September 29, 2008

Back Home Again!

fall colors in the mountains near Aspen, Colorado
We returned home yesterday from our traveling adventure! As much as we enjoy such journeys, we are so glad to be back to our usual comforts and routines. Hello, comfortable recliner and entertaining digital television! Oh, how I missed you, my cozy bed! And, I am once again reunited with my devoted computer and the magical internet!

The trip highlight was visiting once again with our Chicago friends. We had lots of laughs and shared many new memories. We enjoyed seeing the landscape wonders of eastern Utah and western Colorado, including some fall colors. Yes, we managed to take a “few” pretty pictures along the way! Except for a little rain shower in Estes Park this past Saturday, the weather was terrific. All in all, we didn’t think that the tour itinerary measured up to the one we took this past spring. We would have liked more time visiting in the National Parks and less time sitting on the bus or walking around in shopping districts.

My cantankerous left knee was not fully cooperative, so that dampened our spirits a bit. I was in pain much of the time and poor hubby had to endure my frustration. We felt dehydrated during the trip and neither one of us slept well. Rest at home is our number one priority this week.

Like our last journey, I will be sharing some beautiful vacation pictures with all of you in the weeks and months ahead! Please stay tuned for regular episodes!

I will also be having my 100th post celebration on October 1, so please come back and visit my blog later on this week. You’ll want to put your name in the hat for my bloggy giveway! Yee-haw!

17 comments:

  1. I hope you have some photos from Arches and Canyonlands. I have never been to either of those places. Rest up and then share. Hope your knee gets better.

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  2. I got some nice pictures at Arches. Wish I could have walked closer on the trails. I was too slow for the alloted time. The tour did not visit Canyonlands. That was a BIG disappointment. We went to an overlook and could see it in the far distance, but it wasn't a good substitute, IMHO. Regardless, I will be sharing plenty of pretty pictures with everyone!

    Thanks for the good wishes on my knee. It just needs to heal and rest.

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  3. Can't wait to do the tour with you through photos. I've never been West, maybe some day.

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  4. It will give you something to look forward to, Brenda! We went to some interesting places and the gorgeous weather held out for us. I hope you can see it all someday. The USA landscape can't be beat!

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  5. Welcome Home!!
    I sooo can relate about the whole not sleeping thing,
    I always come home from being away exauhsted.
    I love MY bed!
    Hope the knee settles down soon for you as it is so weari-ing being in pain.
    Look forward to the snap shot tour:)

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  6. WELCOME HOME! I can't tell you how much we have appreciated your post cards. My daughter will be quite busy putting them into her history scrap book for school. You are wonderful my friend. I must say though, I was a bit jealous lol.
    Glad to have you back!
    Kim

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  7. Thank you, Country Cupcakes! I'm glad to be back and settling in again. Mending my sore knee is a big priority right now. The Looking forward to catching up with all my bloggy buddies, LOL. Stay tuned for yummy travel pictures!

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  9. Thank you, Kim, for the welcome home! Perhaps you can be a stowaway on our next trip, LOL. Glad that you & your daughter enjoyed the post cards and I was tickled to do it. I have one of Rocky Mountain National Park to mail to you yet (though it will be from TN - hahaha). In the flurry of packing before we left our last hotel, stuff got misplaced.

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  10. Hi Donna,
    Welcome home! Glad you had fun but so sorry about your knee. I know how that is to be on vacation and hurting. I went to Europe two years ago right after hurting my back. I did have a bunch of pain meds with me though to get me through. Can't wait to see all of your photos since I have never been to that part of the country. Get some rest and baby that knee. Glad you are back!

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  11. Thanks, Joan! I'm glad to be back too! I am taking it easy since I got home and my knee is feeling better already. It's just going to take a litle time yet.

    I should post the first set of pictures later on this week - fingers crossed!

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  12. Glas you made it home safe and sound and look forward to your pictures.

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  13. Thank you, Jeanne! It was soooo nice to sleep in this morning - in my own bed!

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  14. 'Bout Time ya'll got your butts home!! NOBODY gave me a hard time while you were gone!Hahaa....Happy REST, Sweetie!!hughugs

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  15. Thanks, Donna! Geez, NOBODY gave you a hard time?! Can't believe that, LOL! I'll pop on over to your blog and see what I can do to remedy the situation!

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  16. Oh I would also see your photos of the trip!
    The one you posted is superb!
    Thanks for visiting my Vienna sky :)

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  17. Thanks, Maria! I'll be posting more pictures in the weeks and months ahead! It was gorgeous to see the fall colors in Colorado!

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