And I'm back...

Three and a half weeks. Nearly 100 hours in a minivan. More than 5,000 miles.

In our westward trip this spring, I saw some of the most beautiful sites in the country.

The Great Plains

The Painted Desert

The Grand Canyon

The Oregon Coast

The Pacific Ocean

The Redwoods

The Rocky Mountains

And we saw some sights that were truly one of a kind.

Random Dog in Motorcycle Trailer

But as they say, "Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."

The Missouri Ozarks -- My Home

When we rolled back into Missouri a couple weeks ago, something inside me let out a sigh. There is no place I would rather be.