Tuesday, October 14th ~ We are back home, (almost)
Last Friday we were up and on the road early, determined to make it back to Southern California before the end of the day. We traveled through southern Utah, cut the corner off of Arizona, counted the cactus across Nevada, waved at Las Vegas, and fought the traffic as we got closer and closer to Los Angeles.
Just after 5:00 p.m. we arrived at our business in Canoga Park. Actually, I should say “our son’s business”, since we turned it all over to him before we left seven months ago for our around-the-world adventure.
Thirty days ago we arrived back in the USA via cruise ship, landing in Boston. Picking up a brand new National Rent-a-car that had only 200 miles on it, we were set to drive cross-country on our way “home”.
The green line on the map above traces our journey from Boston, and up into Maine. We passed through 17 states along the way, putting 5,290 miles on the car before turning it in at the Burbank Airport location.
I will soon have time to reflect on all the amazing things we saw and did. But for now, Tim and I are taking this week to spend time with our son, visit a few close friends, take care of some personal business and get ourselves put back together. That last part entails things like hair cuts (and color for me), dental appointments, chiropractic adjustments and a trip to the bank and safe deposit box to pick up my wedding ring.
This weekend we will leave the San Fernando Valley, and make our way back up the mountain to our little cabin at Arrowbear Lake. When we walk through that door, we will finally be HOME.
I want to most sincerely thank all of you that have followed along with us as we traveled around the world.
And for those that have just recently joined us, don’t despair – our traveling days are far from being over. We already have two international trips planned (more details coming soon), as well as a yacht cruise through the San Juan Islands, and a few more things in the works.
I also have some recaps to write up, past trips to tell you about, plus numerous pictures to share that I have never posted. I somehow don’t think I will run out of things to post for quite some time!
This week there is the large RV show in Pomona that we are hoping to check out. A small size motor home is on our wish list. We want to take some more road trips, especially to further explore our National Parks.
I kind of like this one…
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the familiar. It feels good to be able to get in the car and drive to a restaurant for a favorite meal where they know us by name, have my hair done by my hairdresser of 20+ years, and walk into the bank and not need to show my ID.