Here's a picture from this afternoon
Yes, I made it HOME!
I arrived home early this afternoon - The Husband and The Child picked me up from the airport. It was sooo good to see them. We grabbed a coffee on the way home, then sat out in the yard with the dogs, enjoying the afternoon.
Tomorrow I need to go into work in the morning to pick up expense receipts from previous trips (my expense report is overdue) and to drop off my passport so I can have a visa processed for my next trip overseas. A little bit depressing to think about traveling overseas again so soon, but it should be the last work trip for a while.... The rest of the day will be spent running errands, cleaning dogs, and packing for the Specialty. I plan to leave Saturday morning. LOTS to do before then!
I wanted to add one P.S. for Penni - your note about the pick pockets in Madrid proved all too true. One of the folks I was traveling with took his hand off his luggage for a few moments while he went stepped out to the curb to look for the bus that was to pick us up. While he was at the street, someone asked him about a cab. When he went back to his luggage his laptop bag was gone. And 2 other people in our party were standing right near his bags. Their attention was diverted for just a second. Yikes! Thankfully he had his passport and wallet on him, so it didn't hinder his trip home. The thieves did get his laptop and about $500 in various currency.