Monday, June 28, 2010

Emotional Morning

While talking with Lynn a while ago I commented that I wanted to make sure to plan breakfast or something for Sunday because I didn’t just want to get up all alone and leave town.  It needed to be a happy memory filled with friends. :)  So she contacted a few people and set up one last Cora’s meal.

Even after my 3am party night bedtime I was up early enough to finish packing my suitcases and to get a start on loading the car.  Then I zoomed off to meet Angie, Lynn, her hubby Jason, and Mark, Cosette and Camille.

I brought along my Road Trip mascot…this cute little tiger Camille gave me when she was sorting her stuffed animals...

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What shall we call him? 

I had planned on getting the delicious Cora’s waffle with fresh fruit, but decided that I needed a more substantial meal with protein for my 4+ hour drive so instead ordered Rosemary’s Sunday

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Bacon, hashbrowns, fruit, eggs over medium, and two small blueberry crepes…

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With coffee, water and a slice of toast for yolk dipping.

** Right here is where there should be a photo of the amazing, thoughtful gift Lynn, Angie and Tasha put together for me.  It’s safe and sound packed in my car at the moment but I promise to show it off as soon as I can. **

Those lovely girlies took the time to put together a photo album of my time in Halifax…photos galore of all of the fun times we had together.  We sure have accomplished a lot in the 2.5 years I called the East Coast home. 

I was just soooo touched that they would take the time to do something like that for me.  Incredible really!!

(they also included gift cards for Starbucks and gas to help keep me going on my Colossal Road Trip)

(and then Cosette arrived and handed me a card Camille made, and also included another Starbucks gift card…I think these folks know I neeeeeed coffeeeeee!)

After breaky we headed outside for our final goodbyes and pictures…

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I really thought I’d make it through without crying, but I guess I didn’t stand a chance.  Lynn got me going, but Angie really got me!!  I blame myself for saying I wished I would be here when her peanut is born.  We were all a real scene in the strip mall parking lot! I will miss those girlies!

Back at the house it was time for loading the car and a final walk through of the house I’ve called home for the last 2.5 years.  Up until today I was OK with letting it go…but it’s the first home I’ve ever owned and walking out the door today was a bit too real.  My keychain is very bare now… :(

Mark, Cosette and Camille were there to send me off…

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I completely lost my shit hugging this girl goodbye.  We were both sobbing messes in the driveway.  I really should have packed my East Coast friends in the trunk of my car.

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We pulled it together by taking more pictures.  :)  My little tiger and I are ready to rock this Road Trip!!

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Fredericton here we come!

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7 comments:

sarah said...

Best of luck on your road trip, girl! I can't wait for more stores and to see your new place when you are all unpacked and moved in.

Mianda @ MirandasJeans said...

travel safe!

Conny said...

Being from a miltary family I feel your pain! I have had to say goodbye to many many friends over the years and it always hurts ALOT!
I love your blog and can't wait to hear about your adventures!
Safe travels!!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

awwwwhhhhhhh... this made me cry!!

Safe travels!! :)

Angie All The Way said...

Gahhh!!!!!!! You did it to me again girl!!!!!!!! *sobs*

Thankfully that cute pic of your road trip tiger in the car grill cheered me up ;-)

Laura said...

My last day in Melbourne was just like this.

A few friends came over & helped me pack the car & oh boy, the tears.

hope your driving safe & I suggest we call the tiger "Drover"

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

Awe...that must have been really rough. Thank god for technology and the ability to keep in touch.

Safe travels!