~~I wrote this a couple weeks ago, and just discovered I never actually posted it....Woops!~~
Another blog post with an "Oxford" tag on it!
And honestly, if it weren't for a few key faces missing from view—obstructed by a large russet overpass (Golden, some might call it)—then this marvelous, laughter-filled, chilly, overcast week might have made me think I was back in ol' Ox.
In the weeks leading up to this trip, just thinking about the notion of being reunited with these folks made my heart swell with a joy that is tough to verbalize. And they certainly lived up to the hype! Such a great trip. Such a great way to see that coast for the first time. Such a great reminder of why taking that extra moment to send a message to a distant friend is so, so worth it.
Such a great life this is.
Now back to that other coast I call home (for now, hehe), to see even MORE people who make my life such a joy.
To friends, and family, and travels: Cheers!