Back: Travel but Always Come Home

Back is the prompt word for Five Minute Friday. It reminds me of a song called I’m Back, by Roger Whitaker, from his television special  in 1983. He had returned to Kenya, the place of his birth to share a musical safari.  Along with footage of his trip he sang songs of the people, places and things he remembered. Our family enjoyed watching it and you can find it on You Tube.

 

Coming Back Home

 

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Of course the place of my birth doesn’t really seem like home, and there is no family there. The place I grew up doesn’t really seem like home any more either, because I’ve been gone so long. Though there is some family there.

 

Home now is a log house in upstate South Carolina near the Blue Ridge foothills. We have lived here for over 20 years and it feels like home. Though it’s got a lot of clutter right now, it is still nice to come back after being away. Everything is familiar. Here is a post that includes a poem about traveling and always returning home.

 

back home

 

 

Back to Favorite Vacation Spots

 

Of course there are vacation places we have visited that we love to go back again and again.

 

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Here’s a photo I took one Fall while traveling on the Smoky Mountain Parkway.

 

back to the Smokies

 

One of the favorite places to go back to is my brother-in-law’s house on a lake in Maine. They are so generous and have had lots of people stay there for vacations. We have been there three times and would love to go back even though it is miles away from South Carolina.

 

Back to Maine

 

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I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #InspireMeMonday

 

12 thoughts on “Back: Travel but Always Come Home

  1. Those really are beautiful places to go back to, Gayl. I agree with you that it’s a peaceful feeling to come back home after being gone. And that really is such a gift. Thank you for reminding me of that gratefulness and contentment! Blessings and love to you Dear Sister!

    1. Yes, I love beautiful places in nature! Having a home with loving family really is a gift to come home to. Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sister! xoxo

    1. Thank you, Tara! And you’re welcome!!! I’m so glad you love it. I didn’t realize your birthday was so close or I would have made it a birthday card. Blessings and love to you! xo

  2. Gorgeous photos, Gayl! Yes, travel is fun, coming home is even better!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, and thanks for letting me know about Michael Card’s book. It’s such a great topic; it will be interesting to see his interpretation and to learn more.

  3. I love the beautiful pictures. I think my favorite is the one by the lake. I love places where I can watch nature. My kids and I enjoy watching tortoises at a park down the road from our house. Thank you for sharing these lovely words about coming back home.

    1. Thank you, Jolene. Yes, I love the one by the lake. It is such a beautiful, peaceful spot. And when I look at the photo it brings back memories of a peaceful time. Watching tortoises sounds like fun! Blessings to you! Thanks for visiting.

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