Thursday, July 30, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

We're home! It was a wonderful trip and Brandon, Dee and Riley are all moved into their apartment in Spokane. My Bob and I loved it there in the Pacific Northwest. I'll fill in the details as soon as I get settled back in. Re-entry into real life is difficult for me. Catching up on work, mail, e-mail, chores, etc. is a job. And I like things to be cleaned and organized before I feel I can get back into my hobbies. But I have pictures of the sites we saw along the way. We concluded that this is a beautiful country, except for Chicago. (No offense to those that live in Chicago). We just didn't care for all the traffic, congestion and people. Too busy for us. Not my kind of place to want to visit or live. The U-Haul ride was noisey and bumpy. It took us four days. Fixed up their apartment and did some sightseeing around Spokane and Couer D'Alene, Idaho. Absolutely beautiful! Brandon kept telling us on the phone that we would want to move there, and he's right. We flew home on Monday, which is a long trip in itself. We lose three hours in time change and then once we get into Pittsburgh we still have a 2-1/2 hour drive home. We're tired.
I hated to leave Spokane and Brandon, Dee and Riley. Of course I cried. The little bit of upside is that the house is totally ours again, which I like. Although, I have to say, having Dee and Riley living with us was a joy. I like having a schedule and a routine, which was almost impossible for several months. That's the upside I'm clinging to and working with because I really miss them and would cry all the time otherwise. I will learn to love my empty nest again eventually.


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