On June 15th, 2004, we pulled out of town and left Virginia. After saying goodbye to our neighbours, and leaving my beloved anthurium with Kristi, we drove out to Bacova where I administered a test for the boy whom I had been tutoring. We said good-bye to his family, and left the state.
The Pistons won the championship against the Lakers and we watched the exciting game from our hotel in Tennessee. We considered it a blessed omen.
(We didn’t know, but on that day Little Red’s betrothed, Kyra, was born.)
We travelled along I-40 the following day, spending the night in OKC. We spent the next night in Flagstaff.
Five years ago today we entered California for our one-year stint, full of optimism and promise and dreams. Five years ago today.