Just a brief howdy here, to let you all know I am indeed home, blogging from my favorite computer chair, using my favorite keyboard, having taken a shower in my favorite shower after sleeping all night in my favorite bed, and now looking outside at my favorite fence, listening to my favorite birds, and getting ready to go drink my favorite coffee out of my favorite cup! Guess what? I’m glad to be home!
Today is the Fourth of July here in the States, a date usually celebrated with fireworks, picnics, and so forth. It’s good to be back home for the Fourth – but nothing can compare with the fireworks display I saw last night! After 14 days of Perfect Weather in every place we went – from Minnesota and North Dakota, to Glacier National Park to the moutains of Idaho, to Deception Pass to Seattle, to Crater Lake to the orchards of Oregon, to the Napa Valley and the Bay area, to the coastline of California at Monterey and Carmel and the California Missions, to San Diego and to the Grand Canyon, and finally to Sante Fe, NM – we had a really ideally beautiful trip in every direction! The last hour and a half, though, as we moved east along I-70, we were accompanied by an incredible storm, stretching our last hour and a half in the car to about four hours! Stopping now and then along the way when the driving got too rough, we crept towards home while watching the most incredible lightning display I’ve ever seen (and I live in Kansas, where we get the stuff fairly regularly!)
Though it was rather a chuckle to see the trip end that way, it intensified the pleasure at finally arriving home!
So, here I am! I’ll spend the day cleaning up from the trip, doing laundry, getting organized, going through my photos, and catching up with family and friends. Then, I’ll be ready to show you some photos and display my needlework purchases, some of which I’ll be sharing in a July give-away!
Thanks for the welcome home messages on yesterday’s post! I’m glad you enjoyed the articles posted while I was away! I sure am eager to get back to regular blogging, so I’ll see you soon!