Saying goodbyes is always feels sad, but we know we will be back again. We have had such a great time here meeting up with friends. We specially want to thank Kim and Mike for having us. They are just the greatest friends and are like family to us. It has been such a treat to get away like this for two weeks. I ended up even taking a blog vacation. This is just what me and C needed as we did not have vacation earlier during the summer. Coming back to Alabama felt again just like coming home. The South will always be part of our heart.
We have enjoyed the beautiful Southern front porch so much. It is so easy to get addicted to that place. We have spent a lot of good times here during the past two weeks. It's been very very relaxing both for body and mind. Sitting here on the hanging bed is like getting a spa treatment each time. It truly is "My Happy Place". This time we stayed in Birmingham our entire vacation except for the weekend in Nashville the entire time. We did not just come for a few days and then went off for a road trip somewhere else. It has been so great to be able to spend time like this with friends. We could have gone anywhere in the world for vacation but I wanted to go home to Sweet Home Alabama this time.
When not hanging on the front porch we have done lot's of other fun stuff like playing badmington in the back yard. Having our own little olympic tournament.
Spending time with friends both four and two legged has been our priority. Sadie remembered C immediately and was thrilled to see him again. She has followed him around as if she were his shadow. We have been calling her shadow sometimes for that reason. Many nice walks in our old neighborhood. I have gone for runs in the morning and and then for walks later on. Sadie has loved to have her entire favorite pack together living under the same roof.
Life in the "Vista" (our old home street at Lake Point Vista) has been good. Loved sitting outside on the porch just listening to the humming of the air conditioner units, someone mowing their lawn, the kids laughter and play on the street or just the soft music of the wind chymes in the breeze. Loved getting some summer being able to wear shorts and t-shirs without getting cold.
I made a new friend this time. Tucker the cat is my new furry friend. He loved curling up on my lap out on the porch. Some nights he even did tuck me into bed laying on my chest purring softly.
Even if it is sad to say goodbye I know we will be back again. This will always be home to us it feels like. It is such a wonderful and great thing to have friends like the ones we have here. It means a lot to us.It is great to have several homes around the world.
Hanging out on the front porch has been equally nice in evenings as during the day.
Yesterday evening we had this perfectly beautiful sunset. I dread the long flight and I wish I could pack some of the nice warm Alabama sunshine with me. Off we go now for this time.