There’s No Place Like Home

Greetings Kids!
We’ve just returned from a little trip to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We traveled to the beautiful coast of Maine and then to the glorious mountains of Vermont.

Our plans had been in jeopardy at the last minute, though! You see; Hurricane Irene was bearing down on our area the day before we were to leave. We suddenly found ourselves packing for a vacation and battening down the hatches to weather the storm, all at the same time! We worried about how we’d deal with the food in the fridge if we lost power (We did lose it!). We wondered what to do if the electricity was not back on before we left! Should we leave the food in the fridge and pray the power would come back soon enough so it wouldn’t spoil? Or should we just dump all of the food as a guarantee we wouldn’t return to a mess after our trip? Ay-yi-yi.


Fortunately, everything settled down just in time for us to go as planned. Our getaway was wonderful. The weather was sunny all through the week and the temperatures were around 80 degrees – perfect. I’ll post some pretty pictures and talk a little about our escapades in the coming days . . .

But for now, I thought it would be fun to get your take on travel, so let’s have a weekly question, ok? 🙂


I‘ve always felt that no matter how nice a vacation is, no matter how much fun you had, or how beautiful the places you visited . . . there’s no place like home!

That first night back in your own home, in your own bed, is pure bliss – plain and simple.

I’m curious how you feel about it!




There’s No Place Like Home — 5 Comments

  1. Wow, Good timing. Your get a way could have been a bust with that storm! We got zapped by the lightning strikes that hit when they delayed the ND game for the storm Saturday. No internet for the weekend. Funny, I missed it and STILL didn’t get anything done!!

    Glad you had a great time.
    xx, Carol

  2. I’m so happy your plans weren’t blown away by nasty Irene! Happy 40th Crystal and Sir Beads!!! I agree, there’s no place like home! xoxo Paulette 🙂

  3. Glad your trip was a nice one with no messes to return home to.

    We just returned from a 3 day trip back to my hometown. It was happy and sad. Happy to see my childhood friends. Sad that a lot of the old places are deteriorating or gone.

    We had a nice time visiting with relatives but we were certainly happy to get home.

  4. I’m always happy to return home. I love my own bed and pillows. I hope everyone survived Irene.

  5. Hi Kelly,
    The power outages were the toughest part of Irene in our area. My family had a long wait for their electricity to return. And most people in our town had no power nor running water! for 5 days! The local restaurants lost a fortune in food. Fingers crossed we are not in the path of any more storms this season.

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