Having been especially busy and stressed lately, I was excited to get away. The Nimmer family, very dear friends of ours, agreed to take me on as an honorary family member for the trip, so I joined Mark, Patty, Alex, Andrew, Melissa and Kelsey in a cabin decorated with some very interesting and eclectic art (pictures to come soon -- you'll see just how odd the artwork really was). Other gym friends were also in Kentucky, so I spent a great deal of time with the Fields and Burzynski families as well.
Unlike my typical Kentucky trips, I did not have to get up early or worry about sticking to a strict schedule. We stayed up late, slept almost as much as we wanted, climbed all day and had Miguel's pizza almost every night. I challenged myself physically and mentally and was able to accomplish a few climbing-related goals on the trip. I also laughed so hard that I cried (much more than once). A number of inside jokes and priceless memories certainly came from the 10 days in the southern region...and I'm immensely happy that I decided to go. Even the eight hour drive was enjoyable; how can't it be when you're giggling the whole way, make a stop at the store to shop for birthday gifts for little kiddos (and push bigger kiddos in carts) and get to experience a drive-thru liquor store/bar.
It's been an adjustment returning home to a relatively quiet house. I certainly miss all the laughing, the nightly stories and iPad game sessions. I had so much fun that I'm trying to convince everyone to simply move with me to Kentucky and construct a cabin that houses us all so every day can be a Spring Break day :)
|Our home for the break - the walkway led to a fire pit and picnic area|
|the Burzynski cabin|
the girls counted, and there were 40 chairs in the cabin
|MIGUEL'S - amazeballs!|