Day Twenty Two: There and Back Again

Day Twenty Two: There and Back Again

We are finally home!

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We left Erie, PA fairly early this morning and drove to Little Falls to see the Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfarge. The ship has sailed from Norway, down the St. Lawrence, through the Great Lakes, and is now parked in Little Falls on the canal on its way to New York City.

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We wanted to go aboard, but the line was very long and after all of the travel, we really wanted to get home.  So we took our pictures, bought a t-shirt and headed home.

So here are the Top 10 Things  I Learned Now That I’ve Been There and Back Again:

  1. Driving at 80 miles per hour legally is fun.
  2. Driving in Chicago and Ohio is decidedly NOT fun.
  3. I have a real appreciation for exactly how big this country really is.
  4. I’m kind of envious of the opportunities available in college that weren’t necessarily there when I went.
  5. I’m awed at the beauty of our nation; be it in the rough beauty of the Badlands, to the grandeur of Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse, to the beauty of the mountains.
  6. Time and distance makes problems seem very small and insignificant.
  7. Hotel wifi is incredibly inconsistent.
  8. Most of the country seems to be covered in corn and soy beans.
  9. Home is where the heart is.
  10. There really is no place like home.

Now, I’m going to relax in my own house and sleep in my own bed tonight!  I’m not sure when I’ll blog again, but it will be soon…maybe after I go back and face work after leaving for three weeks.

Happy journeys!

Mike

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