It is day 18 of the 30 minus 2 days of writing hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese. Today's prompt is "Home at Last". Visit Nicky's post for more homeward bound entries.
Home is all the things you know by name: a family of dishes, books, and clothes that waits for you to choose among them every day. We're ready for you is what the chorus in your house sings. Your fingerprints are grinning on their faces.- Michael J. Rosen
For most of us, no matter how grand the vacation, or exotic the location, there really is no place like home.
About 10 years ago, we were on our way home from our annual Florida vacation. We left the beach a little before 9 a.m., and after a few stops, crossed the Savannah River just before 5:00. Dinner was ribs and oysters at a lakefront restaurant, then we continued driving until 10 p.m. We stopped for the night in Columbia, SC, about 3 hours from home. Two bad hotel rooms later, we were on the road again. At 2 a.m. we were home at last!