Welcome Home!

United States
May 20, 2016 12:30pm CST
Our mini-vacation is over and although it is sad, I am happy to be home. Going away is nice, but going home is even nicer! We did what we wanted to, ate what we planned to and made a few 'food' stops along the way to pick up steak at a butcher shop we heard about and shrimp from the Shrimp Dock in Maryville, TN. They get the shrimp fresh from the coast daily. Also got my husband some crawfish, he'll be busy cooking today! We got home at 11:45 and Ruby was in the pool by 11:48 - she's a happy, but tired, girl. And I am so happy to have my internet which is way faster than the rental cabin's and my mouse.....!!!
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@jaboUK (48619)
• United Kingdom
20 May 16
It is always nice to get home isn't it? Glad you enjoyed it, even though Ruby missed her pool!
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• United States
20 May 16
Yes, home is a good place - can't wait to sit in my comfy recliner!
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@Jessicalynnt (48051)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 May 16
welcome back, I am glad you had a nice trip
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• United States
21 May 16
Thanks, Nothing like your own bed, etc.
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• Centralia, Missouri
21 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill no kidding, that and sounds too
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• United States
21 May 16
@Jessicalynnt The noise that drove us crazy was a raccoon trying to get into the animal poof trash cans on the porch!
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@sueznewz2 (8271)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
Good i'm glad you had a nice time...you mentioned food shopping...but did you get yourself some shoes...??
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• United States
21 May 16
Shoes - Yes. I got Sketchers GoWalk3 with memory foam...feels like slippers and they are light as a feather. So many kids to pick from but I wanted slip on style. Went to the outlet mall and hit Sketchers first. If I couldn't find what I wanted I would have headed to New Balance next.
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@sueznewz2 (8271)
• Alicante, Spain
21 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill good i'm glad you got a pair....
• United States
21 May 16
@sueznewz2 And saved $10 off list price of $65. I saw them on sale someplace for $67, so I guess I got a little deal at $55.
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@cindiowens (3739)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
20 May 16
Glad you are home safely, and glad Ruby is happy. It is too chilly here today for a swim.
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• United States
20 May 16
The water was 74, she was in last week and it was 70 - she's a dog, she's tough!
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
20 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill Oh yeah, I forgot, lol. Dogs are tougher when it comes to cold. She is just another member of the family to me, lol.
• United States
21 May 16
@cindiowens Labs were bread as duck hunting dogs, so swimming in ice cold water is nothing for them.
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@BettyB (4317)
• Summerville, South Carolina
21 May 16
I'm sure Ruby is glad to be back. I love going on vacation, but coming home feels just as good.
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• United States
21 May 16
Except - after dinner I kept waiting for the 'server' to clear and table but he never showed up!
@mom210 (5733)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 May 16
It is always nice to get back to my own bed, I never sleep as well any place else.
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• United States
20 May 16
The bed was very comfy, problem was it was a lot higher than ours (which is very high)
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@marlina (53877)
• Canada
20 May 16
Wow, I can tell that Ruby really missed the pool. Can't blame her! Happy eating!
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• United States
20 May 16
Thanks, the steak was out of this world, we will be going back for more in a few weeks. Ruby is rest now, pooped from swimming.
@Ceerios (4422)
• Goodfellow, Texas
20 May 16
@AbbyGreenhill - Ms Abby - Home is indeed nice, for home is where the heart is - and the liver, and the feet, and the bellies, and the electric bills, and... Glad you had a nice vacation. Gus Kilthau
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• United States
20 May 16
LOL, yes, I think you got all the parts listed, very good, thanks!
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@cintol (685)
• United States
20 May 16
Always nice to be home when you have been away. Wish we were close enough to the ocean to get fresh seafood, I envy you. Enjoy it
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• United States
20 May 16
We are not close to the ocean, it's 8 hours from us. We used to to go SC in summer, but I can't take that 8 hour ride thru Atlanta any longer, it's awful.
@silvermist (13372)
• India
20 May 16
Welcome home from your mini vacation.Would like to know more aboit the Shrimp Dock.Do you have any photos to share with us from the vacation?
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• United States
20 May 16
I have shared a few I think! The Shrimp Dock is a seafood store. They have two locations, the one we went to is about 1 1/2 hour ride from us, so we don't go too often. They also have a little cafe where you can order fish sandwiches and seafood soup.
@Vjvals (953)
• Roseville, California
20 May 16
You have such a beautiful house and land
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• United States
20 May 16
Thank you!!
@Hatley (145958)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 16
I hav e a highs s peed cable internet b ut several times this morning mylot was slow loading posts but now its much better
• United States
20 May 16
The rental cabin has cable and for some reason e-mail and Facebook were fine but any other site I used, this one included, was so so slow and froze up many times.
@valmnz (12435)
• New Zealand
21 May 16
I agree, while holidays are great - and necessary - coming home is even better.
@LeaPea2417 (11133)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 May 16
I am glad you had a nice trip and that you got home safely.
• United States
21 May 16
Yay welcome home! Nothing beats being in the comfort of your own home. Sounds like crawfish will be for dinner!
@LoriAMoore (11545)
• United States
21 May 16
Welcome back. As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, there's no place like home.
@celticeagle (106610)
• Boise, Idaho
20 May 16
Sounds like a happy day all round. The shrimp and crawfish sound good. I never have had crawfish.