Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Today, the remainder of the students here at Lacoste all finally got up and got out of here.

Celebrating is in store!!

Everyone got up early, bright eyed and excited to be on the road again - as evidenced by Billy Evatte's enthusiastic expression.

The sun was rising, leaving a beautiful glow over the Luberon Valley. A bit of snow still glistened off of the mountains and on the streets and trees.

Cary Dube showed his energy level was high. The count down from mission control was started. Everyone decided to board the vehicle for the ensuing blast off to come.

The final bags and provisions were loaded into the space age vehicle that would transport the students to the magical realm of Marseille and the Marignane Airport. No one would be left behind (despite Nick and Josh trying to stay). At 7:15, all was prepared and ready.

The countdown finalized and blast off was commenced with no problems. The first stage was moving forcefully away from the pad. The second stage right behind, soon to return to earth and its origin point.

Thankfully, all went well and the world as we know it will soon be back to normal.

Darn it.

Reality bites. I've enjoyed living in a cocoon for 9 and a half weeks. There's no way that Savannah can compare to this.

Except ... that Sue is there. Thank goodness for that. There's no way that going back would in any way be good without her (and our pets) being there.

Thanks, SCAD for this opportunity. I'm coming home tomorrow.

Monday, March 1, 2010


But not in this photo.

Here my lovely girl is next to a water wheel in the little burg of Fontaine de Vaucluse. It's such a cool town and I was lucky enough to share it with her twice while she was in France.

We kept telling ourselves, we're driving around and exploring the SOUTH OF FRANCE!!

That's so neat. Thanks SCAD!

More soon.