Sunday afternoon turned into a real blessing. We met Susan, Scott, Cherie, Matthew, and Sarah at Gringos to celebrate our return home and also to celebrate Scott’s birthday. It was special to return and have as our first “we’re back” activity a get together with our family. I can’t think of a better way to come back to real life than that! We spent over an hour just being together and catching up before making our final 15 miles to home.
One thing that always comes to mind on a long trip is that something might have gone wrong with the house, etc. Well, no worries on this one. Everything was just great. son Scott had even mowed the lawn. My original plan was to park the camper on the lawn for a few days while we unloaded. However, once we got started the unloading went faster than expected. Really, it doesn’t take much more stuff to go out for three days than it does to go out for three weeks. Within three hours the camper was cleared out and ready to be parked in its accustomed spot. I moved it and then unhooked once more. I must admit to some sadness as I removed the hitch and extended mirrors from the pickup. That was something I hadn’t done for over three weeks and it had a sense of finality to it. Officially, I am not back to work for the rest of the week, but emotionally, I’m home.