Goodbye, Texas

You read that title correctly. I have officially moved out of Texas. While I was happy to bid farewell to the state of Texas, it was hard to say goodbye to my friends, family, coworkers, and students. I had mixed feelings about saying goodbye to my apartment. It was far too expensive for my budget, but I loved the layout and the location.

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A few of my things I gave to a friend

Texas is not for me, though, and it was past time to move to better things. In order to get this trip started, I wanted to fly but Sue Jung needed some medical clearance.  (This ended up being a huge time and money saver for moving her into a new apartment in a new state.)

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Waiting patiently at the vet

A few days after her medical clearance, we boarded a plane. Just like my trip from Korea to Texas, Sue Jung flew in the cargo hold and I made sure to have a non-stop flight.

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Landing soon!

Once I got Sue Jung settled in, it was time to fly back to Texas and prepare my car for a long road trip. It drove like a champ, by the way. Here are some of my favorite sights. If you can’t tell, I LOVE mountain views.

I’m looking forward to starting my new life, but more on that later!

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4 comments

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Got to find your inner speed. I did not like Texas initially, it kind of grew on you especially when you are about to retire. When I retired, I looked at Texas, love the tempo…relax chill. The medical facility just down the road and all I looked for was close distance for example the Best Buy use book store and eating places. What else you need. For right now go and adventure, later you will see what I mean..

    1. There are definitely a lot of positives to Texas, but I never felt like it was where I wanted to live. It never felt like ‘home.’ Maybe I was just in the wrong cities, but I don’t think so. I’d like to live in a place with more walkability and/or better public transportation…ultimate best would be weather that I love.

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