It was great to spend time with family, get my kids together with their grandparents, and share a couple of beers with hometown buddies. It was also wonderful, even a bit emotional, to spend time in my parent's house (above), the place I spent my formative years. The place I learned to be a kid. The place I learned to be an adult. The place that figures so prominently in my dreams, awake and asleep.
Few things feel as comforting and relaxing and just plain right as going back home.
"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." -- John Ed Pearce
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." -- Robert Frost
"Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest." -- Robert Montgomery