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Home Sweet Home

Saturday, May 14, 2016



We left Galveston about 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. We drove about 650 miles the first day and another 650 yesterday. Almost the whole time Daisy laid in the back seat with her back to us. She is a really good traveler. When we stop, she waits for me to take care of my needs because she knows when I get back to the care she gets to go outside and explore for awhile. When she gets back into the car she gets a treat and a drink. She gets the pattern and doesn't complain. This photo is what happened when we were about 2 miles from home. She sat up and waited until we pulled into the driveway. Is it possible that she knew? She was so happy to be home that she ran into every room of the house - probably looking for the cat Sheba who was hiding downstairs. Sheba finally came up before we all went to bed but she is still mad at us this morning!

We had a wonderful time in Galveston, in spite of the heat. Tom's 1/2 sister Nancy is definitely one of the most interesting people I've met, and we loved her husband Bart as well. They own a steampunk store in Galveston called Synister on the Strand (http://www.galveston.com/syni
ster/). Their two daughters are primarily in charge so Nancy & Bart were able to spend time with us. We saw some of the sights of Galveston, visited the shop, ate (and ate and ate) and got to know one another.

The most interesting thing of this entire trip was how comfortable it was to be with them. Tom was a bit concerned about meeting her after all these years. But from the moment we met it was like being with family. I've always thought that Tom didn't fit in with the rest of his family - but seeing him with Nancy was almost like seeing twins. They both are imaginative, creative, and quite unique. They watch the same tv shows, play the same games, and have the same sense of humor. Apparently, genetics does play quite a role in who we are.

Now we're home. The drive home was easier than the drive there but we did run into another rain storm in Iowa and the closer we got the colder and windier it became. I was glad I hadn't put away my winter coat because I needed it to go outside with Daisy. I promised her a game of 3 ropes after being cooped up in the car for 2 days.

So it was a very successful trip and we've found family that we never really knew we had. What comes next I have no idea. It was a harder drive than when we go out to Roanoke but we will probably make it again one day!
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  • HICKOK-HALEY
    Glad you had a fun trip, and got back safely. Dogs do know when they are almost home. Sarge always laid in the back seat, until we were close to our destination. They go by land markers, if you will. Once he spotted something close to our home, or where ever we were going, then he too sat up in the back seat.
    1477 days ago
  • USMAWIFE
    glad you had a great trip and safely back home
    1477 days ago
  • MARINGAL
    What a wonderful journey you three had! And I am so glad Tom bonded with his half sister. That is purely awesome!
    1477 days ago
  • WHITECAT19
    I think animals DO know when they are getting close to home. Our cats meow all the way to the vet's office and most of the way back. But when we get to about the grocery store near us, they stop. I think they know the ordeal is almost over!

    Sheba will forgive you. She would have been even angrier if you had made her go with you!

    That sounds like a great visit! I had to Google steampunk. Sounds interesting. I love science fiction and fantasy, so I'll have to try and find a steampunk book.

    I'm so glad your hubby found a family member you both feel comfortable with.

    Your cold weather is soon to arrive in Kentucky. We may actually have frost Sunday morning!


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  • CAROLSYLVIA
    Welcome home! No matter how enjoyable the trip, it always feels good to be home again, doesn't it?
    1477 days ago
  • JJMPLSMN
    I am so glad you had fun, and even more delighted that Tom found family he likes!! What a great thing for all of you.

    Daisy is darling. That class seems to have made her even more of a perfect companion.

    Have a great COOL weekend!!


    1477 days ago
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