I didn’t want to come home. And although it feels so good being here as I’m writing this on Sunday evening, I didn’t want it all to end and have to return to reality.
We stayed an extra day just to be near our friends. Three of us are cancer survivors and if it’s one thing that’s a by-product of the awfulness of the disease, it’s the knowledge of how precious the time is when it’s spent with those you love.
And sometimes those you love are so very far away.
We began the return journey just before 6 am on Saturday and I’m going to be showing you the sunrise we witnessed through the windows of the car. Please excuse any dried bug splatter that I didn’t manage to clone out.
About every 10 minutes or so, I’d lift the camera to my eyes and take photos as best I could in the darkness as we headed east on Route 10, first through Mississippi and then Alabama before picking up Route 65 at Mobile.
As we drove, we talked about coming back soon. We can’t afford to wait too long.
And every 10 minutes or so, I’d lift the camera and snap a couple photos.
Driving is infinitely more interesting than flying and with a dog, for us it’s the way to go. Especially when you have extra time to do so.
After being on the road for about an hour, something familiar appeared on the horizon. My husband pointed out the bridges in the distance. A friend I met blogging told me last year that the locals call this the Dolly Parton bridge. It crosses the very northern part of Mobile Bay.
And as we went over, I photographed the wonderful morning colors. It wasn’t quite 7 am and it had taken us an hour to get here.
Only 15 more to go.
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Just wanted to share the beautiful sunrise with you. I hope to begin playing catch up with the posts I shared over the past week, and to actually read your e-mails and comments as well as visit my favorite blogs. One thing I didn’t do while I was away was to check my e-mail and visit blogs. And I missed you.
Until tomorrow then . . . your friend,