Good morning! IT is late morning here but I had to post! I am back! Back in my home as of about 2 am this morning. It was a LONG travel day(s) home. We left the cruise ship in New Zealand at 6:30 am on Thursday the 22nd. We went on an excursion to the Glow Worm Caves and then delivered tot he airport at 4:30 pm. Our flight of 12 hours and 15 minutes left at 10:45 pm so we had 6 hours in the airport. After traveling through the night we arrived in LA California at 2:00 pm on the 22nd (again) as we lost a day in the time zones. We boarded our flight for Minneapolis at 10: 45 pm (again) and arrived in the cities (our time) 3 1/2 hours later at 11:09 pm. We then drove to Brainerd and arrived around 2:00 am on the 23rd. Today.
*whew* All that time travel!
I did read and I have reviews to write yet. Internet was 50 cents a minute for us to use so I was on very little, much less than I thought I would be. Of course, that is not a bad thing as instead of being on line I was out and about EMERGING (my word for 2015) myself in the trip of a lifetime.
Audio was a no go. I had shut the data off on my phone and was unable to listen to audible without it. I have not listened to audio in 18 days. CRAZY for someone who listens to books every day. LOTS of catching up to do.
As you can imagine I have TONS to do. Without the data I was unable to upload pictures and between myself and the group I was with – we have a TON of pictures to play with.
I am planning on laying low through the weekend. I feel good now but expect jet lag to set in at some point. I had the most amazing time but am so glad to be back home with my pups, in my own bed and unlimited internet 🙂
Stay tune for the pics – I am sure it will take me weeks of posts to get them up and organized but tomorrow for Saturday Snapshot I will be ready to start sharing. 🙂
20 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…. BACK in The USA!”
Glad that you are back safe and sound. Stay healthy!
Seeing that pic of you inside the door of Bag End (or whichever Hobbit hole you were in) was a great way to start my online day 🙂 That travel sounds brutal. I know I couldn’t handle it! lol Glad you’re home and safe and soon to share your adventures 🙂
Welcome back, and a big vacation is needed by all…now and then. Enjoy the weekend.
Sounds like a fantastic trip! I love the picture in the hobbit house. I can imagine how frustrating it is to not have internet but I think you’re definitely right that it was better to be out enjoying everything.
I’m glad you’re back! That sounds like a crazy, long travel day – I sure hope you can sleep on airplanes.
Your fill-in people were fun but it is wonderful you are back!!
Love the photo of you opening the door….just like you are walking into OUR homes.
Sounds like a great time.
Nice to have you back.
Nice to see you back and love the picture from Bag End. Take care and take your time. We’ll all still be here. And I suspect you are right that you’ll begin to feel the time difference and gain or loss or whatnot soon. Isn’t unlimited internet wonderful and how lucky we are! LOL
Sounds great but that kind of travel across time zones really does do funny things to the body and mind. Hope you are over jet lag soon and look forward to seeing some pics. Love the one at Hobbiton.
Yay! Welcome back! So looking forward to your pictures and hearing all about your journey. I’m so glad you were able to disconnect for a few days!
Welcome back, sounds and looks like you had a wicked time! Can’t wait to hear more!
Welcome back! 🙂
Whew that would be quite the travel day. Welcome back to the States 😀
Welcome back, Sheila. Can’t wait to hear all about your trip. Hope you can rest for a few days.
Welcome back!! I am sure you had an amazing trip. Can’t wait to see the pictures.
Between here and Facebook, I could tell you had a wonderful time.
Welcome back! Looking forward to reading more about your trip.
Glad you had a great trip! I look forward to hearing about it!