Monday, June 23, 2008

Day 14- Going Home

We intended to leave around 9 am, but by the time we got the rental car and and went to the grocery store (after driving past it twice) to get lunch fixin's we ended up leaving Santa Fe at 11:51 am.

We drove and drove for several hours and just stopped long enough for potty breaks. We made a quick detour in Ft. Sumner, NM to see "Billy The Kid's" Grave! How exciting! And I must say it was hot as hell, but I got to see "Billy The Kid's" Grave!

These last 3 photos don't have anything to do with Billy, but I thought they were beautiful. The one with the flowers is a child's grave. The "tomb" is filled with soil and flowers that people had left. Along side the flowers were coins- mostly pennies. Maybe to make a wish? I'm not sure, but I thought it was interesting. The cross is part of the gate and centered in the middle of the cross is one and a half year old baby Christian Palmer's grave stone dating back to 1900-1902.

We drove more and more and finally stopped at a gas station so we could feed Autumn. She slept happily across the back seat for the majority of the trip with the exception of when she rode on my lap (cause she had to be with her momma :-)). She did very well and I am so proud of her and her patience. Traveling with pets isn't always pleasant.

We got home at 1:52 am. Exactly 14 hours and 1 minute. Right on time- I estimated 14 hours. I missed the smell of our house. A fenced yard for Autumn to run around in. My own shower. Our own bed. Our sheets. The humidity (I never thought I'd say that). The boys.

It is so good to be home.


The Nanny said...

I'm glad you're home. Welcome back!

Virginia said...

Welcome home...thanks for your comment on my blog (I tried to reply there but it disappeared, and I am too tired to try again). I hope things get better for you, and I hope you find your joy too.... Thinking of you.

Lori said...

Well, I'm glad you made it back safely. Just look at it this way, at least you, Sam & Autumn got to spend some quality time together :)
Great pics through the whole vacation! Curious - have you talked to your outlaws since you've been home?

Monica H said...

Lori- No, I haven't spoken to them. Mr. H went over there to get something yesterday and she told him he really needed to call before coming over. Today she called him on his cell, rather than calling the home phone. She does this when she doesn't want to talk to me. I don't know what I did.

Anonymous said...

its so good to have you be home :)

Anonymous said...

well, i hope that despite your inlaws, that you had a great time. the pictures were wonderful, thank you for allowing us to tag along.
i've traveled with my dog peaches, and she's pretty good, but unlike autumn, she does not sleep. she stays wide awake and claws at out seats for deal life.