Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Just before Steven went into his biopsy on Thursday the 17th, we asked the doctors if it would be okay for us to take a trip to California that weekend--before the chemotherapy started. They said it may be the only time we would able to go that far until he finished chemo, so we decided to skip town. Steven had always wanted to see the ocean.
It was so nice to get away and to be distracted as we waited to start the chemo. As soon as the airplane landed, I wanted to eat--something I hadn't been able to do for days. I kept my appetite the whole time we were there--amazing! We left the girls with my sister and took along her son, James--one of Steven's best friends.
Steven loved the ocean. He had to keep his incisions clean, so he couldn't get in. He was sad about that, but had a great time finding sea shells and running from the waves. We went to Sea World, Legoland and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We made some good memories--hopefully good enough to see us through this hard year.
Feeding the Lorikeets--one the highlights
Legoland--my boys' dream destination
A water fight in February--does it get any better?
We gained a new appreciation for wheelchairs.
Our hotel was right on the beach--it was amazing. I love the mountains, but I can totally understand the draw to California. I can't wait to go again when this is all over.