In a few hours, my wife and I will take the next big step toward the next season in our life.
This trip will be a family reunion, a 50 year birthday celebration (mine), scouting out the new land, a fond farewell, a moving party (Kimba), with a little tourism (NY City on 9/9/09) and a political protest (Washington, D.C. on 9/12) thrown in.
We will depart from where I work in Blue Springs, MO and begin the drive to New Jersey/Philadelphia. There will be four people in the truck on the way there. Only three of us will come back.
We will leave our son there. He is officially going off to college.
My oldest daughter, Bean, will fly in from Dallas tomorrow. Kimba will fly in from Nashville on Sunday. My family (parents, brother and sisters, aunt and cousins) will see all the members of my household all together for the first time about 10 years. Needless to say, my children have changed substantially during that time!
I think everyone involved is very excited!