Sunday, August 30, 2009

So Long . . . Farewell . . . .

. . . . . .Auf weidersehen, Adieu. To you, and you, and you and you and you. That's what was going through my head as I battled for hours on end yesterday afternoon to replace a couple of hatch gaskets. Believe me, that is an ear worm that I would not wish upon even an enemy. You gotta think it was going through my head because we are leaving tomorrow and there are alot of "so longs" happening right now.
Yesterday morning, I said "hasta la vista" (my preferred term for "so long" as it indicates return at some point) to Greenlake. Yes, I talked to a body of water and I haven't even stood a long lonely watch on this adventure yet. Actually, it was very nice. My friend, Amy, picked me up and we had one last walk around Greenlake together . . . . . for awhile. I remember doing this with another friend before she moved away to another hemisphere. We didn't succeed in solving all of the world's problems or even all of our own, but maybe the normalness of our conversation was what made it so great to me.
This is a short entry because between about NOW and 5:00 this afternoon, according to E-vite, a little over 100 of our friends and family will be wandering down F-Dock for one last visit before we cut our last line tomorrow around 4:00pm. Wish us luck and comment often


Anonymous said...

So Sorry That I didn't get to say a proper farwell, But I am thinking about all of you and can't wait to read EVERY word. We will miss you and hopefully will meet up with you somewhere.....out there!

scty from Ghost

Rachael and Jess said...

Hi Bakers!

We wish you all the best on your travels! Will you be stopping by Tacoma on your way South? If so, give a ring and we'll come out to wave/visit/bring you anything that you have forgotten! (253-219-4199)

Griffin has been asking about your boys recently, he remembers our few visits together fondly (as do I).

Be safe, have fun and write often. We'll be looking forward to the news of your adventure!

Rachael, Jess, Griffin, Henry and Margot

Connie said...

Fabulous Baker Family,
Travel safe, have fun, and be good to each other. All our best Tom, Connie, Jacob, Ava and Chloe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bakers!
Curtis just left and should be there by at lease 10:00. Have a great time! Carol

Anonymous said...

Good Luck! I look forward to hearin about your adventures! You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

I hope you have turned the corner and that the seas are not too rough as you head down the coast to San Fran. Cheers, Kelly