Friday, April 9, 2010

Home at last

We left Mazatlan two weeks ago and here we are today getting settled back into our home.  It feels fantastic.  We love our little house and yard and wonder why we've been away so much in the past couple of years.  Counting up we found that we've been on the road 13 months out of the past 28.  That's a lot! 

The dogs are so happy to be in their familiar surroundings again.  Although they were fantastic travelers they much prefer staying put.  Maggie was out rolling around in the grass with a blissful look on her face yesterday afternoon.  And Geordie's settled back into his resting places very comfortably.

We'll be comfortable too, once we get our stuff unpacked and sorted out.  About 1/3 of our household is in boxes in the garage and we'll be taking this opportunity to purge.  It feels like a good thing to be doing this week.


  1. Welcome home in America! Now, what are you going to do for the rest of the year? just kidding -
    love your new header!

  2. Welcome home! I can't wait to see photos of your new garden. Hurry. It must be looking gorgeous.

  3. Your pleasure at being home again resounds in this post.
    How are your rhododendrons doing? They must be just beginning to bloom.

  4. Hi Stephanie and Rudee,
    A few of the smaller rhodos (mauve) are just finishing but the big beautiful ones won't be out for a couple of weeks yet. I'll post a photo of them when they bloom. Meanwhile we're picking up dropped branches from recent wind storms. It's going to look great.

  5. joanna! a big thankyou for all the amazing, beautiful, fascinating postings from mexico. really they helped carry me through the winter - i was especially jealous of your painting classes . . . dunno why but there it is!!! welcome home. i would love to be in the dog's heads as they rediscovered there smells and feelings in their own home! steven

  6. What a wonderful journey you have experienced. You immersed yourselves in each day -- new vistas, new friends, new experiences (both exhilarating and disturbing). Thank you for sharing these with us all.

    I think you must be experiencing 'home' in a different perspective. Jan

  7. Your pups are absolutely lovely!


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