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May 25, 2005

Home Again. . .

I arrived home this morning, to my boys running at me with hugs and "Mommy!" How wonderful! And Hubby's hug as he sleepily rubbing his eyes--he had waited up most the night for me.

This was probably the first long road trip I've taken completely alone. While I've been the sole driver before, I think this is the first one sans kids.

It was a good trip, though I made lousy time. That was okay. I listened the the radio loud with the windows rolled down. I listened the the Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. It's a book I'd recommend for listening, just as Like Water for Chocolate is better heard than read.

I thought about seeing if I could stop and visit at the Yellow Porch, but had trouble contacting her before my trip. It's okay--I enjoyed having my solitary time.

I took a morning nap in Franklin, TN, and marvelled that I was in George Grant's neighborhood. (Btw, his blog allows comments now!)

I stopped for gas at the Lookout Mountain exit, and thought of my Covenant College friends, like Kathryn--though she's home now and in my town! It's pretty funny--I thought of so many blogging friends as I drove near their cities.

My favorite part of the drive home was crossing the border into Florida. I rolled down the window and the air was warm and dark and humid. It smelled like so many nights when Hubby and I would drive between the coast and central Florida, barely able to see the road because of the fog. It's a romantic smell to me, reminds me of making out at midnight in his parent's front yard.


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Welcome home! The ride sounds absolutely refreshing. Blessings!!!

Posted by: ~Leann at May 26, 2005 03:54 PM

Franklin? You were in my neighborhood! :)

Posted by: stephanie at May 26, 2005 10:52 PM

I'm sure you thought of me since I live in Chattanooga! Right? :)

Posted by: gid at May 27, 2005 12:20 AM

Well, shoot! I'm sorry I missed you! That would have been lovely. I didn't realize this was a driving trip. Wow! Glad you are home safely and that you had such a great time.

Posted by: Kathy at May 28, 2005 12:44 AM

I read "The Secret Life of Bees" and thought it was fantastic. I'll have to see if I can listen to it since you said it's great.

Posted by: Thia at May 28, 2005 10:01 AM

Welcome home!!! That drive sounds wonderful. glad you had such a nice time with your family

Posted by: Melany at May 29, 2005 07:43 AM

you were IN FRANKLIN!
my mom lives just outside franklin in Brentwood!

Posted by: Dana at May 29, 2005 04:37 PM

Hey, I have family in Franklin too. They know George Grant really well. Which I did not know when I saw him at a homeschool convention in Columbus, OH around 1998. I got really excited about classical education and convinced my parents to get my sister into the new classical school that was opening in Columbus at the time. So, anyway, I love George Grant.

Posted by: Sandra at May 31, 2005 02:07 AM

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