Monday, January 23, 2012

Our friends Paul and Emaly depart for their home in Australia

Our friends Paul and Emaly joined us for a screening of "Return of the Jedi" on Saturday evening before their return trip home to Australia. Paul had been here for three years working his way along as an editor. A few months ago he decided it was time to head back to the land down under with his wife Emaly whose continued to live in Perth this entire time. She's visited every six months or so and they've spoken regularly using Skype, but it's been long separation for them both.

I met Paul during the "Back to the Future" 25th Anniversary Celebration over a year ago and we've been hanging out very regularly. He's been a regular fixture in the 10th Box as well, diving into a long series of screenings and crazy marathons with Rebecca and I. Now he and Emaly are, at this very moment, probably on their very last leg across Australia to arrive back home in Perth.

We brought them to LAX last night after a hectic day of organizing bags, having a wonderful dinner prepared by Rebecca and watching one last epic movie together in the home theatre. Even though we're really going to miss them, I know they'll be starting a great new life back in familiar surrounds. Best of luck, you two!!!


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