Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Buzz Girl Heading Home

Today, I am finally--after more than seven weeks on the road--heading home. It's been an absolutely amazing journey. Along the way I spent time in:
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Montreal
  • Quebec City
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Seattle
  • San Francisco
  • Houston
  • San Antonio
Here are some of my trip details:
  • I traveled by planes, trains, buses, and automobiles.
  • I packed in a single, carry-on suitcase.
  • I did laundry along the way.
  • I kept under my budget.
  • I missed my family and my dog.
  • I took over 1500 pictures.
  • I posted all of them on Flickr.
  • I went east (Quebec City) to west (Vancouver).
  • I went north (Edmonton) to south (San Antonio).
Am I glad I went on this trans-continental journey? Absolutely! Would I do it again? Maybe, someday. Am I ready to move to Seattle and settle down for a while? Definitely.

My life isn't going to be exactly sane for the next few months--then again, when has my life ever been sane? Here's what I have coming up:
  • Head home to the parents' for a few weeks.
  • Pop down to Welasco, Texas, for a school visit.
  • Pop down to Houston for Forgive My Fins signings.
  • Head out to Vegas for the summer with Daisy and the parents.
  • Pop up to Seattle to scout apartments and neighborhoods.
  • Pop over to Nashville for the RWA national conference.
  • Head back to Oklahoma to pack up for the move.
  • Move to (barring an unforeseen apocalypse or change of mind) Seattle.
After that, I think I'll be in one place for a bit. Well, maybe....


FORGIVE MY FINS (coming June 1, 2010)


Bidisha said...

All I can say is, I wish I were your travel companion!

~Jamie said...

BAH! I am SO jealous of how awesome you are right now. I've been following this whole trip, and can I just say that it sounded AWESOME! So glad you got to do it!

Stephanie Pellegrin said...

I've been begging The Husband to move to Seattle for years. I'm ready to get out of this Southern heat! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Sounds like you have a lot of awesome memories!

TinaFerraro said...

I've SO enjoyed following your travels, Tera, and look forward to when our paths cross in Nashville!

The Golfing Librarian said...

I'm out of breath from just reading this post!
Enjoy the Evergreen state and I will be ever green with envy! ;)

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Mena said...

My only request now is that you write a third book to go with Oh.My.Gods and Goddess Boot Camp!!! I'm DYING to learn about Nicole! :D

Anonymous said...

Sounds so exciting...I'm with the others who said they were jealous. And I'm with Bee on saying I wish I were your travel companion...oh next time you should invite me. I can squeeze myself into a small suitcase, just please make sure you give me some air every now and then. ;)

stephhale said...

Seattle? That is awesome. I will definitely want to come visit. ;) I bet Daisy is SO glad you are home.

Heather Davis said...

I was so glad you stopped by our fair city, TLC - and even happier that you are moving here! Yay!