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1/30/2009

Decompression

#1 Son and I are home. After a truly wonderful week in Trinidad, where I got to meet so many warm and generous people, it's hard to know where to begin to recount the details of our trip. The only fly in the ointment, if you will, was the truly abysmal Internet Access at Moniques, which is where we wound up staying while we were there. They have a dialup. They have wireless access throughout the hotel, but it feeds into a dialup and it was just unusable. I did attempt a few posts, but there was just no hope. Which is why yesterday, the 29th of January, there was no post here. This blog actually took a one day vacation. The first non-posting day since January 1st, 2008. I COULD backdate a post - but that would be cheating. Let's just call it a 'vacation day'.

Anyway, today is going to be a day to decompress. I have a WHOLE LOT (thank you, everyone) of email read and some emails I have to write, and some people I need to re-connect with. Unpacking. Picture sorting from two cameras.

I did want to say this, however, while it is still fresh in my mind. I LOVED every minute I was in Trinidad, sucky access not withstanding. And the people I met there were nothing short of amazing.

Tash. Her Family. Stinker. And Paul, the good man who is now in her life. Nan. And her sons, Chaz, Sam and Max. Sean, Nan's husband and world traveling helicopter pilot. "Girlblue".

There are many tales to tell and things to recount. There is photo documentation of most of what we did. All of this will come soon. It's time to decompress.

Ndinombethe.

24 comments:

Cat said...

Welcome home!!! It sounds like an amazing time - and I missed seeing ya post!

Shadow said...

welcome home and decompress, decompress, decompress. looking forward to your tales....

Hyphen Mama said...

can't wait to hear all the tales and see all the pics!

Cathy said...

welcome home--glad you had such a nice trip!

hockeychic said...

Welcome home. Glad you are back safely and that it was such a wonderful week. Looking forward to stories and photos when you are ready.

Jientje said...

And welcome home from me too!
I'm sure it was a wonderful holiday, but I can imagine you're tired as well! Can't wait to see those pictures! And we forgive you the non-posting day. You can make up for that in your next posts!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Welcome home, Lou. Relax, decompress and let your body get acclimated to the cold weather again. I’m looking forward to all you have to share about your trip.

Theresa said...

I'm sorry I wasn't there to be part of the Trini Team to show off our island even more. But I know you were in GREAT hands. I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip!

Eric S. said...

Welcome home Lou, sit back, drink a beer, relax and enjoy the reverie. Can't wait for the photos, and stories to follow. Glad you enjoyed your vacation.

Casdok said...

Great to have you had such a wonderful time. Happy decompressing!

Nan said...

We miss you already, but Max has been wearing your hat non-stop. Dad has his eye on it though...! We love us a nice hat around here!

maggie's mind said...

Welcome back, Lou! You more than deserved a vacation day. Can't wait to hear stories and see pics.

Ree said...

Glad you had a wonderful trip. Glad you are home safe.

LceeL said...

Cat: I missed posting too, and I was all prepared to be upset and everything - and then I said ... about what?

Shadow: Thank you, V. I am doing just that.

Hyphen Mama: Maybe we'll start showing pics on Monday.

Cathy: Thank you, Cathy. We had a GREAT trip.

Hockeychic: Thank you, ma'am. Should start publishing stuff from the trip on Monday.

Jientje: Strangely, I am not as upset over the missed day as I thought I might be.

Employee: Oh - the cold weather. The COLD, COLD weather. I actually met two men, at our hotel, who are from India, and they have never experienced temperatures below 60 degrees in the LIVES!!

Theresa: The only thing that would have made it nicer is if you had managed to be there.

Eric S: In Trinidad, THE beer is Stag. Good Stuff.

Casdok: Thank you, ma'am. So very nice to hear from you.

Nan: I am so glad I could leave something there to remind y'all of me, from time to time. And tell Max I said 'Hey!'.

Maggie's Mind: They're coming. Soon.

Ree: Thank you, Ree. I'm glad to be home, if only to have really good Internet ACCESS!

Islandgirl said...

Glad you got back safely Lou and I hope you come back down to enjoy another 'paint out' day with us. Next time maybe at Maracas for a good old shark and bake! :-) It was lovely meeting you and Louis and hearing all your stories.
Happy painting!

Islandgirl said...

Ps. and now we know that a bit of true Trini got into your soul...a true Trini ALWAYS finds a way to take a day off from time to time! Don't stress about it...you were 'limin' ! haha

Patsy said...

Lou, I'm glad you (and #1 son) are home safely. As everyone else does, I look forward to the pictures and the stories.

redchair said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip, Lou. I'm anxious to see your photo diary of the trip.
Vikki

Jibber Jabber said...

I'm glad you and #1 son arrived home safely. I only hope that our cold weather isn't too much of a shock to your system. Can't wait to hear stories and see photos!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Glad you had a wonderful time! Isn't it nice not to need a vacation after your vacation?

Tara R. said...

Welcome home! I can't wait to hear more about your wonderful trip.

Momisodes said...

You're back!!!!! I feel like I should be running over to offer a hug and balloons :)

I'm glad you FINALLY took a day off from blogging. I cannot wait to see pics and hear some stories, but take your time. Take all the time you need to decompress. I'm sure it's shocking to come back to this FREEZING cold weather again, too.

tiff said...

Welcome home.
You were missed.

Lady Language said...

Welcome home and can't wait to see the pics of your trip. Sounds like you had a fabulous time :-)