I spent my last day in the Valley, among other things hugging many friends and hiking Camelback Mountain.
A sign I will always be Arizonan at heart? My tan officially matches the landscape.
The car is packed, including my bikes. I’m off to a new home in Colorado. Thank you all — near and far — for your well wishes, gifts, notes, meals and parties during this crazy month. What a month it’s been! I will miss this great desert, in great part to the many, many people of Arizona I love. I will miss you dearly.
Now, please start looking for flights to Denver. I will be preparing the homestead for your many visits, especially those with a relocation mission.