GratiTuesday: Home, sweet home

My husband and I just returned home from a trip to La Paz, Mexico. We enjoyed a week of lovely weather, beautiful vistas, wonderful food, and pampered relaxation. On most of our trips we tend more towards the Best Western or Hampton Inn-type accommodations. We are much more inclined to spend our money on our daylight adventures and less on where we lay our heads. This trip was different; some friends invited us to take advantage of a deal they found through Expedia and join them at a lovely beach resort near the tip of Baja.


Our trip couldn’t have gone any smoother or our travel companions been any more compatible. The resort was lovely and, although it was off-season, we enjoyed picture-perfect weather and warm ocean water.

Tomorrow I will finish unpacking and doing the laundry. I will start having to plan meals and making lists of errands that need to be run. I will miss having fresh towels provided and our room cleaned every day. I will especially miss the pool that was just outside our door, and a nearly deserted white sand beach that was just a few steps further.

But, right now, I’m so grateful to be back in my home. I am always sad when a trip is over, but I love to return to my comfortable and familiar surroundings. No matter how interesting and beautiful the world outside my little bubble is, there really, truly, is no place like home.

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24 thoughts on “GratiTuesday: Home, sweet home”

  1. Glad you had a great trip and wonderful weather! But you’re right…. nothing beats sleeping in your own bed!! Can’t you train the “Mr.” to bring you a margarita?!?!

  2. It is nice to go away, but it is nice to get back home afterwards. Yes, the amenities are gone and the casual, laidback feeling of vacation … but home is where all the memories are stored for safe keeping 🙂

  3. Yes, I could never be a snow bird. I have learned that for most of my road trips, by the end of two weeks I need to be back In my own little space. Although right now the thought of three weeks on Padre Island instead of two is looking pretty good…

  4. So glad you had a great trip ~ it sounds wonderful. It’s always nice to be pampered a little, but nothing beats the comforts of home.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful, luxurious, relaxing week. But I know what you mean about ‘home, sweet, home’. One of the reasons I love to travel by sail is that wherever I go, I’m ‘home’, but even with that, I am still a bit homesick these days.

    Do you have another travel adventure planned in the near future?

    1. We have a few trips planned… both long and short, here and abroad. I attended a travel workshop yesterday and it got me thinking about all the places I’d like to visit. We just sent for our passports to be renewed so, in about 6 weeks, we’ll be ready!

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