Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Long Trip Home

I'm back to blogging in the car. Well, actually it's a van. Anyway, we left the beach house at 8:30 this morning. We dropped the keys off at the rental office, and were on our way.

God is so good. We had a week of absolutely gorgeous weather. Last night it rained. Hard. This morning it poured. Tropical storm Barry hit the east coast. We left at the right time. Thank you, Lord, for enabling us to enjoy the beauty of your creation and enjoy the weather! We had to drive through some very hard rain, but by the time we got to Winston-Salem it quit.

We called my aunt and uncle while we were two hours away, and asked them if they'd like to meet us for a late lunch. Aunt Janet also called Sheila. She and her two children, Ron and Brieanna, met us too. Grandma was happy to see her daughter , if only for a short while.

We've made good time, and have about another hour to go. It will have been a 14 hour trip. Poor Grandma. It's a really long ride. I passed the time working on strawberries and a small quilt. I got alot done! It's too dark to work now.

The beach was beautiful, but it was good to go through the Smoky Mountains (we still are) and see landscape that is familiar. I got tired of the sand. I prefer good old-fashioned dirt. Wow! I never thought that I would say that!

I can't wait to get home. We'll have to stop at the grocery store for milk and bread before we get there. Chester, our cat, will be happy to sleep with us tonight. I can't wait to hug him and hear his purr. I'm also anxious to sleep in my own bed. The beds at the house were VERY comfortable, but I really enjoy my own pillow.

Thanks to all of you who travelled along with us this week. It was fun to share what we did with you, and even more fun to read your comments. You are all wonderful. We especially appreciated your prayers for our safety while we were on the road.

It's true what they say, "There's no place like home!"


Momma Roar said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!! Next year we'll have to plan our weeks better! :D

Becky said...

You will all sleep well tonight. I never sleep as well as I do in my own bed.

And I know what you mean about the sand. In Florida we do not have dirt. We have sand. And it is EVERYWHERE. When the kids were little I constantly swept up sand. Now I just get sad that I don't have rich dirt to grow things in.

I enjoyed our vacation. Saved me a lot of money :)

Karen said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your week, Tracy. I had wondered if you would be stopping back by G'boro on your way home. Had I not messed my back up, I might could have worked it out to meet you.
We won't be moving very far from here, so it could still be a possibility to meet some day. An hour away at the most. Gordon's area is changing more towards Asheville, but still has the Boone area too.
I told Gordon a long time ago that home is where-ever he is, just as you have told Verne. He and our family are what's most important to me. We are waiting on God's timing, but we definately feel a strong leading to list the house. I don't like change so much anymore, so it's a step of faith for me. I know God will put us where He wants us.
I'm praying for continued safety in your travel.

Ruth said...

I'm glad the weather for your trip was good, and the hard rain was relatively brief. I'm also glad to hear that you are looking forward to being home. That makes ending your vacation MUCH easier. WELCOME HOME! =o)

Randi said...

Welcome home!

Jen in MS said...

Awww....your vacation sounds so lovely! But I know it will be nice to get back home.

How wonderful that you have your grandma and get to spend this kind of quality time with her! What a blessing!

Have a great day!

Anna S said...

Ahh, the wonderful feeling of falling asleep in your own bed after a vacation! Isn't it the best?

Lori B said...

I agree "There's no place like home."
I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation. Welcome back.