Sunday, April 6, 2008

Day 5: San Diego, finally! End of the Tour.

We made it to the San Diego--Carmel Mountain BORDERS just in time to catch the after-church crowd. Had another great day and decided to end the tour with our banner (which Rob earlier had hung outside between two shopping carts.) here being shown held by Jeff and Pam of BORDERS.

So ends the tour. Each store, we found had its own personality but what was consistent was the warmth of BORDERS and its very special employees. In no other organization could we have put together our rag-tag-last-minute "I'm not dead, yet" tour and be so welcomed. I want to thank so many people--all of the DMMs along our route, the GMs, and the staff. But most of all I want to acknowledge Vickie Lorini, DMM, whose area includes Sacramento from which we launched the tour, without whom none of this would have been possible.

The single most important person, however, was my son Rob Poswall, who ran the entire tour like a film production: driving the tour bus, loading and unloading equipment, keeping me fed with healthy food and hydrated, filming for and entering this blog and being great company on our "road trip." As Charlie Chan use to say in those old movies: "Number One Son."

Tomorrow, it's beach time, here in La Jolla, and Tuesday I try to sell books to the medical staff of Scrippts Clinic as I undergo my treatment for Hairy Cell Leukemia. Of course, I will be sending them to BORDERS BOOKS.

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