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Monday, September 24, 2018

Home Again Home Again

I saw this posted on Facebook and I liked it because I know a strong woman raised me and I hope Amelia thinks a strong woman raised her!

Right now I am a pooped woman. Marvin calculated that we drove 1250 miles last week.  September has been a month of being on the road and I was so glad to pull into our driveway in Decatur today! As Dorothy said, There is NO place like home.

We started off the week in Birmingham where we stopped to love on the Grimmlins. Then we rode on to Gulf Shores. We spent most of the week on the beach with trips to eat in between. Then we headed home on Friday as Marvin was insistent that we go to the GA Tech vs Clemson Game on Saturday. We got caught in horrible traffic and finally made it into Grimmwood at 8 pm after 12 hours in the car.  Up we got on Saturday and headed to Atlanta....again AWFUL traffic as they were working on the roads. It took us an hour to go about 10 miles.  We got to the game where we had our heads handed to us so we left at halftime.:) We might be old but we are not stupid. Back in the Atlanta traffic and made it to Cartersville where we stopped for dinner at Johnny's New Your Style Pizza.  Let me tell you, a nice meal with a lovely caring waitress does a lot to revive your spirits. When our meal was finished I asked the waitress if there was a way to get to Highway 411 without getting back on the interstate.  A very kind man heard my inquiry and offered to let us follow him to 411. A small act of kindness and a good meal restored my faith in human nature.  We got home at nine, watched an episode of Pie in the Sky and hit the sack. Then up early again and on the road. Thankfully our trip to Decatur was uneventful.   And I also managed to pick up a gift from the Grimmlins...a summer cold. Note to self, don't love all over the grands before heading on vacation.  What a week....thankful for our many blessings but most thankful to get home.

So that was our week in a nutshell....looking forward to two weeks here in Decatur where I will enjoy every minute.

P S....Ladies I have found some comments in my awaiting moderation file on Blogger and I did not receive any notification of them. So If you commented on my blog and you did not see your comment that is the reason. I went through all the ones that were there( and there were 10 or 12 of them and published them to my blog posts. Just a hint for all you ladies that you might want to periodically check awaiting moderation. I was trusting my email notification but it was letting me down!! Hope to be back to reading and commenting on all your lovely blogs this week.

9 comments:

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

Glad you made it home, safe and sound, and I agree, going is fun, but coming home is best! Have a good week ahead.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Sounds like quite a week, Arlene! I love to hear stories about random acts of kindness. Enjoy your week and put your feet up!

Sandy said...

Busy weekend and last week here too. I am glad to be home as well.
I think Blogger is at it again with the commenting.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, it sounded like you had a full week. I hope you are feeling better and the cold doesn't linger. Thank you for sharing the random acts of kindness you came across. Enjoy your week!

Mary Hutchins said...

Trips and vacations are always fun but there is still no place like home. Glad you made it home safely.

RJ said...

Sounds like a very busy week..good and bad. I know the trip to the beach was relaxing and enjoyable because it is perfect at this time of the year. Sorry about the cold but those hugs probably are worth it right? I'm also sorry about the drum beating you took at the hands of Clemson. They are an exception team though. But, I'm so glad you met such a sweet waitress and what that man did was special. We need more people like that. Glad you are home and happy. RJ

Gina said...

Arlene, that is a lot of driving! I'm glad you had a nice time and so sweet to meet nice helpful people! Win Win!

Mari said...

Welcome home! I know it's always good to be home again. Glad you had fun and got to see the Grimmlins though - sorry they were so generous! :)

Terri D said...

Oh my, you sure were busy!! And caught a cold besides. Take care and enjoy those two weeks with nowhere else to go!