So this is my regular Wednesday Blog Post. Yes, I know it’s Thursday here in Australia but as my body is still operating on US time, to me it’s still Wednesday. I should also point out that for the last four Wednesdays there have been no blog posts, no website updates, Facebook or Twitter postings, in fact I gave myself a break from the whole lot.
Only exception – emails – these I sifted through daily and thank goodness for that, as there were 745 of the little darlings waiting dutifully in my Inbox yesterday!
The trip to America combined attendance at the wonderful New York, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference, followed by a holiday and visits to some special places in the US, including Central Park, the top of the Empire State Building, The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
This was my first trip to the US and one lovely and unexpected thing was the enjoyment of identifying places which were familiar from movies and television shows, often ones dating back to our childhood – ‘Is that really where they filmed Mr. Ed?’
We enjoyed every moment (minus a few hiccups which are part of the usual challenges of travel). I have a brand new half-written story, saw some spectacular sights – some of which I’ll add below, but I guess none were as spectacular as the sunset viewed from our own backyard last night, which just goes to show that while travel is fantastic, there’s nothing quite like Coming Home.