Sunday, August 9, 2009

I Love Being An American

We're home!

Is there anything better than going home?

To think 24 hours ago; Hubster and I were on the 29th floor of the Toronto Hilton, after watching the O's beat the Blue Jays in a spectacular 7-5 win! We stopped by to see Niagra Falls in Canada on Saturday morning, then had the absolute pleasure of crossing the border into the United States. Home.

As we approached the Rainbow Bridge, I kept my eye on our flag. Our symbol of home.

I must have taken 58 photos of our flag as we inched our way to the border. Home.

If I said it once, I said it a dozen times as my finger tapped the button on the camera taking photo after photo of our flag... I love being an American.

It's that simple. Home.

The words, "O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" were sung at the beginning of every game we attended. We sang of one thing in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Detroit and Toronto. Home.



Tami said...

Welcome home. You were missed. I am so glad you had a enjoyable trip. It is wonderful to be an American isn't it.

God Bless,

Mari said...

Welcome home! You said it well!

joyce said...

That is the way our son and my husband Bob felt when they drove through Canada and back into the USA in Alaska--the flag looked great. And they were let back in quicker than when checked to get into Canada north of Minnesota. The Canadian border agents kept asking my son---weren't you issued a switchblade in the Air Force? Andy just laughed.

Sarge Charlie said...

Your are living the good life my friend, and as far as approching the rainbow bridge, I suspect yours will only have stripes......

Kathy said...

Oh Terry I know what you mean about coming "home". I spent 2 tours 3 years each in Germany and never got home either time. Coming home from those tours are some of the happiest days of my life. "There is no place like home". We came into Dulles from the first tour and my whole family was there, what a welcome home that was. God bless the good ole USA. Kathy

Coffeypot said...

We are born Americans by the grace of God; and are free by the grace of many young men who spilled their blood on American sold to consecrate her freedom and across the world to keep us free. God Bless America!

Lea said...

Welcome Home, my friend and WingMom.