b and I went UpNorth this weekend to visit our HomeCity. It was a whirlwind weekend and we both had a good time. I spent two days walking in a way I can only do there. I walked through many of my old neighborhoods and passed by my old haunts. I spent a little time with friends that feel like family and one family member that feels like a friend. b and I had drinks at one of our old date spots and we got to eat food that doesn't really exist anywhere else. I traced the changes that happen in a city that moves at lightening speed and I remain more amazed by what doesn't change that what does. I passed by favorite restaurants, old homes and old schools. I even passed by the church where I first got married. Sometimes I wish I could see it as others do--exciting and invigorating, a city like no other--but mostly it drains me.
We drove home yesterday through snow and ice for over 10 hours--happy to be going home.