Wednesday, January 20, 2016

There's No Place Like Home

Well, we are once again in beautiful, snowy Colorado. Hubby and I had a wonderful, albeit quick trip back to California; I will say the time spent with our loved ones was so much fun, although to short. Unfortunately, we only had a "touch and go" stop at my brother's house. We were so uncertain of what traffic would be like heading to Carmel and we were on a time crunch. This photo was from last year and one of the peaks we flew over last night coming in. Truly, there is no place like home.

When we got to Aletha and Dave's house on Friday afternoon, he didn't even know we were there until Aletha told him there was a wine delivery for him for his birthday. Hubby, Aletha and Dave all enjoy a good bottle of wine~so this was his present. When he turned and saw us he was so shocked and didn't believe we came out just for his birthday! So fun!  We got to drive down to Big Sur on Saturday and then Sunday we spent watching football; so glad the Broncos were able to pull it out at the end.
Monday came and we headed to our old neighborhood to stay with Jim and Barbara.  We only had an afternoon and night with them, but it was filled with laughter and travel plans.  So yesterday morning we got up early and were on the road by 5:30 a.m. to get to the airport in plenty of time.  This is the part that made me remember what I don't like about California-we had bumper to bumper traffic, in the pouring rain and it took us longer to get to the airport than we thought.  I will be honest with you-I hate traffic, especially bumper to bumper and I was glad to get to the airport.  Our plane was delayed over an hour, due to weather.  We finally arrived in Salt Lake after having missed our connecting flight; the good news is that the seats we got on the plane were right behind first class and had so much leg room plus comfy seats-thank you Delta.  That flight was delayed by over an hour too, so we got home last night at 8:00 p.m. instead of our initial time of 5:00 p.m.  I'm thankful we had smooth flights and not issues there, plus traffic was so light by the time we were on the road.  Today is a day filled with laundry, grocery shopping, taking dog food back to the pet store because neither dog would eat it-and Lily is not a picky eater and buying some different food.  We love our friends and so thankful to have spent time with them, but I'm glad I won't be going anywhere until April.
Blessings on your day!


  1. Your friends must have been so grateful for your visit, even if it was short. Tough traveling when the weather is poor. Glad you made it home safely. Mom is headed to the Denver area in March, we hope she has good weather for her traveling.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. It sounds like it was a fast but wonderful trip seeing your friends. I hope someone took a picture of his face when he saw you and your hubby....What a happy birthday surprise...

  3. I do NOT like traffic either and I think traffic is bad in CA at all hours of the day and night. Yes, it's always fun to go but there truly is no place like home.

  4. I am happy you got to go,,, but my dream is to go to Colorado to see those Rocky Mountains,, to meet you and KB!

  5. It is always so nice to go on vacation but just as nice to return home.
    Glad you had a great time and that you are home safe and sound.

  6. It sounds like a short but fun trip and I am happy to hear that. I imagine it was a wonderful surprise for your friend! Yes our
    California bumper to bumper traffic is NEVER good, and to be avoided whenever possible. Melody has no patience for it anymore whenever she visits, and can't imagine how she ever endured it, lol. For us it is such a common place thing that we just consider it a way of life I guess. I am grateful I guess that I don't fight it often. Hope the rest of your week is good!

  7. It is always nice to get away and have a good time, but the flying part is never the highlight of the trip for me either, lol! And it is always good to come home :)

  8. Sounds like a nice trip and I love that Dave was totally surprised. Yes, California traffic is always a nightmare! Have a nice weekend.


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