We're heading east this morning, and before we left town we topped off the MX-5 at Costco, just a few blocks from two of our closest friends when we lived here.
It's been strange, being here the past couple of days. In some ways, I feel like I'm sneaking in the back door of a house I used to live in, looking for the familiar in a place of so much change, and wondering what I'd do if I turned a corner and saw a face I knew.
Our last stop before leaving town was a visit to this small nature preserve, green and wet and alive with the sound of birds. In spite of being surrounded by houses and traffic, it's a peaceful place, and we took time to linger.