Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hooray for Home!

Here at last - WE ARRIVED!

One: only one piece of luggage was lost. My second, and smaller checked bag. Better AFTER the race/trip/cruise/vacation than before, right? Besides, it is SUPPOSED to arrive sometime between 7 pm and 7 am. Loveley. Thank you Delta (sarcasm - can you detect it?)

Oops, still haven't figured out how to upload pictures from the NEW camera onto the computer. Oh well - something tells me the 600+ pictures we took will be worth the wait. Ball gown, uniform, and all.

Rays of sun. FINALLY! We have sunshine in Southern California. Yea! Great timing!

Anabelle AND Tabbitha - so excited to see them. Nathaniel found the pair of them. Tabbitha had pressed her hamhocks firmly into the second sink in the master bath, and Anabelle was hiding under the couch. Even he seemed a little misty eyed at seeing the two monsters.

Yes, I have finally picked up my bike and gear bag from Nytro. A MAJOR THANKS to the Encinitas bike shop for keeping them safe and sound. Although I don't think they were too happy with the extra-long stay that my bike had....the guys there were super nice and understanding when I explained the cruise and being way out of communication range.

Food! REAL FOOD! The first thing I had in San Diego was a Blackberry Protein Jamba Juice "thingy". It was delicious. And nutritious. Now, if ONLY people on cruise lines would consider adding a Jamba Juice......

Oatmeal. I get to have it tomorrow morning. The way I like it - with Greek Yogurt and brown sugar. Add my Fat Free French Vanilla coffee creamer to EXTRA STRONG coffee, and I'm one happy camper. Aaaahhhhhh......

Raring to go. Seriously - I want to start training again. The first email I sent was to Jen, explaining exactly that. Let's get this thing started...time to get moving! AND I CAN'T WAIT!

Holy cow, I ate a lot of peanut butter cups on my trip. Um....one large one in every port of call (4 total). But....add in the one in Seattle....and then the one that Nathaniel NEVER ATE from Ketchikan (which I will devour tonight while flipping between Le Tour, Southpark, and Deadliest Catch)...we're talking about 6 giant peanut butter cups. Yeah - another reason why I need to start training again.

Only 96 days to Kona. Thank you Mary Eggers for the email a few days ago. It made me smile. :)

Mom, Dad, Karyna - my family! I miss you guys already... thank you for a great trip, your wonderful support...can't wait to see you again. And to Chris and Charlie (our hosts in Bainbridge Island)...love to you both. I have never seen a carrot-eating-dog...but Charlie - well...you officially turned me into a dog person.

ENERGY! I've got it!!! In spite of my 4 am wake-up call and early morning flights. JEN: Let's get this thing started! Okay? Please?!? With a peanut M&M on the top? Okay - forget the candy. Let's just go. And I'm ready. :)

! And last (but not least) - thanks again to everyone for the wonderful support, kind words, awesome messages - everything. I've missed reading blogs and being on FB - so I'm looking forward to catching up in the next few days! YEE-HAW!

12 comments:

GoBigGreen said...

woohoo! you are back home! Get your bullet points ready bc I go to the inner passage in less than 2 weeks so i need your tour suggestions! ( that hopefully include putting one foot in front of the other not a tour bus!)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

welcome home! you sounds like one seriously happy camper :-)

Ok, just how big IS a giant peanut butter cup? And where can I buy one?

ADC said...

Yay, you are back. Now you just need to upload few pics on FB :)))

Missy said...

Home sweet home, YES!

Kim said...

welcome back! despite a few SNAFUS it sounds like you had an amazing trip! yay for peanut butter cups! mmm!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

HA! Welcome home! GOT your email this morning and responded right away! I told you to call me...so, tick tock goes the clock.

:)

TriGirl Kate O said...

Welcome home Marit! Can't wait to read the race report. xoxo

Mel said...

Yippee your back and FULL of fun energy :) I can't wait to see the trip photo's and esp the ones of you all dressed up as I know you l looked smashing ;)

Laura said...

Race report? Anxiously waiting.... ;)

Seriously though, glad you had a great trip and so excited for you. Next stop - KONA!!! Whoohoo!

Heidi Austin said...

I'm glad you made it back safely and congrats again marit :) Seeing how far you have come is such an inspiration for me. Anxiously awaiting the pics of you in a ball gown!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a great trip, are recovered and ready to kick some ass.

I had a great time cheering you on at CDA. Congrats again on an amazing day.

MB said...

Welcome back! We've missed you!!!