Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to OCTOBER. My header photo this month shows a beautiful Autumn picture from the Smokies. Have a great month ahead.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Then, when I got married the first time, I seldom remember us taking vacations either ---other than to visit family (which is not much of a vacation). We had 3 kids --so wherever we went, they went also.. SO--no bad vacations during those years either.
After my divorce and after the kids were all grown and gone from the home, I started taking yearly vacations with my 3 childhood friends. We've been doing this off and on since 1992. Most of these were fabulous vacations with great friends.
THEN---in May of 2001 (after I had met and fallen in love with George), I went back to Texas (where I had lived previously for 12 yrs) to attend a wedding and to visit friends there. I was only gone about 3 days --but was absolutely miserable. I missed George SO much --and wanted to be with him. I was on the phone with him 24/7 during that LONG weekend. The wedding was nice and being with friends was great... BUT--this ole gal missed her MAN.
The hardest part happened on the last day---trying to get back home. At the airport, the flight was delayed... I could have cried!!!! That was the longest day of my life --which I couldn't do anything about except sit and wait. FINALLY, I got on the plane and headed back to Nashville. I was so excited that that weekend was over. George was meeting me at the airport (it was about 11 p.m. when I finally arrived) ---but he was given some wrong information --so we couldn't find each other once I got off of the plane. Yipes---where was this man I loved and was desperate to see?????? FINALLY---we were in each other's arms. That LONG weekend was finally over... (Not a vacation I ever want to take again--at least without George!)
SO--tell me about your worst vacation EVER....
Have a wonderful weekend --and enjoy the mild weather (that we have now here in Tennessee). See you on Monday!
P.S. All images and illustrations came from the internet.