Free trip home. Who can complain. Technically Home was an hour East but still close enough to call home. The first thing I noticed when I got off the plane was the beautiful smell of Sac. It is a combination of the vegetation in the area combined with the air coming off the ocean. It is just a bit of humidity. It is a smell that I got used to when I lived there and didn’t notice while I was there but coming back after being away that fresh sent was undeniable. Sac had some beautiful weather while I visited. I wish some of the rain from Denver had followed me but I won’t complain about the sun and Spring temps. Not too cold and not too hot. This time of year is perfect. In addition to a couple of days in Sac, I also got to really go home and visit Grass Valley. I went to a couple of favorite restaurants and hooked up with friends I haven’t seen in a few months. We lived in Grass Valley long enough to make a really happy life and the people are what I miss most. I miss the area but love the opportunity to see what Denver is all about as well. I find that traveling is always a double edged sword. There is always the feeling of wanting to revisit each of the beautiful places that you see but yet always the desire to see new places as well. This is crux of the traveler. There is never enough time to see all the places on your list and yet you love each and every place for its own beauty and want to return to experience each place again and again. Places you have lived are the strongest. You lived there because you loved it and those places we call home will always have a special place in your heart. Salt Lake City will always have that pull for me and so will Grass Valley. Now the opportunity to share the love belongs to Denver. I won’t say I feel home yet but it is growing on me.