||[Dec. 23rd, 2008|11:54 pm]
Amaranth and Sky Go Homeless!
The following is the short short short short short version:
Thanks to Oregon for being such a great home that it took 24 years for me to leave.
Thanks to Stan for helping me quit my life in the first place, a year before the trip.
Thanks to Connections for my going away party -- you were the hardest part of Eugene to leave.
Thanks to all the friends, family, and strangers who gave us support, money, food, supplies, music, shelter, showers, laundry, souvenirs, memories, hugs and prayer before we left and along the way.
Thanks to Dave for being my mailman and storing my books and floofy skirt!
Thanks to Subway for your nation-wide $5 sub deal that kept us alive.
Thanks to my car for not dying in the middle of Texas -- that's why we didn't go to Texas...
Thanks to Sky Zolar Jones for not murdering me, and for being you.
Thanks to God for all the wisdom and jokes and new mercies every morning.
Thanks to Richmond for the immediate welcome to my new home.
Special thanks to that church we spent one illicit night with and we don't even remember your name! We know you know, and we will all be ever wondering...
Special thanks to Lisa and Mario, who each volunteered to foster different pairs of my green shoes, unprovoked by me and unbeknown to each other.
(which we are completely qualified to give and are totally not arbitrary at all):
Oregon - greenest
California - grossest
Nevada - most unwelcoming
Arizona - most carefree
New Mexico - most roadkill until Oklahoma
Oklahoma - friendliest
Arkansas - most delightful
Alabama - dishonorable unmentionable
Mississippi - most surprising
Florida - most awards, so I won't list them all
Georgia - most lethal
North Carolina - cutest
Virginia - most picturesque
North Dakota - most patient
OK so I just now made up that last one, but you waited patiently for your Sky when we headed south, and still you wait for the Dragonfly...
(Sky, did I forget any?)