Tuesday, September 8, 2009

From One Trip To The Next!

Lest some of you think I'm still in the air:), I did make it home safely on Friday afternoon and was promptly jolted back to the reality of the States when I had to pay $5.00 for a baggage cart at JFK. As I forked over the money, I asked another passenger if I would get the money back. He was polite enough not to laugh, although his look told me that I was obviously out of the country too long:).

Welcome back to the good ole' US of A!

After a whirlwind of hellos to my mom, brother, sister, and brother-in-law, I jumped in another car with two friends (and their completely adorable baby!) and drove 21 hours to Florida.

Crazy? Yes. Free ride? Absolutely!!!

I've been greatly enjoying my visit with my other sister who lives in central Florida and her children have been keeping me on my toes with all of their energy and enthusiasm. Since my brother-in-law and sister work during the day, I get to watch my niece which has been a lot of fun. Gotta love family time!

I'm also really, really thankful that jet lag hasn't been bad at all! I suppose I threw my body for a loop by pulling an (almost) all-nighter Friday night by traveling and we've had late nights every night since then, so I'm excited to be waking up every day around 6:45/7:00. When I went to Thailand last year, I thought I would wake up at 4:30/5:00 for the rest of my life! God is so good:).

Well, I'm off to get some things done while my niece is sleeping:). Gotta make those quiet moments count!


Kay said...

WELCOME BACK!!! I'm glad you made it safely! Have fun with your niece :)

Kristi said...

Welcome back to the states, dear! I can't believe you turned around for a 21 hour drive to Florida. You're about as nutty as me. LOL

Have a blast with your family. I know you're soaking up the time with them.


Tori said...

So glad you made it home safe. I had the exact same shock last time back in the states and also with the $5 carts at JFK and an airport attendant who couldn't speak English.

Have a great time in Florida!