Sunday, August 23, 2009

I'm home, she's home, we're all home


At some point, in the wee hours and far too shortly before we left Olympia, my youngest daughter's accumulated "stuff" was looking like this.

It was just as well I was asleep.

But we made it home, our full allowance of 8 suitcases in tow:

Departure from my parents' garage

28 hours later, this accumulation of sweatpants, T-shirts and other accoutrements of American teenage life was neatly packed in our utility trailer that had been stored in Toulouse:



And, most importantly, she's home:

16 comments:

Le laquet said...

Ah cheese! I take it she's missed it! Welcome home all :o)

spacedlaw said...

Bread and cheese! She has her priorities right!

Loulou said...

Brilliant photo of your daughter and her table of cheese and bread!
So glad you're all home.

Claudine said...

and you are from the Pacific NW :) I love the picture of your daughter with her cheese and bread. I would love a seat at that table! Glad you had a safe trip and enjoyed our heat wave....ick! :)

La Framéricaine said...

How terrific for you to all be reunited! I wish I had a utility trailer about 10 times that size to drag the last of my stuff from Le Havre to Le Blanc come fin septembre!!!

Happy reintegration and a good start to the new academic year!

poppy fields said...

I love it!
Welcome back to all of you :)

Dedene said...

You look like a group of travelling minstrels with all those bags! Glad you are back and that you brought your daughter home with you!

Leesa said...

WOW! I bet you guys are glad to be back home! I was so glad to get back to France and all the good things here... Glad your daughter's back! I bet she had a great time!!

A World in a PAN said...

Welcome back! I'm not home yet, but it will come sooner than I want - still enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

Figaro said...

Good to have you back!

Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Welcome Back, Betty! I look forward to hearing about your summer. Now, on to La Rentree!

Randal Graves said...

Now that's a lot of stuff to ship. ;-)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great welcome home! It looks delicious!

Megan said...

Yay! Glad she got back okay. Wonder where she will go to university now... ?

The Cowgirl said...

And what's better than cheese and bread in France!!

Jann said...

Now this is a happy camper........i would be doing the same!