Monday, October 24, 2011

Home At Last

We left North Carolina at 4 this afternoon. By the time we made it to highway 64 and started driving west, the sun was headed toward the horizon.
So the first two hours of the journey home were spent looking into the evening sun. I got a blinding headache, but when we got closer we got to Charlotte, N.C. the clouds moved in. I considered that a blessing.
Traffic was heavier than I expected for a Sunday evening. At one point the tail lights looked as though a strand of red Christmas lights strung to infinity.
The traffic tapered off when we got to the Georgia state line and we made good time through Atlanta.
We feared a mess at Telladega, Alabama because it was race weekend, but the bulk of the traffic had gone before us so we blew through there.
We pulled into the yard and before I got the car door opened I could hear out dogs celebrating. They were so happy to see us.
I can tell you that after four days away from home and  10 hours on the road, our pups were a sight for sore eyes.
You could say I'm a tired puppy.
I'm calling it a night.


I just checked on Phil Campbell and they have almost 23,000 votes. My column today in the local paper was about the contest.  I feel good about their chances. Thanks everyone.

Vote here


  1. Anonymous2:52 AM

    No no we are not there yet.Common people there is about 8000 votes difference..we can do it.I do not have Facebook account but you who do animate all your hundred of friends to do it for couple of days...that is all it would take..
    And good to hear you are back west..home is best:)

  2. I am able to empathise only too well with the relief you felt upon arriving home safely, to the welcoming greeting afforded by your wonderful dogs. Nothing nicer than falling into ones own bed again, either.

  3. Yay for a woofie filled homecoming!! Enjoy your rest! Take care

  4. Happy to hear you guys are home safe and sound and loved with lots of puppy kisses. I'm still voting.

  5. Glad to hear you are home safe and sound. Hope you slept well :-)

  6. Hi Rick,
    I know how you feel, there really is no place like home...

    I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world. ~George Washington


  7. yehey! you are home... :-)

    have a good rest sir!


  8. Still voting for Phil and won't stop till you tell me to.


  9. Welcome home! It's great to get away for a bit, but for some reason the older I get the more I enjoy my time at home. Your headache reminded me of our trip back from NY..we drove west into the sun and when we hit Akron Jack had a blinding migraine..we had to find a spot to pull over, almost had an accident..scary! Glad you all had a safe drive back!


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