Saturday, September 24, 2005

My Going Away Party...

Last night, my professor Katherine threw me a going away party. Katherine is my mentor and without all of her help and guidance I probably wouldn't be moving to Russia for this experience. Her and her husband Joe decided that they would throw me a going away party at our favorite local pub The Cock and Bull (yes, we see the humor in the name). I was very happy to see so many people show up for this party and we all had a great time. I snapped some photos of the party and thought that I would share them with you all. All of these people mean the world to me, and I'm going to miss all of them greatly while I'm gone.

Not counting today, I have three more days in Pueblo before my flight leaves first thing Wednesday morning. I don't really know how I feel yet; my emotions are a little messed up. I've been planning this for so long that it doesn't seem that its actually happening. However, for the most part I just want to get over there and see what it is like. Time is becoming very tight for me and I don't know if I'll be able to post anything between now and when I arrive in Rostov. I hopefully will be able to post a quick message the day or day after I arrive but I can't promise anything because I'll have traveled for about 20 hours, so I might be tired. Yet, I just wanted to state how much I'll miss everyone back here in the states, but I also want to thank you all for all of the support you've given me...I wouldn't be doing this without many of you and I mean it! See you in about seven months.

P.s. For those of you I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to, I'll miss you and I hope you all take care. Keep in touch!


At 11:53 PM, Blogger Lydia said...

Hey James,
It looks like your going away party was a blast. The whole crowd was there! I'm sorry that Simon and I missed. Wish we could have been there to tell you in person how much your friendship means to us, how much we love and will miss you, and most of all bon voyage! Have a blast in Russia!
-Lydia & Simon

At 12:17 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

You will probably be in Rostov when you read this--how exciting! Joe and I are thinking about you. We know that this will be an adventure of a lifetime. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, and remember that we are here for you if you need us!


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