But don't expect it to be the same. Though we went to very different places for the holidays, Mark at Zeitzeuge made a couple of comments about his trip home that also ring true about my own.
--You realized during your holiday with family, that things aren't the same. Even though you had a wonderful time, you don't really fit in anymore. The place you called home, is now known as the place where you grew up. Despite all this, I still look forward to my next visit.
--You realized that you couldn't wait to get back to the place you can now call home.
Check out his blog. It's well written and a fun read.