Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm back . . . literally

Bacharach, Germany
Exactly one week ago today, I was landing at CVG (the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport) on the second leg of a trip that began much earlier in the morning in Milan, Italy. I was part of a trio from the northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area who met up with another six intrepid travelers from Florida.

I must really be getting old.  It has taken me this entire week to recover from the jet lag and get back into my normal routine -- and I'm not working like most of my fellow travelers.  Last night was the first night I went to bed at a "normal" time and woke up at a reasonable time in the morning.  There were some nights when I woke up at 4:40 AM, unable to go back to sleep.  After all, it was 10:40 in Italy!

I knew I was back on track when I could click on my google reader and read some of the many posts my fellow bloggers had written in my absence.  I actually wanted to post to my own blog.  I even created a powerpoint presentation for a talk I am giving Saturday at our library.  I'm going to try to entice others to consider writing their own family history blogs.

So now that I've "recovered" you'd think I'd be finished with traveling for awhile.  As my husband and I have frequently noted, however, once you've been bitten, the travel bug is forever with you.  So here is to the next time!

Barbara, Missy, Kristin, Kathy, Betty and Tommy

Costa Deliziosa docked in Cobh, Ireland


  1. Glad to have you back, and happy the trip was safe and fun!!!! Xoxo Don.

  2. What a trip you must have had! It seems like you've been gone for ages. Welcome back.

  3. It does seem like you were gone for a long time! glad all went well.

  4. Welcome back! Looks like you had a marvelous time.

  5. I know what you mean about the travel bug *bite*! LOL! Only mine was closer to home and was for 3 weeks. I did not want it to end and am hoping to take another like it at least by next spring!

  6. Well I miss you terribly-17 days of pure fun and laughter and now it is over. It really could not have turned out better.

    Yes the travel bug has bitten me hard and I can't seem to get Ireland out of my head hmmmm.....who knows. We have to do it again.

    Thanks for the memories !!

  7. So glad the trip was such fun. Travel is even more rewarding than genealogy. If you can combine them - goldmine!

  8. Welcome back, Kathy! I've recently returned from away too -- dealing with an 8 hour time difference! 10 days later I'm still popping awake at 4:30 am -- but I get a lot done -- until I pass out!


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