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Friday Snapshots: Coming Home

Well, friends, I’m home.

I use the term home loosely, of course, as I don’t really feel like Washington state, where I was born and raised, is where I belong anymore.  In recent years, it is simply the place I come back to time and again, for little reason other than because it’s where the majority of my family still resides.

It’s never a bad thing, being home in Washington, but I can never handle it for too long.  It’s too comfortable, too familiar–and at this time of year, too cold.

This week’s photos (courtesy of my iPhone) depict my journey from one home to another, including a balmy stopover in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  I left a big piece of my heart in Medellín, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend time with loved ones here in little old Peshastin.

Envy Rooftop Bar at The Charlee Hotel, Medellin, Colombia

Saying one last goodbye to Medellín from Envy Rooftop Bar at The Charlee

Brilliant colors at dusk on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Brilliant colors at dusk on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Flying home from Florida with Delta Airlines

Goodbye, Florida! Goodbye, warm weather!

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International

Disturbing excess at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International

Cascade Mountains

My home state, as seen through a dirty plane window

Washington State

Wintry Washington

At home in Washington

At least someone’s happy to see me

Do you have more than one place you call home?  

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4 Comments

  • Reply Justine March 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    The concept of home is so complicated for people like you and me. I was just talking to my mom the other day, trying to explain that to her. But it just didn’t click. I completely understand what you mean when you say that Washington is too familiar. I feel the same way about San Diego. I love it, but I constantly feel the need to be somewhere new, somewhere challenging. Well, it’s good that you have the chance to go back for a bit. And your pup does indeed seem happy to see you 🙂 How long are you back there for?
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    • Reply La Mochilera March 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Haha yes the dog is always excited to have someone new to play with! I’ll be here for about 6 weeks total before flying to Europe for TBEX 🙂 It’s a good amount of time…long enough for me to accomplish a lot of things I’ve needed to do, but not so long that I’ll go crazy!
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  • Reply Local Adventurer March 15, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    wow the mountains are beautiful in washington. I guess we’ve always road tripped up to WA so i never noticed the mountains like that. i’m the same way when i’m back in atlanta. it’s good but also makes me feel uneasy being there for too long.. like i’m “settling down”.
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    • Reply La Mochilera March 17, 2015 at 10:55 am

      The mountains here are spectacular! The Cascade range is highly underappreciated! Luckily I won’t be here long enough to make me feel like I’m settling 🙂
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