Snap back to reality!
After a fun and exciting holiday with family and friends in NNY & Anguilla, I find myself happily back home in San Francisco. It took us 20 hours to make the journey from Anguilla to San Francisco (we took the longest route imaginable). Delay after delay, no planes, bad weather, no pilot and missing bags. I now despise American Airlines, no matter how many frequent flyer miles they give me.
Yesterday I drove to Patrick Canine Kennels in Petaluma to pick up Henry, Albert and Beatrice. It’s one of the best kennels we’ve left our dogs in. They take them on swimming and hiking trips, let them play outside all day, and will play fetch until the sun goes down. It’s perfect for them. I almost don’t feel guilty leaving them there, almost.
The attention deficit doggies were overjoyed that I’d finally come to bring them home. Within minutes they managed to tear down the gate, climb over the back seat, through my dry cleaning and safely to the front seat, in my lap. It was an interesting drive home especially since Bea was obsessed with licking my face but, eventually we made it.
I’m so happy to finally be home after my two weeks away. There’s a peace that I get in day to day life that’s missing when I’m away. It’s the comfort of knowing I’m right where I belong. Home is what we work for each day, what we come home to at night and where we make our memories. I guess Dorothy got it right, there is no place like home.
MAGGIE’S ANGUILLA FAVORITES!
HOTEL- Cap Juluca
SCENE- Viceroy (great for backgammon too!)
AFTER HOURS– Pumphouse
RUM PUNCH- Smokey’s! (trust me I tried them all)
BEACH- Captain’s cove (it’s a bumpy ride to get there but, well worth it!)
LUNCH- Trattoria Tremonto
NEW YEARS’ CELEBRATION- Blue (at Cap Juluca)