Are you ready for me to come visit?
I understand you’re hanging at about 104F/40C this week?
I guess that’s your way of welcoming
I can’t think of better weather to be lifting and carrying boxes in all day.
I’m particularly excited about the flights of stairs I’ll be going up and down (over and over again) in the heat.
My son is very excited to become a Texan, and I can’t say I blame him.
After all, who wouldn’t want to go to college?
I’d go back in a heartbeat.
back when the dinosaurs roamed I went to college on the beach in Santa Barbara –
But, college is college.
I bought cowboy boots *just* for you, Texas, but now I’m wondering if people really wear them when it’s so #%*$ hot?
Maybe I should save them for when the weather cools down?
Does the weather ever cool down, Texas?
And if so, when?
In the meantime,
I’m having a Texas cowboy boots vs. Orange County flip flops packing dilemma.
I would never think of misleading you, Texas.
I want to give you realistic expectations about our relationship upfront.
I’m going to visit North Carolina for a couple days after I see you.
Don’t worry, I’m planning on leaving her to come back and see you again.
I have a bad habit of cramming way too much into the trips I take.
Next week, I’ll be leaving both of you to return home to Orange County.
I, apparently, like to torture myself with the inconveniences of air travel and incompatible time zones.
I expect we’ll have a long relationship together, Texas.
(After all, we first met when I was only eight years old!)
I need to make something perfectly clear …
California will always be home.
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P.S. To my wonderful readers – I’ll be attempting “as I travel” updates over the next few days.