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Monday, January 23, 2012

Home Sweet Home!

The ole saying be careful what you wish for is certainly one I should remember for myself. When things are hectic around the North Forty I am wishing I were traveling. Then when I get the chance to see some beautiful places I am wishing for the North Forty. Go figure!

 The first night in Myrtle Beach we stayed in the Sheridan where the debate was being held. Security was so tight it was hard getting around. These pictures were taken across the street from the Sheridan where they had a rally the night before the debates. I thought this was pretty neat how they carved each candidate in a huge pile of sand. No sand castles just Republicans.

I do know that if I ever hear or see another politician in the next few weeks or Fox News I am liable to admit my own self to the State Hospital in Austin. Two GOP debates in less than a week was incredible but oh so tiring.  Here is a picture from the Rooster's Nest as Barbara called our seats of the debate in Myrtle Beach. We were not allowed to take pic's but Ms Pearl just had to take one quick one.

The first debate in Myrtle Beach was a lot more interesting than the one in Charleston. It may be because I was so tired by the time that debate started I felt myself almost falling a sleep during the two hours they were talking. Of course the first five minutes with Newt defending himself against his ex-wife's interview was pretty hot and you could feel the steam coming out of his ears all the way where I was sitting but other than that question it was boring.

Ms Pearl did her best to stay contained during the trip. I did though have to request to drop out Saturday and fly home from Charleston. My landlady is a sweetheart but she wanted to drive from there to Tampa for another debate and I could not do it.

We went to sleep at night listening to Fox and woke up to Fox at 5:30 every morning so my nerves were shot after seven days of Fox.

I missed though getting to stay in Savannah on the way to Florida but we did drive through it for a half of an hour going to Myrtle Beach and I got to take a few pic's.

My favorite City was Charleston which I will share some of those pictures with you in the next few days. Right now I am so tired I feel like a Zombie. I flew out of Charleston to Houston Saturday evening and when I got home late that night Tinkerbell cried when she saw me. Well at least that is what is sounded like to me. I of course cried when I saw her and my other babies outside. That night I could not sleep because she made me rub her the whole night. She purred so much I was worried about her. lol

Never have I been missed so much while away on a trip.

I do have some funny stories to tell when I can get the ole brain ticking again. But wanted you to know I am home safe and half way sound. Enjoy these pic's of my short half hour on the beach in Myrtle Beach.

This is where we stayed one night at the Hilton. I wish we could of stayed longer here because of it being on the beach but Barbara found out that there was a debate in Charleston so we packed up and headed for Charleston. I only had maybe thirty minutes one afternoon free to walk this beach.

When I agreed to do this trip it was for the debate in Myrtle Beach and then come home but as you know it ended up being two debates. I think if I had been prepared for what all is involved in going to these debates I might have had a better time. I did not pack for parties, conferences and banquets that were going on twenty-four hours a day and everyone that Newt was at she tried to be there too. I begged to be left in the room or on the beach but not even begging got me out of these meetings.

It was intimidating to be around all these delegates and their families dressed to the nine's while I brought nothing nice enough to attend these different functions. It upset me to the point where on the night before I flew home and the last banquet I attended I was throwing up back in the hotel room.

Barbara kept telling me I should not care about how the others were dressed but it bothered me a lot and I found myself several times clicking my heels wishing for Kansas or Texas. lol

I missed all of you and hopefully in a few days I will be caught up with you.

Next post I will share some beautiful pic's of Charleston. I am in love with that city and want to go back again when I can just be a tourist.

Thank you for all the sweet comments. I missed you too and I am so glad to be home.

Love to all


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Good grief, woman, you've been all over the place! I can't blame you ~ I can't listen to an hour of Fox news before I need to turn the TV off altogether! I know how you feel, Maggie, when you feel you don't have the appropriate wardrobe for what's going on. Glad you are home!

Unknown said...

Wow - what an awesome experience to actually attend a presidential debate. Very cool! But I understand how tiring it must have been. Traveling with other people can also be exhausting! Glad you are home safe and sound.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Not one but two debates, girl I can see that your all politicianed up!

Myrtle Beach looks like a great place to visit and I can't wait for the rest of the pics.

I'm glad your home safe and sound. Yep, my daddy always said, "be careful what ya wish for."

God bless, rest and have a beautiful week my well traveled friend!!! :o)

Shawkl said...

Myrtle Beach looked wonderful...too bad you couldn't have just spent time chilling and your friend could have "debated". You should not have let the clothes deal upset you my dear...after all, how many thousands, tens-of thousands to you think these folks see? You represented us "normal folks"...ha!
Hugs...and glad you are home again!

Sonny G said...

Missed you bunches. Glad you got home safe and had a reasonably good time.. You've got a tougher tummy than me if you could listen to that much BS for that many days lol..
I talked to another lady that was there and she said when they asked Nit- umm , I mean Newt that question , she thought his fat little head was gonna pop right off his shoulders .. I knew that was way to much to hope for though..
Get all those fab stories ready and tell them to us.
as for the clothes- what you wore- you got HONEST~! bet 90% of them cant say that.

GerryART said...

Lordy, we were thinking 'bout you all the while you were traipsing 'round the country, Maggie.

This trip must have been an experience for ya.

So happy that you're home.

hugs 'n hugs,

acorn hollow said...

glad you are home safe and half sound. I live in NH if I get one more survey call I am going to scream when they were in this state they called at least 3 times a day.
I do love the pictures of the sand sculptures.

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, I am so glad that you are home. I made the mistake of taking a survey and never again. They don't listen to what you say, but mark it however they want. I will be so glad when the election is over. I wish they could only politic 90 days before an election. I would cut it down further if I could. Your pictures were inviting for another place to visit. I will be looking forward to hearing some more of your adventures. Take care and rest. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

yaya said...

Welcome back..I'd purr but that would be I'll just stick to saying how much you were missed and I'm glad you made it home safe and I'm even gladder it was you that went to all that debate hoopla and not me!

Buttercup said...

I've worked on a number of campaigns and started young, but the steam has gone out of me in the last few years and I'd be exhausted, too, with that kind of schedule. Politics is for the younger me. Charleston is a lovely city, but my heart is in Savannah and Hilton Head!

Julia said...

Welcome back home Maggie. It hasn't been the same without you. I hope that you didn't had to go spend money for this trip that you didn't even wanted to go on. Thank goodness that you are home safe at last.

Love the pictures of Myrtle Beach.

One good thing that came out of it for you though is that it made you realized how much you were missed while you were away. I find that when I return from a trip it's always so good to be back and I see my home in a new light.

Hope that you get a good night sleep tonight. Hugs. JB

Unknown said...

Harold said, I quote ... 'that hussy!'
We'd have been down there to see you in a heartbeat if we had known you were going down there.

Charleston is my/our favorite city, we LOVE going there.

I'll call you tomorrow ... we need to TALK!

So glad you had a good trip tho.
Love you, sweetie.

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

You live such an exciting life! My goodness. All I do is watch the news, you live it!

Glad you are home and ready to recuperate!

Debbie said...

I am so glad that you are home safely and do not have to hear Fox news anymore, or debates. I get so bored with politics, I can imagine having to sit there and listen. I would have loved to have been there although, when Newt was asked that question about his ex-wife.
I can't wait to see the pics of Charleston. I sure love that place!!
I am sure you were dressed fine. It wasn't really fair that you were not told to bring fancy clothing. I don't even own clothes like that!!!
Rest up, enjoy Tinkerbell, and home.
Love ya!!!

God Bless~

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Maggie,

I am happy you are safe and sound and back home again.
You are a braver soul than me. I don't think I could have been able to cope even as well as you did!!
I am glad you were able to see some pretty place though.
Yes I would love to see Charleston N.C. someday as well. I have seen pictures and they say it is similar to Savannah.

Keep in touch...


Arkansas Patti said...

Bless you heart for sticking it out. Just the sound bites were more than I cared to hear.
And to think that glorious beach waited unnoticed.
Glad you had a safe if exhausting trip.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweet Maggie I am so happy and thankful to see that you are back home safe. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures. I don't know how you sat through all that debating...I could not have done that. Welcome home sweet friend! Hugs

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Missed you so much, Maggie, and I'm so glad you're at home -- safe and sane! My version of Ms. Pearl would have been out full force after even a few minutes of Fox News! I really admire your stamina!