In mere hours I will be leaving this lovely city, the first home I had with the love of my life and our two furry sons. After a quick trip to visit our moms and families for Mother's Day, DocDufresne, Andy, Emerson, and I will embark on a cross country trip to Portland, OR.
The move has been hoped for, but has happened rather suddenly with a VERY recent job offer and VERY imminent start date for Doc. In less than a week we've had to wrap up projects at work and our volunteering gigs (Goodbye, Cares4Pets!), pack up the apartment, and say goodbye to as many folks as we were able to (some of whom we actually knew).
It's bitter sweet. There are many things about Philadelphia that I'll miss and forever remember fondly. Time spent in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wissahickon Valley Park, and Old City. Meals shared at Vientiane Cafe, Horizons, and Bacio Italian Restaurante. Relationships cultivated and strengthened with co-workers, Cares4Pets, friends, family. Our first home together (I assume that I'll quickly forget the MANY negative aspects of this apartment!), the great working experience I've had...the list goes on.
So farewell, Philadelphia! We'll miss you! Thank you for the past two years!
Readers, see you in Portland!