Vacation is over, nice to be home

United States
August 13, 2016 1:38pm CST
We left 7:50 am and got home at 11:40 am - no issues, a nice ride. Luckily some of the tourists along the route must have still been sleeping in, roads were empty. I was very happy to see the 'Tennessee State Line' sign. All unpacked, laundry in the dryer, mail disposed of, we all had a nice swim. Actualy, Ruby got out of the SUV and right into the pool Everything looks good, we had rain which we are glad of. Photo is mine taken at a cute little Visitor's Center in Andrews, NC. She was waiting for her pop to come back to the car. Now to rest a while.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
We just came back from TN last week. Our drive was considerably a lot longer than yours though lol. Glad you had an amazing time. :-)
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• United States
13 Aug 16
We used to make the trip from TN to NJ - for many years - too much. Then we started going to SC on shore 8 hours...now I think a 3-4 hour ride is just enough for us. Where were you in TN?
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill Around the Memphis area. Took us a day 1/2 on the way up because we left later than expected and made it back in 1 shot on the way back to FL. My husband was tired from all that driving.
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@TheHorse (65795)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Aug 16
@DanieGirl80587 I visited my sister in Memphis a few times. Seemed like a nice enough town.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Aug 16
Nice to hear you had a quick and uneventful trip home. What is it about vacationing that always makes it so good to get back home?
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• United States
14 Aug 16
I think getting back to what's familiar - a chair that 'knows' my butt, a TV that I can operate blindfolded, I can find a glass in a cabinet without a road map LOL!
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill ......and no idiot appliance nightmares.
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• United States
15 Aug 16
@celticeagle And my fridge works fine - makes ice and keeps food cold LOL - that woman still hasn't refunded me the money...I'll give her a few days then I'm going to remind her.
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@Susan2015 (20579)
• United States
13 Aug 16
She is adorable. It's nice to get away but always wonderful to get back home.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
We are all happy to be home and in one piece.
@Corbin5 (106363)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Ruby sure has an eagle eye out for Pop! Molly does that too. Glad you had little traffic to contend with.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
It was a much better ride than the one going there.
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@jaboUK (53935)
• United Kingdom
13 Aug 16
It must be good to be home, and Ruby obviously appreciates the pool.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
It was such a lousy trip the first three days that I was ready to come home then LOL!
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@Vivenda (588)
• Portsmouth, England
13 Aug 16
It's great to go away, but it's just as good to be home again and unpacked!
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• United States
13 Aug 16
Very true - I looked forward to it for 4 months and all of a sudden it's over but I'm home and I appreciate my comforts!
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@amadeo (65879)
• United States
13 Aug 16
welcome home.Rest up and see more of you soon
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• United States
13 Aug 16
Thanks, I'll be on more tomorrow.
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@CinnamonGrl (5807)
• Paradise, California
13 Aug 16
Yup vacation's great but it's also great to get back home. I didn't get away this year, but I did have some friends visit one weekend and that kind of got me out and "away" from worries. At least for short periods of time. Even that was refreshing. I would like a week or two at the coast or something, though. Maybe next year. I'll have to have someone come here to help my mom out. I don't like the idea of her being alone with no help. Your doggie looks so sweet waiting for Dad to come back.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
Being originally from NJ we enjoy going to the coast, but I can't stand the 8 hours each way. So we 'settle' for a 3-4 hour ride in the mountains. Thanks, she is a good girl and was happy to get home.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
13 Aug 16
she looks like she is still having fun
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• United States
14 Aug 16
Coming home was fun for her.
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• Centralia, Missouri
14 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill if she is like my dogs car rides are fun
• United States
14 Aug 16
@Jessicalynnt Not for this one - she paces back and forth and pants the whole time. Then when we stop and give her water she drinks like she's on fire. We've tried a calming collar and other things, no luck.
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@Platespinner (16491)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
13 Aug 16
Glad you made it home again safely!
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• United States
14 Aug 16
Thanks, I like your state, but we had a few glitches there!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill Uh oh? What happened?
• United States
14 Aug 16
@Platespinner cabin wasn't cleaned, fridge wasn't working, got a new one was too big for the space, owner was 1 1/2 hours away and put me in charge - the place was mess - had to taken shelves down and put all the stuff someplace - no room in the kitchen...should I go on? I wrote about it.
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@TheHorse (65795)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Aug 16
Glad you made it home safely!
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• United States
14 Aug 16
and I didn't' wind up in jail either.
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@TheHorse (65795)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill You just weren't trying hard enough. You didn't bring any corn or sunflower seeds with you?
• United States
14 Aug 16
@TheHorse No, but I did get into that screaming match with the cabin's owner.
@Tampa_girl7 (25693)
• United States
13 Aug 16
No matter how good a vacation is there is no place like home.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
At least 1/2 of our was good so the ride home was the icing on the cake.
@marlina (73884)
• Canada
13 Aug 16
Glad that you are home safe and sound.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
and well fed and had a nap too!
• Aberdeen, Scotland
13 Aug 16
Glad you got home ok. Lovely photo.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
Thanks, she's a good subject!
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@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Aug 16
It's always nice to get home after a nice trip. I do enjoy going on a trip, but I also enjoy coming home. I'm glad that the roads weren't too crowded for you guys.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
I like the roads less traveled LOL...backroads were unfortunately what we had to use most of the way, but it was ok.
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@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill I kind of like backroad too. It can be relaxing.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
@dodo19 When they are twisting/turning/up and down with mountains on one side and cliffs on the other they aren't too much fun - it plays on your nerves.
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@sprite1950 (14022)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug 16
I love going away but I'm also always happy to come home. I'm getting quite excited because we are going on holiday next Friday for a week but I know I will be excited about coming back too :)
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• United States
14 Aug 16
I'm not the biggest fan of long car rides and since we live in the country going out on busy roads now makes me nervous!
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@sprite1950 (14022)
• Corsham, England
14 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill I'm a nervous driver anyway but where we are going isn't too far from home so I think I'll be ok.
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• United States
14 Aug 16
@sprite1950 I don't drive, no need to - my husband does it all. Good luck with your trip.
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@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
14 Aug 16
I love the photo and so glad you have a good time and a comfortable trip home. I'd jump in the pool too...
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• United States
14 Aug 16
My husband unloaded the car and I unloaded into the pool - that's fair right?!
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• Canada
14 Aug 16
@AbbyGreenhill yup, it is fair....
• United States
14 Aug 16
@PainsOnSlate He did join me once he unloaded the cooler.
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@PatZAnthony (12659)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
15 Aug 16
Vacations can be hard! It is always nice to have a place to return to that is enjoyed.
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• United States
15 Aug 16
The problems the first few days put it on a bad track.
@LoriAMoore (4815)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Like Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz, there's no place liked home.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
There sure isn't....as a matter of fact I just woke up from a nice long nap in my own very comfy recliner!
• Rochester, New York
13 Aug 16
I haven't been on a road trip with my pup before. When our Old English Sheepdog was alive he went on a few road trips with us. They were quite the adventure. lol
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• United States
14 Aug 16
She loves to get in the car, but she's not a good rider..she paces and whole time.