Saturday, March 26, 2016


Tonight is my second-to-last night here before I head off for the new semester.


I don't like this part of a trip. I have had a wonderful time these past 2 months. Now, I'm in the lingering goodbye stage where you know departure is coming, and you can't do a thing. But I'm also eager to enjoy new adventures in Japan. Sigh. So divided.

 Mississippi River

 Family Kayaking

 Visiting an old favorite coffee shop - thanks, Mom!

 Here comes spring!
 Trying to photograph a distant group of Bradford Pears from the car
 Breakfast! Thanks, Dad!
 Attempting to photograph a redbud - hello, thumb
 Going to Fayetteville to visit Diana and David

 No sugar added peach pie from my new favorite Shell in Rudy, Arkansas
 My favorite post office - Moscow, Arkansas

 I'll take your word for it...

 More painting

 Even more painting 

 Crystal Lake, Mississippi - do you see the face?

 I used my graduation money (yes) for a new camera. I have no idea how to make it do what I want!

 Finding these things while cleaning make the job rewarding


 Two painting projects

This doesn't even include everything. Just some highlights of an exceedingly delightful trip. And I know the lingering goodbye is the hardest part.

But we all still have to get through it!