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Home Again!

As John Denver sang, “Gee it;’s good to be back home again!” I know we weren’t gone long, but sleeping in any bed but my own just isn’t the same.

We stayed at the La Quinta Inn on Appleway in Coeur d’Alene. Our room was very nice. We had a humongous king-sized bed. I felt like Amoeba and I were sleeping in separate rooms.

I took Amoeba by the house I grew up in. He saw my elementary school — what could be seen of the original building behind the additions and portables. And he saw the park that now occupies what once was a gully. The hole was filled, the land pretty much leveled, and soft green grass now grows where there used to be weeds, wild flowers and evergreen trees.

Amoeba and I spent time with two of my sisters, my brother-in-law, my cousin Patty and three of her kids. My sister Jackie and I went to the second hand store and I bought Amoeba two brand new pair of blue jeans for $5.00 each. He didn’t need blue jeans, but at that price I couldn’t not buy them.

Jackie also sent two cases of homemade jam home with us. We packed them in the suitcase which, ironically enough, actually made it easier to pull. From now on I am always going to pack it way too full. (Don’t tell Amoeba.)

We had lovely weather for driving. We didn’t take out own car, but rented a Chevy HHR instead. I didn’t have a chance to drive it, but Amoeba says it handled well. I know it was very comfortable to ride in. So comfortable I even had a couple of naps.

I have pics. Not many, but definitely a couple I want to share. For right now I have some business to take care of, then I’m headed for bed. I will see you all tomorrow!


  1. Sounds like a fun time was had by all. Always nice to get away from the rat race 🙂 Glad your home and hope you get some rest 🙂

  2. I know what you mean about there being no bed like my own. No bathroom like my own, either. I’ve never understood king sized beds — seems like a waste of space. Unless one sleeper is really big or thrashes around a lot.

    Glad you had a great time and a great trip home!

    1. Barbara — Amoeba and I are both good sized people and that King-sized bed was just huge. We each have plenty of room in our queen-sized bed. We can even sleep in a double bed just fine in the winter time, but in the heat we prefer not have more space.

    1. Jeff — you’re right about the jam. We got some really yummy stuff, like strawberry-rhubarb, blackberry, strawberry-raspberry, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry.

  3. 5$ for Jeans?!! That´s insane. I would have bought them too.
    Glad you had a good time and got home safely. Can´t wait to see some pics.

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