This is my last night in California for a while.
I'm at my parents house in suburban Torrance right now. Tomorrow we head east. I saw a dragonfly in the yard today, and I can't imagine where it came from. There aren't really any natural places near here. Apparently it is traveling as well.
It is good that I am leaving, I feel that my roots here have circled, like a tree left in a pot too long. Nevertheless, the process of 'uprooting' is a bit difficult. There have been several sad moments in the last week, but mostly I am just restless to go. It's time to leave. I hope I can sleep... it's hard to sleep before a big trip.
Hopefully I'll have pictures and stories from on the road posted soon.