"Max, dad is coming to visit in October,
since you're leaving in November ask mom if you can come too?"
"There's no way this is going to work."
"Mom, since I'm leaving for two years and I won't get to spend much time with Aleksi beforehand,
maybe I can go to Utah with dad?"
[wait for it]
"Okay, yeah. Good idea."
Look at that ocean.
Just look at it.
So long Florida.
Two time zones,
and two thousand five hundred miles later,
Celebratory "We're Here" dinner at Iggy's Sportsgrill.
We watched BYU beat Utah State,
but who really cares about either team.
I can't believe it.
It's like I never left.