Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Long Drive Home - part 3, the last leg

Sedona is absolutely stunning, and paradise for a photographer. Even though we had very limited time, I wanted to squeeze in a few minutes for photos. We got an early start, and zoomed around town and up the 89A north a bit to snap a couple before we headed south, towards Phoenix, and ultimately, San Diego. My camera snapped away, and although I didn't get a lot of keepers, these were a couple I thought were worthy of posting.

Once we left Sedona, it really started to sink in that this was the last leg of the trip home, and that I'd be walking into the house and seeing the left-overs of his room. Needless to say, I didn't feel much like taking pictures for a while. The tears came, and I let them.
Just as we were getting ready to cross the border from Arizona into California, I saw this, and picked up my camera. I liked the serene look of it.
And boom-back to California we are.
Am I happy to be home? Well, yes and no. I am happy to be back to my own bed, back to Bear, my folks, and the dogs, among other things. Am I happy to be in San Diego, when my son is in Indiana? No, not at all. Look for a new countdown clock coming soon to the side of my blog. His flight home for Thanksgiving has been booked and I'm already looking forward to it more than words can say.


donna said...

Sedona was a lot more beautiful before they built all that crap around it. We used to go up there as kids, go sliding down slide rock and play in the swimming pools on the river.

Arizona was a great playground when I was a kid and teenager. So many people now.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Cyberhugs suck, but it's all I have to offer right now. This must be so hard, I'm so sorry! I'm looking forward to your post about the new set of memories you'll make on his first trip home. xoxo

The Life of Riley said...

Thanks for posting about your journey. I loved seeing your photos and the amazing scenery.