Monday, June 23, 2014

I am back!

My trip to Illinois was fantastic!  My sister and I had a great time together.  We went to Lock 13 of the Mississippi River in Fulton, Illinois.  We actually got to see a barge, that was docked, and then saw a dining boat (Celebrity Bell).   We got to watch the locks open and close, along with raising the water.  My sister had told me, that it was the first time she went, that they actually had a boat go through the locks!  We went to a water park and all of us ended up with sunburns.  We forgot the sun block!   My sister and I went to a bluegrass festival (my first) and it was fantastic.  I loved the music!   We also went to Galena, which is a tourist trap but we had fun looking in the shops.   We also went on a lake and rented paddle boats for an hour and paddled around the lake.  It was fun and I will sure miss my family and especially my dear sister, who showed me a fantastic time!  The week ended all too soon!

I was glad to be back home, it is nice to see the family, but I always love to come home to my own bed and to my hubby.   I think he missed me a lot more than I missed him.  He is not used to coming home to an empty house!   I am used to being home without him if he has to be gone for more than just a week, but not the hubby!   He isn't used to coming home and not seeing me.   He was pretty lonely those two days, but the niece and nephew came over and had dinner with him on Saturday and he sure was glad to have the company.   I wonder if I will be able to leave the next time without him?

Now it is time to get back to work, lots of garden to get weeded and need to get the pond area done!  Of course, the horses need some attention along with trying to get Sirocco back home where he belongs.  The trainer is going to start working with Sirocco and I before he comes home and then some more when he does get home.  We have hay that needs to be done and of course a million other things that get done during the summer months, along with trying to get the weaving done.  I am headed down to get my new business cards!  Can't wait to see them.

You have a wonderful day.


threecollie said...

Glad you had so much fun and then made it home safely. Poor Mappy was awful lonesome.

Paintsmh said...

Welcome back! We were happy to keep Uncle Mappy happy!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sounds like a fun time with your sister! Have fun catching up on all your summer work:)