Friday, July 8, 2011

and away we go...

well, we're off. cleaners came today, we put things in order, handed over the keys and left our house. we're gonna miss our tempurpedic mattress, that's for sure!

we've decided to add a page to this blog soon rating the mattresses as we travel and will be employing our friends to help us create a five tier rating system for them. maybe from feathery to rock. or, tori amos to ace frehly. i don't know, but we'll find it. suggestions welcomed!

that's us on our way out of the house. magically, our friends marc and pam (and their sons nicholas and christopher) appeared just as we were leaving. pam was kind enough to take a photo as we launched into our travels. we're gonna miss all of our great neighbors, our wonderful street, the beautiful california weather and, yes, our mattress. but then again, we're on our way to see other parts of the world.

thankfully, after all this feverish readying, packing the house, packing our bags, then re-packing our bags, then re-re-packing our bags, buying plane tickets, arranging to meet family on our way out of the country, we now get to spend seven days on the russian river with some really great friends. aaaahhh... some unfettered time to relax into the travel ahead. the drive up today, after the traffic north of the golden gate bridge subsided and we turned west off the freeway into the redwoods, was beautiful. a little neil young, a little cat stevens and a lot of grateful dead escorted us through our transition from employed home-owners to jobless wanderers.

see y'all!

1 comment:

  1. So glad that Bob and I were able to see you guys before your big trip. Have fun and we can't wait to hear all about your adventures (via blog and in person).