Tonight we bid an official farewell to one of the dear friends I have made in the Bayou City these past four years.  She and her boyfriend are spending the next year hopping from continent to continent, completely unplugged and uninhibited.  I wish her only the best of luck, health and good spirits for her journey and hope that she will be safe and sound wherever she may go.

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

- Jack Kerouac