Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No Place Like Home


There's No Place Like Home, originally uploaded by jessica...
Image from Flickr.

I'm back, safe and sound...and very tired. Posting as I was traveling proved to be very difficult. I've got lots of material for new blogs, but I doubt I'll post in the Day 1...Day 2 format. I'll just start posting stories from my trip instead. I tried out new backpacking gear in Colorado, visited some national parks, and drove to Memphis for a benefit concert organized by Zach Myers of Shinedown.

My trip wasn't supposed to last this long. It was just supposed to be a quick weekend trip to the marathon, but my backpacking trip got rescheduled from May to June. It didn't make much sense to drive all the way home to Houston and then immediately drive north to Colorado, so I hung out in Moab for a few days. Then Zach organized the concert in Memphis for a few days after backpacking, so I added a side trip.

This is the first time I left my daughter home alone for more than a few days. She got a lesson on making grocery money last. I had hidden a blank check in the house for her just in case, but she didn't need it. The house was cleaner than I left it, too. She did pretty well.

Today will be spent lying around on the couch, reading blogs, and NOT traveling anywhere.

16 comments:

Kelly said...

How nice to have you back! I look forward to hearing all your tales....

blueviolet said...

It sounds like home is exactly where you want to be right now. You enjoy it!!!!!

But, I'm looking forward to hearing of your adventures!

Brian Miller said...

i would call that a success...and welcome hom!

....Petty Witter said...

Good to have you back, I was beginning to wonder what had happened, that you were ill.

Lucy said...

welcome back!!!

sage said...

Welcome back... Moab is a pretty good place to hang out for a while.

otin said...

Kids will surprise you sometimes by how they handle things! She probably wanted to make a good impression!

tywo said...

Welcome home!



LOVE!

Alice in Wonderland said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to reading about your adventures!

jack69 said...

Glad the trip was successful. Most of all, thankful for your daughter and that good report. I know you are proud. good thought, the hidden check!

That corgi :) said...

welcome back! sounds like it was a good trip all in all!! and WTG to your daughter for keeping the house in one piece and making the grocery money last!! I bet she welcomed the responsibility being on her own during your trip!!

betty

Tempo said...

I'm glad youre back safe Jen, It's nice when the kids live up to or beyond our expectations. How are your feet?!

Vince said...

Glad you are back safe and sound and that you had a delightful time.
But have I the correct Memphis, the one in Tennessee.

....Petty Witter said...

The picture at the top of your post wouldn't load yesterday so I've just seen it today. Brilliant, I love it, it brought such a smile to my face.

LL Cool Joe said...

Welcome home!

Heather said...

Glad to have ya back! Can't wait to hear about all your adventures!

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