visited ur blog.really good postand I must say ur smile is +point in ur Personality.ur really beautiful.
Regards @crafter


so sweet of you to say @crafter, thanks so much!!

You are amazing, thank you for sharing with us! :D
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Thanks so much for the comment @fahq

Amazing and you accomplished so much on Steemit too! Great family, so nice to see!


Thanks so much Old Dog. 2018 is going to be amazing and I am so glad that we are on this ride together

Love to see you, you have pretty face. Happy new year to you only.


Wow, amazing photography....
Good job. Success is always for you @gringalicious....


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post @boyelleq


You are welcome my best girl Steemit...

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.


ok, that all sounded great, thanks @letssmile


It has been a great year!!!


I agree, thanks for reading @hotrod and I'm looking forward to steeming with you this year!

What a great year you had, thanks for sharing all those pictures!! happy new year!!


Happy New Year to you as well @ilhuna

Happy New Year!!!

sounds like you had an amazing year, apart from the accident.
funny that nearly the whole family is on steemit already!

the place where you live right now looks stunning. We're going to Vancouver next year and hope to do a road trip through the states as well.


Thanks so much @betterthanhome! A trip through the States would be a great experience for you I'm sure. I'd also love to see Vancouver and it happens to be near the top of my travel list.

Wow, a lot of work was put in composing this post.
Granted the photos were already taken, but the composition and whatnot... not something you see often when browsing photography, usually just single images.

The year was good to you, may you enjoy an ever better 2018... how was the first day of the year anyway?


Such amazing photographs!!!!!!
I myself love to photograph a lot. Ive recently just posted about my experience at woodbine beach and at a lake down at Orangeville, Ontario where I actually took some nice pictures. Do you mind looking through my photographs and commenting on whether they are good or need some improving. I hope you like it. loved your post and have a happy new year. Followed

I love this post, I definitely love all the photos you publish, they are very beautiful, greetings! this 2018 to receive many more spectacular and great recipes like yours. teinvitoa go through my blog, I hope you like it!

Wow! Very good

Those baby deer are so sweet! I wonder if they were coming so close wanting some food? lol never seen them so brave!

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I love your pictures!! My husband and I did a road trip a few years back and ended in Couer D' is sooo beautiful there. At the time, we actually lived in Vancouver, BC and were shocked that we'd somehow missed that little gem:)

awesome photographs, loved it

Wow @gringalicious ... Looks like a super great trip!! Totally in love with your pictures of the trip.

Hey! Glad to see you back!

You got the bug? Ugh, I know how that feels. Sucks, doesn't it?

I see the rest of these photos and see that you're a REAL outdoors person. I can dig that! I haven't been to Florida since 2000. I haven't been to Disney World since 1992! I need to go back one of these days.

What I love about reading your posts so far is that you and your family are VERY close. Not too many people are blessed to have a family like you do and you do not take it for granted.

I need to work on my rest of the year video!

Take care today!

very goood post :) thanks


I was wondering if you could take a look at my channel where I post contents including photography, business tips, and motivations speeches that would be amazing!!. I've recently just posted about my experience at the Toronto islands and what I thought of it. Happy New Year 2018!!!!

Great post, definitely took your time. Well deserved!

Amazing posting. Good job and good luck.


Yes, you are welcome.👍👌😁

Happy new year!


And to you as well @daniellozada!

what an exciting year it's been!

well, it's a very nice picture of @gringalicious
I love it

Greetings from @rahmatmirza acquaintances in Aceh

interesante forma de conocer parte de su historia, dios la siga bendiciendo con esos momentos que seguro le serán inolvidable...

Happy New Year @gringalicious. Haha finally a first comment on top :P

Wishing you a year full of wonderful surprises!


Oh, thank you so so much my friend @danielwong! Have a wonderful year as well!

Wow! Its really amazing. Nice picture. It makes me so greedy to travel those awesome places.