We were able to book Iberia Air’s direct flight from Madrid to Boston today. We were up early and out of our apartment before nine for our 12:30 flight. As Jim was calling an Uber Sandy caught a taxi van on the completely empty street, which we needed.
Four days shy of three years since we moved out of our home here in Boston to travel the world and live in many wonderful cities for one to four months and now we have been forced to return to this wonderful world class city that we love. We are certainly not sad to be returning home but we have very mixed feelings. Madrid is certainly warmer and felt safer and more comfortable for us but the idea of being stuck there for an unknown period of time was very unsettling. For now we will hunker down and do our mandatory 14 day quarantine. We will also publish a few anniversary blogs and some catchup blogs from past adventures. We very much appreciate everyones concern for our safety and health and all of your welcome home messages in emails and on Facebook.
Welcome back to USA, you wonderful family! We think you’ve done the right thing from start to finish and have given all of us much joy as you did it. We’re glad you’re back, just in case. Donna and I started our voluntary quarantine on March 10, and for the most part, are enjoying it. We walk from 2 to 4 miles six days a week, we eat 2 sensible meals a day, reading, working to keep up our 3.5 acres and buildings, and keeping in touch with family & friends. Love you both!
Oh guys I am sad for you that you had to cut so trip short but so happy that you are back home safe and sound. When this nightmare is over, you can start your wonderful retirement dream adventuress again. Meanwhile as you sit in your lovely ABB, you have all the wonderful memories and photos of all the amazing places you’ve been to hold you over until you take flight again…and it will happen!!! Sure as night follows day! This awful nightmare will end at some point; it has to. Welcome home and we will meet soon, maybe we can do a stoop/porch visit. We’ve been doing those in our hood. People don’t come in but sit on the porch and we sit on the stairs and chat and we can go for walks along the river. Cannot wait to see you two and love you to bits. Stay safe xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Jim and Sandy. My hand over my heart to salute you both. Bless you in your quarantine. Lovley ABB. What a view! So close to needs, wants, family. Sad for your change of adventure and world travels. Feel postive that you will return again. We are hunkered down. I do go out to small market for food and needs. One store sterlizes nightly and opens for elderly/com pop romised on T.Th 7-9am. So far we all are ok, except for me and spring allergies…LOL. Love, Kathleen
Jim and Sandy. My hsnd over my heart to salute you both. Bless you in your quarantine. Lovley ABB. What a view! ns So close to needs, wants, famiy. Sad for your ch as ge if adventure and world travels. Feel postive that you will return again. We hunkered down. I do go out to sm as ll msrket for foid and needd. So far we all are ok. Love, Kathleen