Carolyn & John Barrett

Carolyn & John

We are John & Carolyn Barrett. We love to travel, see and experience new things and meet new people. We got married on Valentine's Day in 2012. John is a semi professional photographer and photo tour leader in addition to working (currently) In cybersecurity. Carolyn is a professional volunteer. She delivers for Meals on Wheels and is the area leader for a self help group called Recovery International (just a few of the many things she does).

We completed a self Imposed challenge of taking our photo at every United States border sign (and a few in Canada).

We have a Polarsteps log of our travels. If you want to see our photos from different trips, then go to our site: https://www.polarsteps.com/TheBarretts

What we've done:

All links below go to our shared photo albums.


2022

2/12-2/13 Virginia Beach Whale Watch

2/19-3/6 Arizona (Sedona, Phoenix)

3/26-4/3 Death Valley and Las Vegas

4/19-20 Asheboro Getaway & zoo w Mom
4/23-5/3 visit dad & Asheville Housesit
6/18-6/23 WA Housesit
6/24-7/4 Alaska Cruise, drive from Denver
7/21-7/24 C Beach Interplay
8/1-8/9 Raleigh Housesit
8/24-9/2 Asheville Housesit
10/2-10/9 Canada Cruise


2021

1/1-1/3 Williamsburg - Busch Gardens Christmas lights / Bluegreen park side Ascend hotel

1/16-1/18 Carolina Beach - courtyard Marriott

2/23-2/27 Ft Lauderdale - Silver Seas Beach Resort

3/12-14 Asheboro AirBNB w J&J + puffins Zoo tour

4/4 Simpsonville Easter

5/14-15 Clarksville VA Coopers Landing B&B

5/22-26 Simpsonville then Getaway Asheboro Zoo (Rydables)

6/5-7 DC meetup w Amy & Tim

6/19-20 Doswell VA - Indigo Girls

7/7 Getaway Asheboro & zoo

7/21-24 Philadelphia w Mom in Tesla

8/7 Unscripted Hotel Durham

8/13 C to Atlantic beach w Helen & Miki

8/23-9/6 Alaska

9/7-9 C Beach Interplay Emerald Isle

10/9-11 Boone

10/23-25 Lake Lure

10/31-11/6 Allure of the Seas w Helen from Orlando to Coco Cay, St. Thomas, St Maarten

11/15-30 Antarctica - Crystal Endeavor

12/12-14 Busch Gardens & Wmsburg w Mom

12/22-27 Atlanta Christmas at Tracy’s

12/27-29 Savannah

2020

1/18-20 Richmond getaway Container house Airbnb

2/15-16 Asheboro NC Zoo & Hampton Inn

2/18-22 John Boston Work trip

3/10-17 John Calgary photo trip

March 2020 - start of coronavirus pandemic

5/28-30 Beaufort NC beach getaway

6/27-7/2 Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park Cherokee Townsend & Asheville. Met Rutherfords

7/25-26 NC Zoo

7/30-8/2 Asheville AirBNB with Helen Tubing

8/30-9/4 Cancun

10/30-11/1 Getaway Asheboro

11/9-11/14 Universal with Tracy

2019

1/20-1/21 Carolina beach

2/22-3/2 Western Caribbean Cruise w Helen & Joy

3/21-3/22 Ft Lauderdale John work

4/13-4/21 Universal Orlando with kids

5/16-5/19 Ocean Isle beach w parents

5/31-6/2 Charlotte for CarolinaCon

6/9-6/19 Akamai Edge Las Vegas & Death Valley

7/4-7/5 High Point getaway Drove Tesla

8/27-9/11 Hawaii Maui & Big Island

9/16-9/20 John in Boston

10/2-10/8 John Northern Sierras scouting with Jim

10/19-10/27 Wild West Hacking Fest + North & South Dakota / Mt Rushmore

11/13-12/5 Panama Canal Cruise

12/22-12/28 Christmas in Atlanta

2018

1/27-28          Rocky Mount, VA Early Inn @ The Grove & Gaelic Storm

4/14-24          J to SF for RSA conference C to SF, Houston NOLA for PALIC reunion

5/3-6              C to Asheville Interplay Untensive with Robin

5/13-16          C to NYC with Edna

6/8-6/22          Disney with Barrett family

7/11-7/14        C to Wild Goose Festival  Hot Springs, NC

7/28-8/18        Ireland with Geigerman's

10/2-10/5        John in San Francisco

10/3-10/9        Carolyn NOLA School Reunion

10/24-10/28  Chicago RI and border signs

11/9-11/17   Bermuda Cruise

12/25-1/1      Simpsonville XMas & Interplay Untensive

2017

1/13-15           Ft Lauderdale – Scott & JT

1/16-20           Cruise Miami to Bahamas & Key West

2/4                   Cooking class @ Sur la Table w J&J

2/17-20           J Outer Banks photo scouting trip

3/1                  C Carolina Beach w Josh & Abby + friends

3/11                 Charlotte IKEA

3/17-30             J Iceland via DC

4/10-13           Simpsonville – kids spring break

4/23-29           Outer Banks Photo Workshop – Nags Head & Corrola – Victor, Mike, Susan, Lynn, Miles,   Casey, Linda, Richard, June

5/6-13             Orlando Disney w Dad – Blue Tree Resort Timeshare from Sharon Van Winkle

5/18-20            DC – J Class; Met Eva & Todd @ space museum

6/3                   Lake Reidsville Camping LG

6/25                  NC Zoo

7/4-8                 Liberty Visit Us

7/9-14              J Boston AWS class

7/13-17             C Wild Goose Festival #7 Hot Springs, NC

7/22-29             Yellowstone RV

8/19-22            Eclipse with family @ Dad’s in Simpsonville 

8/22-25            C & Mom drive to Jackson to see Aunt Judee

10/6-10/8     Zion National Park

10/9-10/15   Las Vegas Aria Hotel/Casino - Akamai Edge Conference 

10/30-11/3 Venice, Italy

11/3-11/6   Rome, Italy

11/6-11/19   Transatlantic Cruise from Rome Citaveccia to San Juan - Jewel of the Seas 

12/5-12/16 Germany, Austria, Iceland Munich with Todd & Eva

2016

2/13-17           Dallas visit Lynn; TX/OK Border signs

2/20                 Simpsonville

2/26-28           C Tampa with Helen

2/28-3/10       J Iceland Photo trip

4/1-12              Boston, Paris, Iceland

4/16                  NC Zoo

4/30                 Bald Head Island

5/6-8                 Lake Reidsville LG

7/7-10              C Wild Goose Festival

7/20                  Move out of Bessborough Drive Townhouse

8/1-3                 WV Night Photography Ski Resort; National Radio Observatory

8/6-7                 Lou’s Cabin w Geigerman’s Meadows of Dan

8/12                  Close on Durants Neck Townhouse

8/16                  Charlotte IKEA

9/3-5                Saluda – Shirley & Craig The Happy Camper / Tubing

9/10-19            WA – Seattle & Spokane Visit Carolyn & Ed and Mary & Dick in Gig Harbor

10/17-23           SF Akamai Edge with Mark Shari Bill & Angie 

10/26-29          J Smokies Photo Workshop Summit Townsend

11/25-12/3     S Carib Cruise Adventure of the Seas from PR: St Thomas, St Kitts, Aruba, Curacao

12/23-28         Simpsonville

2015

Jan - residence inn

2/4-5          J Boston for work

2/15-21     Iceland

2/23-2/25    J Merrimack for work

3/9-11       Memphis; MS state line

4/7-4/13     J Texas bluebonnets HLW

4/23           Pensacola ware cousins family reunion- drove to FL with mom. Stopped over at Amy's house each way.

5/8-10         c to Tampa with Helen

5/14-16       camping In Virginia Kerr Lake - LG

5/29-31      J Grandfather Mtn HLW

6/7-13       CEH training DC for work 

6/19-31     rolling view camping - LG

7/7-12       wild goose festival - LG

7/26-8/1     J Nashville HLW

8/12-8/16   J Cades Cove Faithful Friends HLW

8/15 C to Atlanta -Howard Jones w Lara

9/21-24 J Texas for work

9/25-10/17 Nova Scotia HLW

10/19-25     Miami Akamai conference for J work

10/27-30     J teach at Smoky Mtn Summit Tremont Lodge. HLW

11/17-19     J Merrimack for work

11/21-27     Family Thxgiving Cruise - Oasis of the Seas Jamaica, Haiti, Cozumel

12/18         Williamsburg with Abby & Win

12/25         Christmas in SC

2014

1/10          Simpsonville

1/13-1/16  Drive to Syracuse

1/18          Hershey PA

1/21          J Boston for work

2/3-16        C India

4/8             photoshop world

4/11-14      Matt & Nancy visit us for easter

4/25-27      Beach for J Bday - Wild Horses @ Shackelford Island

5/24 Simpsonville

6/1-9          Alaska cruise - Norwegian Sun

6/26-29      C to Wild Goose

7/24-27      Tearjerkers camping- Ft Chiswell campground

8/18 Ohio Little Guy trip - Little Guy Factory; Amish Country; Cedar Point amusement park

9/15-18 Moab Canoe Trip with Eva & Tamas down Colorado River; Arches Natl Park

9/19-9/23 State Lines road trip: WY, NE, CO

10/15 J to White Sands & Santa Fe

10/18-20 C to San Diego RI conference

10/23 Boston

10/31 Townsend Smoky Mtn Summit

11/21        Beach with Dad & Mom&Stan. Thanksgiving in Triangle with Dad. 

12/24 Christmas in Greenville

2013

1/20 New Jersey

2/2       Orlando - universal studios

2/14        San Diego roar & snore- for fun 

3/6-10    Old Car City (HLW)

3/29-31  DC w Helen - cherry blossom

4/27-5/5   Costa Rica

5/18           Asheville - move wild goose

5/24-26     shinleaf camping

6/7-18       Olympic & Palouse (HLW)

6/24           Shinleaf - bootleg point

7/13           His Light Nashville & meadows of dan cabin w J&J

8/6             wild goose - hot springs

9/18-9/23   J His Light Glacier & Carolyn RI conference Chicago

10/5-6         carolina beach wkend w Tammy

10/13-17       velocity conference NYC

11/3           great wolf lodge

11/16-19       Austin 

11/26           thanksgiving @ simpsonville

12/25-1/2   Christmas @ Simpsonville

2012

2/14 We get married!

3/9 old car city Georgia

4/6-4/9 Nashville

4/28 Wedding picnic

5/7 Rhode Island & Connecticut sign

5/25 Orlando - Mo wedding / SeaWorld

6/2 Prairie Home Companion - Cary

6/9-11 His Light Mammoth Lake, Reno Air Races

6/21 Wild Goose Festival - Shakori Hills

6/26 Velocity Conference San José, CA - Google

7/4 Shelton Winery w Tammy

7/14 VBLX / Norfolk dancing with Tammy

8/4 West Virginia Family reunión

8/21 Boston

9/7 Dirt Cheap Blues - Va Beach John & Ayse

9/14 John to Reno; Carolyn & Helen to Galax

9/29 Hanging Rock; old mill at Guilford; Shelton winery jacuzzi room, Blue Ridge Pkwy

10/11 New Orleans w Helen

10/21 Lindy workshop

11/4 John to Monument Valley & Page; Carolyn to Bellingham

11/8 Carolyn drive from Las Vegas through Zion to meet John & His light in Page; slot canyons

11/11 Grand Canyon

11/14-18 Las Vegas / South Point Casino, Hoover dam

12/8 Charlotte Keb Mo

12/19 Atlanta Visit Lara

12/22 Greenville for Christmas

2011

1/30 Lion King

2/18-3/6 Spain

4/13 J photo trip to KY

4/20 Avenue Q

4/23 Shinleaf camping

5/10-5/16 Vermont & Boston / Shawn wedding

5/6 Abigail first communion

6/23-26 Wild Goose

7/9-12 Atlanta

7/19 J Boston

7/22 VA Beach Blues

8/5 Greenville

8/11 Allison Krauss

8/20 J Mom & Dad visit

8/23-25 J Boston

8/27-9/4 New Orleans

9/9-11 VA Beach Blues

9/20-9/28 Boston / Bruce Cockburn / Uncle Al

10/8-10/16 Vermont photo trip

10/22 camping with Matt & Nancy

12/4 Helen Prejean

12/10 Lynn Rosetto Kasper

12/16-18 Williamsburg

12/25-1/1 Greenville & Atlanta