No Place Like Home.....

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

My last day of vacation I stayed in Montrose Colorado, and got in rather late, and left early to get home, so no time really spent in Montrose.    I stayed there so I could come home via Highway 50 and go through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and see Blue Mesa Reservoir.   I had not been through there for years.   Wasn't happening, as there was road construction and would not open for 5 hours!   So, wasted an hour, and still had to go back up to I-70 and head home.

 

Vacation is something to look forward to, to get away and have some downtime.  This vacation was definitely for seeing Idaho, a State I had never been to.   It was beautiful and so glad that was my choice.

 

Coming back through our mountains, I was thinking, WOW, I live in a beautiful state, and Colorado is certainly stunning.    If you haven't ever been to Colorado, going through Glenwood Canyon is stunning.    However, earlier this year we had some monsoon rain, which resulted in mudslides that covered the highway and shut down the highway for a couple of weeks.    Months later, the mess is still being cleaned up, and traffic is narrowed to one lane.

 

 

The trees are changing both in Idaho and Colorado, as I went past Vail, many trees on the side of the mountains were blazing with color.   Another thought that came to mind while driving was --- going over a "pass" has different meanings.   I went over Teton pass, and there were only a few "switchbacks" to get to the top of the pass.   Going over Vail pass, there are miles of climbing to get to the top of Vail Pass, and also the Eisenhower Tunnel, miles of climbing!

 

 

Picking up my kitty was a joy, and so missed her!   Sleeping in my own bed - heaven!

 

There is no place like HOME!  

 

 

 

Comments (28)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Joan, for sharing your vacation travels.

Have an outstanding weekend.

Sep 18, 2021 07:50 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

You like vacations. Hope you do well blogging about it. My condo is in Orange Beach Bama..

Sep 18, 2021 07:52 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Whenever I go on vacation, I cannot wait to get there. I love discovering new places. Then I love coming home and sleeping in my own bed!

Sep 18, 2021 10:07 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Glad you are safely home from your travels.  I tend to plan my trips so when time to go home it is nothing but home in mind.  Vacation over the moment I begin the trip home.  Mark

Sep 18, 2021 10:39 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love trips to explore, and enjoy being away from home. But as you stated, coming home from an adventure is also a wonderful thing.

Sep 18, 2021 12:04 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... no doubt that a vacation is nice, but it's always wonderful to get home to one's own bed and of course one's fur-babies.

Sep 18, 2021 12:33 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - You are so right, there is no place like home!  But getting away is important if for no other reason to appreciate "home" when you get back.  I can tell you that back in 2003, Rick and I spent 4 days in Colorado, and every day we drove to a different resort town.  We even went to the headwaters of the Colorado river because we have spent so much time on that river in CA and AZ.  It was wonderful. I really enjoyed the Rocky Mtns.

Sep 18, 2021 12:46 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joan- I agree...no matter how much fun we have, returning home from being away is always so special. For me I can't wait to sleep in my own bed. 

Sep 18, 2021 02:43 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Joan! Glaad that you had such a wonderful vacation. Now back to full speed ahead!

Sep 18, 2021 04:07 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, thank you, and was certainly a great trip.

Sep 19, 2021 04:58 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eric, did not know you were now in Alabama.

Sep 19, 2021 04:58 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, exactly, so much fun going, but coming home has its own thrill.

Sep 19, 2021 04:59 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark, it was a great trip, but glad I am home.

Sep 19, 2021 04:59 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kat, with you living in a paradise of your own, would be the same feeling!  

Sep 19, 2021 05:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina Hollander, Broker was so nice picking Suki up at the kennel, and she was happy to be home too.

Sep 19, 2021 05:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we are so lucky to have so many wonderful places to explore and enjoy the beauty.  Your trip sounds like a lot of fun!  

Sep 19, 2021 05:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, that was definitely one of the things I was excited for being home! 

Sep 19, 2021 05:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky Dickerson definitely did - two listings yesterday and showed a home.  Looks like a busy week coming up!  

Sep 19, 2021 05:03 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always feel like that too.  No matter how nice my travels are, it feels really good to be back home, haha.

Sep 20, 2021 04:52 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian England I cannot agree more, no matter where the travels took you, home is always so nice to return to! 

Sep 21, 2021 08:32 AM