22 August 2011

The Bear Says Goodbye

In my last post, I recounted how Bear and I went to Disneyland and stayed well after midnight. After we got home, Bear packed and I got my stuff ready for my return to work. We got to bed about 2:15 am.

The alarm went off at 4:20 am. Yes, we got 2 hours of sleep! Bear's flight left Long Beach at 7:10 am and he wanted to be there by 6. So we hustled in the morning, taking showers, getting dressed, and getting out the door in a little over an hour to get on our way.

The drive was uneventful and we soon arrived at the airport. We got parked and got Bear checked in with his luggage. We found a bench to sit on to talk. I think we talked about inconsequential things to cover the fact that I didn't want him to leave and he didn't want to leave. I explained where he would be going to get through Security...and I mentioned that the line was getting long. Of course he panicked, being a bit nervous, which was fine.

We hugged and mumbled our thanks and appreciation and regret for having the long weekend end. He went to get in line and I left the airport, not being able to stay to watch his plane take off.

At 8:58 a.m. I received a text from Bear announcing that he arrived in SF safe and sound.

Later, I posted on Facebook: It wasn't easy saying goodbye to Bear this morning.

Bear commented: Aw, it was hard for me too, behr! But we were good! We kept our composure and barely cried at the airport! HUGS!

And thus ended the Bear's first visit to Los Angeles. Quite the success I would say. I'm looking forward to his next visit

So....who wants to visit next?



Cubby said...

Bye bye Bear :~~~(

Seth Rogaine said...

Thanks for the great sum-up of the best vacation I could have ever hoped for!
I'm so glad we're friends, behr! HUGS!

Wonder Man said...

that was bittersweet, but I'm glad it was an overall good time for you

Mind Of Mine said...

Book me a flight and I am there.

Stan said...

I would love to come out there again. It's only been 35 years since I was last out there. *sigh*
Thanks for the great last few posts. I loved reading about the visit.

SteveA said...

You'll see him soon :-)

Nik_TheGreek said...

You're not that far apart. You'll meet again soon.

When can I come? It's been ages since I last was in that side of the world!

mistress maddie said...

Wellllllllll, it sounds like someone had a wondeful visit! And you guys had a great time byt he sounds of it!

CJ/Rick said...

Sounds like a great time.
I would love to visit but you're too wild for me. I've only been to an amusement park a couple of times in my youth.