Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hi honey..... I'm home

Wow, what a trip. I will admit that a 2+ week trip is a long trip and by the last couple of days, I was getting to the point where I was looking forward to heading home. I was still having a great time, but starting to look forward to being home. My flight from London landed a little before 3pm yesterday, I was home around 5pm. Not too long into the evening, I felt like I was melting into my sofa, so around 8:30 I dragged all the luggage upstairs, open the bag which contained my 'toiletry' bag to get my toothbrush and was getting into bed at 8:52pm. I think I was asleep by 8:53pm. Was wide awake at 5am this morning, and back to work I went.

Scotland was the last few days of the trip, and was by far, the most favorite place I visited. Edinburgh is a beautiful city and looking up the hill at Edinburgh Castle is breathtaking. We also did a 12 hour bus tour this past Friday that took us into the Highlands and down past the lochs (including Loch Ness where we could 'look for Nessie'). Scotland is a beautiful country and I could easily see going on a return trip to Scotland to see more. Brugge Belgium, where I visited the first few days of the trip, was also a beautiful city to visit and was my second favorite place I visited on the trip.

Since I was up early this morning, I took the time to unpack the luggage. There are currently 3 'piles' on my bed:

1) The pile of stuff I bought. This includes much more stitching stash than I would have thought I would have been buying. We visited 2 designers (at their home) while in England, and another designer visited us on our "stitching day" at the hotel, where we also received our stitching project from Susan that she designed for the trip. We also visited the Royal School of Needlework in London, and yes, they also had a gift shop with stitching kits and books. More details on the designers we visited on my future posts which will include photos. The pile of stuff I bought also includes the other souvenirs I bought (frig magnets, post cards, etc).

2) The pile of dirty laundry.

3) Small pile of other things that didn't fall into the above 2 categories (few items of clothes/socks that didn't get worn, hair clips, ziplock bag of Splenda, charging adapters, etc).

No photos to share today. I'm working on the photos. First to move them from camera memory card to my Macbook, then I'll get ALL of them uploaded and categorized on my webshots page. I'll be working on that tonight. And the reason I have everything I bought in that one big pile on the bed was to have everything together, not scattered in different rooms, since I'll need to spread it out and take a photo of all the new stitching stash to share with you, and can take another photo of the non-stitching stuff I brought home.

So, give me 24 hours or so to get the photos uploaded, and I'll start a series of blog posts with more detail and photos of the trip.

I hope everyone is having a great day.


Karen said...

welcome home Chris! glad you had a great time! can't wait to see pics!

Amy said...

Welcome home! I was thinking exactly what Karen just said, word for word - glad you had a great time & can't wait to see pics! :-)

Yvonne..... said...

Welcome back to the USA! I know you are trying to get adjusted to "regular" life not to mention the time difference but I'm on pins and needles (no pun intended) to see the pictures! I can't wait to see everything! Hugs!

Michele said...

welcome home sweetie! I got your postcard yesterday. Can't wait to hear more :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Glad you made it home safe and had a great trip. Looking forward to seeing all the pics. CJ ok;-)

Carolyn NC said...

I dragged in the door yesterday. I'm attempting to go through my luggage today. It's amazing the things you forget you bought! Then you search all over the place for the things you do remember and can't find. It was a good trip, wasn't it?

Lisa said...

Welcome home and back in the good ol' USA...I "ditto" the other's comments before me...I can't wait to see the photos!
Lisa in CA

Maren said...

Welcome home again! Whew, you had a long trip. I can't wait to see these photos!

Mel said...

Glad your trip was good, and looking forward to pics. :)