Friday, September 23, 2016

Taking The Long Way Home

From bidding a loving farewell to the Dowager Duchess to having the chance to spend special time with family and friends, it's been a long, emotional, elevating, busy, exhausting and eclectic seven weeks.

Since the 7th of August, we've flown from Málaga to New York City to Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota; driven to Pierre and then Sioux Falls, South Dakota to spend time with family; driven back to Minneapolis/Saint Paul to spend time with friends; and flown to Seattle, Washington, for more time with friends and family.

SEATTLE. OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME AWAY FROM HOME AWAY FROM HOME
AWAY FROM HOME AWAY FROM HOME AWAY FROM HOME... MORE OR LESS.

Tomorrow, Friday, we fly from Seattle back to Minneapolis for a quick sleep-over before flying back to New York for two nights, to include one day with The Kid Brother. 

We are fine. We are happy. We are grateful. And, finally, we are physically and mentally exhausted.

We head home to Spain Monday, arriving Tuesday. We will miss [just about] everyone here and we are grateful for [just about] everything. But we look forward to once more sleeping in our own bed, cuddling with Dudo and Musy, being with our 'home friends,' and sipping cafe con leche in the Mediterranean sun.

So, expect my reemergence next week with more reading, commenting, and stories (and, of course, photos).

20 comments:

  1. It was great to see you, and bid a fond farewell to your Mom. Glad you enjoyed the rest of your stateside visit. Wishing you both a safe journey home to Spain. Love to you both! Say hi to Chuck for me.

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  2. Safe travels! Well... more safe travels! :)
    Looking forward to more of your delightful blog posts, Mitchell.

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  3. You have been a whirlwind, of emotions and travel, and good and sad and happy, and all of that.
    I imagine you are ready to get home and Dudo and Moose are ready to terrorize you for being gone so long!
    Safe travels!

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  4. Thank you for checking in - definitely a time to take some time of your own. Your fur babies will be bloody happy to see you :) Have a safe trip home.

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  5. Travel safely I Am waiting for your photos

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  6. Your presence in the blogging world has been missed, even though you have been silently looking in at our blogs from time to time. Bon voyage for Monday.

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  7. safe journey home to spain and the furkids!

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  8. Glad you were able to use your time to see so many people and places. But I know you will be happy to be home with Dudo and Musy. (Who must have been counting the days, in their feline way.)

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  9. Seven weeks! Filled with just about everything needed for you both to recover, heal, and move forward.
    Happy that you are heading home to the kitties (who, by the way, may never forgive you) and spending a day with the Kid Brother.
    Safe travels.

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  10. Missed your stories but I am glad you were able to visit friends and family. Change is hard but softened with reminisces. Safe travel

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  11. A sound sleep in Fuengirola I suspect will be in order Mitch! 7 weeks with many highs and that one low. Hope you are both doing well and keeping strong.

    Ron

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  12. I am looking forward to you coming home Mitchxxx

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  13. Wishing you continued safe travels... Tell Chuckie hello from Cousin Sheree.. Until I see you again... (in Malaga perhaps) I will follow you as I must,,, on this very Blog... Love you Cuz,, S

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  14. Of course you must Hug and Kiss Jer for me! XOXOX

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  15. Have been wondering how you and SG have been. Safe travels.

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  16. Too bad your travels didn't take you down to Portland. I imagine it will be wonderful returning home to your wonderful apartment and friends.

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  17. Yes, we wish you comfy travels back home. With all the varied moods you've been put through, when you finally get back you'll no doubt be heaving a sigh of relief that it's been done, as well as being thankful for the help you've had from several quarters to help you get through it all - with some real fun times too.
    Looking forward to hearing from you back at 'base' once more, and coping with those "How can we ever trust him again?" attitudes from you-know-who.

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  18. Thanks for the update. So glad you were able to spend quality time with family and friends. Home - ahh!

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  19. Missed you... glad you are doing okay and you'll be home soon. Have thought of you often in the past 7 weeks... shoot! I didn't know you were out galavanting all over the USA ;-) Very good!

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  20. I was glad to see you posting again and was glad to get your updates.

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