Tuesday, June 29, 2010
No Place Like Home
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.