Monday, April 26, 2010

Ciao, Mike!

It is with mixed emotions that I announce the end of a season, but the beginning of an international movement within the Southern Weather Brigade. On Saturday, Meso Mike (the link isn't working yet, but bear with him), will be leaving for a 1 year tour in Korea, serving with our Air Force. After that, he has a follow on to Italy, where he can reunite with his wife and 2 adorable little girls. Of course, we had to give him a proper send-off. My wonderful groom and Rick and I gathered together in Tifton with Meso Mike's family for the send off. The food was exceptionally yummy at the Pitstop BBQ place. Mike's mom commented that she had never been to a place where they serve pickles in the arm pits of the chicken. We had an amazingly fun time, remembering old times, fond memories of chases gone bad (doggone Dewvoid), and they recapped their plot to travel out to Oklahoma, Dew-less in an effort to actually nab something... RUDE!
Mike redeemed himself when he gave me his own personal copy of Tim's Storm Chasing Handbook, which seriously almost made me cry. So sweet, Mike. His gift to Rick just cracked us all up.Obsession for Rick!

We'll miss you so much, Mike. Keep in touch, and keep on chasing. See you when we chase in the plains. :D



Mike Wilhelm said...

Mike, I wish you well in your new assignment. I am sure you are eager to reunite with your family.

Wayfarer said...

Its been a while since I laughed that hard..Was a great time..Gonna miss ya Bro!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Gtreat laughs. Well folks I am currently at 34000 feet looking to my right towards Memphis, Tn and I can see , some nice tops! They must be at 32k. (yes I'm 450 plus miles away from the Dewvoid) I enjoyed the team and hope you all stay in touch!

Anonymous said...

Rick you are now ready for those stormy nights! MM