Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. Thomas Merton

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Brief Update

Hello, everyone. Long time no post on my part. Things have been going on and keeping me busier than I intended. A case of bronchitis kept me dragging for a while and I didn't do much more than messing with Facebook with my iPhone because it is always at hand and convenient to use to waste time on the Internet. Then my husband left for a business trip for Germany and my two youngest kids and I left for a trip west. It was a open-ended as to duration and destinations. Our first goal was Carlsbad Caverns. If we got that far, we'd see what happened next. Our ultimate goal was the Grand Canyon with a possible helicopter tour. After that, if we weren't exhausted from all the driving around out in that part of the country and still had time to do even more driving, we thought we might drive over to Lake Mead and see Hoover Dam. Heck, that close to California, might as well drive over to Death Valley. Well, then why not on up to Yosemite, then across to the coast? We could come back by way of Utah and the Great Salt Lake. Hmm. We decided just to see how things progressed and what we felt like doing. Our only constraint was that we had to be back here by the last day of May. We intended to leave on the 12th after dropping my husband off at the airport for his Germany trip, but the bronchitis set me back several days and we did not get away until the 15th. After meeting our main goals of Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon (and the helicopter tour plus), seeing several sights and sites in Albuquerque and Flagstaff and surrounding areas, we figured we'd head on back to give ourselves time to rest up for the stuff going on the 31st and beyond. Well, eleven days and 3905 miles later, I'm home. I'll try to get some photos and tales of the trip posted when I get around to it.

It was a wonderful trip. We could have stayed longer and done more, but we didn't. It is good to be back. I missed the cats and the rabbits a much as I knew I would. I missed the dogs, too, but not as much as the other little folk at the Lehman Bunstead. It is also nice to be able to get back to reading everyone's blogs, something I could have done, but did not try to keep up with on the iPhone. Small screen, mobile versions of websites, and all that.

One last thing: I think I would move to New Mexico or Arizona in a heartbeat.