It definitely was a trip of highs and lows. I am still processing it all. Maybe it was my mood during the trip? I never quite shook the winter blues for obvious reasons you will know if you've been watching the news reports on the dire weather in all parts of the US. There were good bits believe me...lots of good times and I am hoping those memories of the good times will over ride the bad times. Or so called bad times. I didn't get mugged, I didn't injure myself...I got sick the day AFTER I got home...so what the hell is wrong with me...why didn't I come back glowing like I did from my UK holiday (despite being sick for the last ten days of it)? It's a mystery to me...I blame it on the winter blues. I don't like winter...never have, never will. (who do I live on the prairies then you ask? that's a whole other post or two or three...) I knew traveling in the US in the winter would be a gamble but I had my hopes. New Orleans provided a brief respite...so did Jackson and that one beautiful day in Biloxi....we won't discuss New York's weather....okay we will...later....
So I have to break this down....
|Jackson's capital building|
|yep snow on the sand...first time I've seen this.|
|House decorated for Mardi Gras|
|Wow the paths were cleared along Fifth Avenue - I wish I had taken pictures of the snow situation in East Harlem!|
So in analyzing it really WAS a great trip and I have lots of stories to share. I have just given myself a slap on the side of the head....seriously I just did...I was very lucky, am very lucky to be able to do all this traveling and so what if I run across a few snags on the trip now and again. Take a deep breath, put on your big girl panties and carry on. I have to roll with it as they say...hard things for a control freak to do but I will work on that.
Then again...anyone want to buy me a plane ticket to Hawaii?