After 3 weeks of vacation, traveling from Indiana to Florida and back again, we finally returned home tonight to revel in the wonder that is being home. And considering that I was with my family and closest friends for all three weeks, being glad to be home again is a big deal.
The three weeks included stops in Lexington, Kentucky; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Brooksville, Orlando, Key Biscayne, and St. Augustine, Florida; and on the return trip, an uneventful stay in a hotel in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
We shopped, we played, we visited friends and family, we swam in the St. John’s River, we swam in the Atlantic Ocean, we swam in pools. We played outside and inside. We watched fireworks and reconnected with family members we had not seen in too long. We also relaxed, slept and I recovered from a horrific cold which happened to hit me on my way down to Florida. I am almost completely recovered, three long weeks later.
But, alas, the time came to head home, and in spite of our good times and some dread at saying good-bye, it was, indeed time to load up the car.
And load our car we did! The poor thing was loaded to the brim, and then some, for our return trip. With Astro crouched in back, fighting off suddenly falling pillows and other detritus from our trip if I made too sharp turns, the kids going slowly stir-crazy, and listening to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on CD, the trip seemed to take forever. But, at last, we arrived Back Home Again…In Indiana. (Are you singing along with me?)
After avoiding my blog for these many long months (for reasons I choose not go into just yet), I felt I should at least include you, my faithful readers (those few of you still checking out my blog) in my rejoicing at a wonderful, safe and blessed vacation.
Now, it’s back to the grindstone, as Molly begins summer school on Monday and we settle in for the last full month of our summer vacation.
“The children were nestled, all snug in their beds…
While Papa & I…had just settled down for a long SUMMER’s nap!”
Happy Summer to all and to all a Good Night!