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Jim Letourneau's Blog

Investing, Technology, Travel, Geology, Music, Golf. I think that covers it.

My 2009 Lists

Over a New Year's eve dinner, the conversation turned to the best moments of 2009. I couldn't remember them all at the dinner but I knew there were many. Upon reflection, here are some of my 2009 bests.

Best concerts:

  • Cracker - Wasted Space at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

  • Steely Dan - Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio

  • Alejandro Escovedo - Bush Hall, London

  • The Hold Steady - The Underground, Calgary


Best hikes:

  • Rose Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Coachella Valley Nature Preserve McCallum Pond loop, USA

  • Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Canada


Best Vacation Days:

  • Game tour, Chobe National Park, Botswana

  • Quad tour, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

  • Wine tour, Stellenbosch/Franschhoek, South Africa

  • Helicopter tour, Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • Driving School, Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, Nevada


Best Investments

  • Wavefront Technology Solutions (WEE.V)

  • Medicago (MDG.V)

  • Any rare earth element stock