Thanks, Montana. It's been a great 24 years.

The time has come to set off, to see what we can see. 

I'll never forget you, Montana.

You've done a great job raising me. 

I learned courage from you, and resilience, and strength. 

I learned to wave at people as I passed them by. 

I learned even the worst of storms will end.

I learned the smell of wheat and sun and earth.

Big Sky, big hearts, big open plains where you encouraged me to spread my wings. 

Skies wide enough to fall in; the clouds will always catch you.

Goodbye, my friends, my loves. 

Until we meet again.

Adventures call to me from the tops of those distant mountains. 

I'll always come back to you, Montana. 

Nothing can keep me from coming