1. All good things must end. Bill, Diane, and I ended our get together in La Push with cups of steaming coffee and we squeezed in one last wonderful conversation. I suppose we still have to learn to say goodbye. Being such good friends is a comfort. We tackled many hard questions. But, alas, we had to go.
2. The drive from La Push to Eugene was long for me and required me to nap at a rest area north of Longview. I wondered if maybe the yak sausage and eggs and hash brown I ate in Aberdeen made me drowsy.
3. The Deke was at Sixteen Tons when I arrived in Eugene and joined her and enjoyed learning what she'd done in my absence and then we went to Billy Mac's for dinner and I was so tired from driving all day and from the sweet exhaustion of having enjoyed myself so much that the best feeling of the evening came when my I rested my head on my pillow and fell into a deep sleep.