Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dateline: Southbend, IN

I have been quiet the last week or so because I was busy. Busy packing for a trip home. So no pictures to go with this post. I'll have to work on figuring out getting some pictures .... We arrived late yesterday, after a long long long 34 total hours of travel!!!! Some might think that sleeping in a bed would be the best thing after all those hours, but no we both agree hat the hot shower was the best! We squeeked under the weight allowance by 6 pounds! Going home will be a little different, although much of my shopping will be shipped home by mail. I started the shopping..... the dogs so far are the big winners. The dog products/toys in South Africa are much more expensive and finding toys large enough has been difficult. So today I found them a Kong Toy, a chew ring and a Nylabone. I saw a couple of other things for them, but I want to check the other major pet retailers first. I wandered around Target, but didn't spend much, and the same was true at Marshall's. The only other thing was a US phone. I just needed a SIM card so I could use my iPhone. So I picked up a pay as you go phone and some minutes.... I'm back in communication! I also got another memory card for my camera. Another nice thing is fast Internet. We are reveling in fast downloads. I have been downloading Apps and programs for the Xoom! Some were unavailable from a foreign ISP, like the Nook App, well I can't think of any others at this moment. So what's up next? Walmart, Home Depot, Jo-anns, Michaels, and any other store that looks interesting. Today I am meeting with my old Quilting Bee....I foresee lots of hugs and laughing today! As always more later! Beth (sorry no photos, blog posting on the tablet.... is not as easy as I would have thought)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet being back in the USA is fantastic and the fall sights bee-u-ti-ful! Being home is always good no matter how wonderful the South Africa experience.

Becky said...

I know what you mean about tough to find tough dog toys. Our dog is "ruff" on toys too LOL! Sounds like you're keeping busy and having fun!! Have a great time! OH!!! I GOT YOUR CARD TODAY!!! THANKS! I LOVE it!!

Jean said...

I am happy for you to be "home" for a bit. How long will you be here? I imagine you might feel a bit disoriented with the long trip and the shift in cultures! I can only imagine -- you are the world traveler, not I. Enjoy, enjoy your vacation time.