Well, we arrived back home shortly after midnight last night after a 800 mile day of driving. Everything seems to be in order (i.e. the house didn’t burn down), the cats are happy to see us, and Evan’s happy to be home. For we adults, it’s back to the same-old-same-old, but at least now we’ve got some new stories to tell.
Hanging out with the DML was a great time. They’re a fun, easygoing bunch of guys (and girls) who made us feel very welcome. As I’ve read about in the past and experienced on this trip, they do anything they can to help each other. I enjoyed meeting them, putting some faces to the names, and being a part of their adventures. Everyone traveled between 700 and 2000 miles to get to the meet, and I for one can say it was worth the journey. I hope we can meet up again in the future.
It was good to see Tim and McKenzie again. When they left for Denver last summer, I lost a large percentage of my local friends. We didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time together, but it was nice to do some catching up. I can see why they moved out there.
It was also good just to spend some time together as a family. A few days in, it seemed that Evan realized that I wasn’t leaving to go to work. We made it through the two weeks with a lot of good memories, very few disagreements, and lots of attention to each other’s needs. I think we struck a good balance of fun activities for each of us.
In closing, it’s good to be home, but I can’t wait until we can do it again!