The last day of our cruise was another slow-paced day for us. I think that helped us ease into the thought of heading for home.
We met up with the song circle folks again, this time upstairs in one of the card lounges, and Dave got to jam with musicians again for a little while.
We shared a bottle of wine with a different set of good friends and talked about how funny the future is, bringing us to places we wouldn’t have expected.
Jonathan Coulton played for us again, and we all sang through our tears when the other performers joined him on stage for the traditional closing song: Sloop John B. I just watched that video again before linking to it, and I teared up again. It was hard to say goodbye to all the wonderful friends I’d made, and to leave this amazing nerd summer camp. Despite the sadness I felt about leaving, though, it was true – I did want to go home. After a week, I missed contact with my family, I missed my cats, and I was tired of sleeping in a tiny shoebox of a room. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to go back and enjoy JoCo Cruise Crazy 4.