Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Home at last

Yes, I'm home for a while after a week of travel. The business part of the trip took me to Grand Rapids, MI which was much bigger than I expected. It has a population of about 195,000 people - so I was told. It was an interesting looking place filled with red brick buildings that were either old restored and converted warehouses or new buildings that are made to look like restored warehouses. It had a surprisingly large number of restaurants and a lot of activity. From there I went to visit my mom and other family and friends for 2 1/2 days before heading back home. While in the US I ate some things not readily available locally or very expensive like sushi, a juicy hamburger and BBQ ribs (not readily available). I took mom out a couple of times for dinner, had breakfast with TMS and TSK, and spent some quality time with TBF's sis and her family. And, not to go unmentioned - dinner on my entry evening with my bro and sis-in-law. I also did some shopping, although not very successfully, but managed to get some basics that I like from the US - socks, hosery and underwear. I arrived home Sunday evening after missing TBF for the week and then had to off to Nyon yesterday for a brief visit. But, now I'm home and enjoying an evening with TBF. It's time for us to start discussing our next adventure in travelling, so I have to go now. More later.
Ciao!
PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY TMS & TSK!!!!

6 comments:

Diagnostic Dave said...

Hey Mrs TBF. Welcome home. Hope you are suitably impressed that I am on line and have commented so soon after your original post. Jx will be home on Thursday evening (Leaving again Saturday morning), and is coincidentally coming via O'Hare. Jx too has been shopping (In san francisco) and I am given to understand that there is not even room left in the suitcase for a wafer thin mint.

Karen said...

It sounds as though both of you have just been having a wonderful time though I must admit, I get tired just from reading about your travel schedule ;-)

The Big Finn said...

Karen - You ain't seen nothing yet. This Saturday begins a run of four trips over the next five weeks - Corsica, Alicante, London, and Liverpool. Then we'll take a much needed break from vacations by spending July and most of August at home.
Stay tuned...

The Medium Swede said...

thanks for the b-day wishes.

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Expat Traveler said...

ok both of you, I'm so jealous...traveling traveling traveling... I seem to be staying in one city for too long! It's called immigration hold up!

The Sour Kraut said...

TMS and I were also impressed with the west coast of Michigan. You'd swear you were on the east coast of the US. Very pretty, artsy, wine country...we loved it.

Thanks for the birthday wishes. I can't believe I'm 37 already.