There's nothing like coming home after a trip: the comfort of your own pillow after a series of lumpy hotel varieties, eating at home instead of at a restaurant, and the sweet sweet luxury of clean laundry. Traveling is one my absolute favorite pastimes (I get antsy if I go too long between trips!), but part of that experience is coming home and returning to familiar surroundings. After about 10 hours in the car, I was extra happy to pull up to the house.
We had an excellent trip - thank you for all your sweet wishes! Our friends' wedding was beautiful, and they had some seriously good food (Cajun-spiced rice and beans and a mashed potato bar - yummm). The drive up to Kentucky had several unexpected delights: Google maps took us down some country roads for the last hour, so we got to see both ivy-covered forest and sweeping farm land. I would have taken photos, but my phone died, as it tends to do during the most inopportune moments. I wish I could show you how striking it was! Grr.
Other highlights included a visit to The National Quilt Museum (My mind was blown! So awesome.), a tour of the Gibson Guitar Factory, a long walk along the Mississippi, and a trip to the oldest independent bookstore in Memphis. I only wish we could have stayed and explored that area longer.
But now I'm home, catching up on my internet and getting back to work. And mooning over cute dogs in a photo booth. :) I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!
Photograph by unknown, via Beautiful.