Tuesday, May 28, 2013
My mom used to say that as we drove up to our house after every long trip when we were little, and it ran through my mind as we got home yesterday. :)
So, we made it home safe and sound, thousands of miles traveled. It was a wonderful trip...I'm tired, and very grateful. There were some 23 tornadoes and one major flood that we "just missed," and actually seeing the devastation is so much different from viewing it on a little TV screen. I'm both thankful for our travel mercies, and so very sad for those whose lives have been turned upside down. The power of wind and water, evident on this trip, are truly humbling - I think I'm still processing.
Aside from the weather events, I have to say that what impressed us most was the beautiful diversity of this country. We saw so much...it's all different, and each place has its own special charms. We talked to lots of people, and we learned a lot. Some of you asked me about pictures, but I'm afraid they're all in my head. (All our little phone does is connect to another number, and we didn't even bring the camera.) As things settle in my mind, though, I'd love to share some of the stories. Till then, take good care, Spark Friends, and THANK YOU for your cheering all along the way. :)
Oh, by the way, on a SparkNote, managed to "maintain" the whole way - didn't lose, but didn't gain, either! I count that as victory. Have a beautiful week, everyone!