Friday, July 9, 2010

Home Again

After a very long day in the air, we are finally home.  Megan walked in, opened the mail (which included her DPT license YAY!!) and crawled in bed. I think we've been awake for somewhere around 19 hours right now.  Maybe I'm still in travel mode or I've switched back to CST, but I'm not quite exhausted yet.

Anyway, our first trip overseas was a fantastic success!  We got to see and do just about everything we hoped (missed the Musee de Orsay in France) plus many little extras.  Megan and I got to really reconnect after 3 years of solitude with her studying 24/7.  December will mark 7 years of being married.  Sometimes I think about how Megan and don't share that many hobbies and wonder how that affects our marriage and how much we connect.  Our one main hobby that we always identify with is travel.  This trip really brought to light how much we enjoy the thrill of the unknown that travel brings - not knowing where to turn, almost getting run over by mopeds, negotiating the price of items in foreign  languages that we don't speak and succeeding.  These are just a few of the many wonderful things that you get to experience while travelling.  They way people connect is through shared experiences and after 3 weeks of being with Megan 24/7, I know that she's the only travel companion for me.

At the end of each trip, we always ask "where to next?"  Its hard to imagine travelling again soon, but I think that when we do, it will be somewhere domestic.  We have seen a good part of our ancient world history, now maybe we will head to somewhere in the US and explore our nations history.  As we flew into Newark airport this afternoon, we were able to see New York City, the Empire State Building and even the Statue of Liberty.  I started thinking about the millions of imigrants that saw the Statue of Liberty on their way over to help build our nation.  I'm not a big fan of history, but I've found that if I see it up close, it makes more impact than just reading about it in a book.

I'm getting sleepy and feel like I'm rambling.  I guess the bottom line is, we love traveling; it's what brings us close.  We had a blast, we're home safe now and thanks for following our adventure.


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