Sittin On A Porch

Sittin On A Porch
Our little back porch

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Back in the USA

Hola!  I am back in the USA.  After a very long and challenging trip from Madrid to home yesterday we have made it.  We got up and started dealing with moving back home around 6:00 am Madrid time, midnight in Monticello.  We flew from Madrid to Atlanta to Tampa and then my sister in  law JongAe and my niece, Jessica met us at the airport and brought us home to Dad's.  They had put breakfast things in the frig and made us dinner to heat up, so by the time we got to the house around 8:00 pm, all we had to do was collapse, eat and go to bed.  They are such sweet and thoughtful people.

We were in the act of travelling for 20 hours, and that is a lot for anyone, especially for an 86 year old man, barely mobile who was exhausted and pretty worn out and beaten up from the trip.  Oh yes, and his daughter with lung cancer, who was also pretty exhausted and worn out from taking care of her 86 year old father for 2 weeks travelling through the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

It was a wonderful trip, and Dad and I enjoyed ourselves immensely and enjoyed being together.  Over the next few days I will post different days and photos of the trip, trying to show you some of the wonderful worlds we were in.

But for now, I must find where my brothers have hidden my car keys so I can go home.  I need to finish Dad's laundry from the trip and most of all I need to go home to my "kids".  Everyone keeps saying, do not rush home, we will take care of things for you here.  But I will not be able to relax until I have held and smelled and kissed and hugged each of my children.  And looked at my yard, and sat in my red chair and laid in my own bed with my own kids.  Then I shall be able to rest.

It was a wonderful trip
A truly great time
And now I am glad to be


  1. I've enjoyed following along with your trip each day. What a wonderful time with your father. Welcome home!

  2. Welcome home friend! Can't wait to see you, after you get rested and settled back in. Sounds like you have been having a wonder trip. Love you!