Dear Oregon,

I'm sorry, but I had to leave. Many faraway lands have been calling my name to come and explore. Life is short ya know? Perhaps I'll be back someday to say hello, but for now, I've got a lot to learn and a lot to see. You have been good to me over the last several years, you gave me a ton of deep snow last winter and a few waves on your beautiful coast that absolutely blew my mind... I had to pinch myself just to make sure they were real. Take care of all my good friends while I'm away. Keep your delicious micro brew flowing, all your lovely strippers in check and don't forget to keep those summers nice and hot for all the drunken river floaters. I already miss you!

Love, Me

P.S. Keep Portland Weird.