Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm BACK

Home safely again after 13 straight hours of driving by my hubby yesterday while I navigated, slept, wrote and talked to my favorite driver. We didn't get to our home till 10 pm last night, and drove the last 50 miles at 40 mph watching for any wandering deer in the dark-- that's the kind of safe driver my husband is and I greatly appreciate him. So now I have lots of photos to upload and sort from our vacation in Seattle and the Oregon coast, five pounds to loose from eating too well and not exercising enough, but I can do it.

Found out I got another article published in Desert Saints Magazine entitled "A Priesthood Roadmap: Patriarchal Blessings." So that keeps me happy as a writer. Nothing like no paid articles for two months and then two in a row to keep you going with writing and submitting articles. HURRAH! On to SEPTEMBER, bye to AUGUST and new lessons learned, experiences gained and new understandings formed. More on that later. Time to unpack.

13 comments:

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Welcome back, but 13 hours of driving? I thought only crazy youngsters did that kind of thing. I'm glad you arrived safely.

Vagabonde said...

There are so many beautiful areas in Washington and Oregon – I am sure you’ll have many pretty pictures. We went there a few years ago before I had a digital camera. I have some good shots but they were developed as prints. I’ll try to scan them sometimes. I don’t think I would do 13 hours of driving, but if you can – why not. When we drove from Atlanta to Fort Lauderdale we had to stop halfway. It looks like the end of summer. My fig tree is covered with fruit so I have to make jam today.

Linda Reeder said...

The first time we drove to Colorado to see Jill we drove from Seattle to Salt Lake City, about 13 hours, and then another 10 the next day. At the end of our week we turned around and repeated the drive, taking a northern route. Now we fly.
Welcome home and I'm glad you had a good trip. Look forward to seeing your photos of my little corner of the world.

nituscorner said...

welcome home lin. looking forward to all the pictures and all the news about your trip.

Terri Tiffany said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip and are home safely:) COngrats on your article!!

SandyCarlson said...

Have fun debriefing yourself. I can relate to 13 hours in the car. Not easy. But it makes home so much the sweete.

Brenda Leyland said...

Welcome home. What good news to come home to..... with new published articles to your credit! Congrats.

We'll watch for those vacation uploads......

Kay said...

Congratulations, Lin... on your articles and making it home safely. We've done long hours of driving but I think we stop at 10. Wow!

Mare said...

13 hours is too long no matter how great the driver is...glad you are safe. Looking forward to hearing more.

kavita said...

After a very bad virus attack my laptop is under formatting..couldn't see your latest post as my comp needs new plugins.....anyways
you had a wonderful trip and i am glad that you are back safe and happy.

Rambling Woods said...

Welcome back Lin...I read your article and found it very interesting.... Michelle

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Hi Lin

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I love to make new friends and hope you'll come back soon.

Love your pics, especially the "Tides Come".

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Never been in that area but would love to visit.

Blessings a bunch to you always!

mom/caryn said...

Way to GO!!! You're going to be having regular readers asking for your autograph in the market if you keep this up.

I too am anxious to see your photos of our trip. As I mentioned on an earlier post...I will blog when the fires are out.