For our first stop on our long journey to Cali we spent some time in Virginia and West Virginia visiting friends and family. Saying "bye" or really "see ya later" is always hard. But with each time I move on to a new place I see who sticks by me, who my true friends are. I've lost so many long friendships over the years but I've also gained invaluable ones in moving forward. I'm grateful for every new location, experience, and person I meet and all they have to teach me. I'm grateful for my family and the knowledge that they will always be with me, supporting me. Lastly, I'm grateful for these mountains that raised me to be just as wild and wonderful as they are!