We made it!!! We had the best travel evening yesterday. Plane was on time. Early even! We deplaned 13 minutes ahead of schedule and had grabbed our luggage and our taxi and were walking into the lobby at WL 50 minutes later.
This trip was originally going to be me, DMom, DSis, and DD12. Mom was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in November and subsequently broke her hip in January (in the middle of chemo ). DSis has been iffy about the trip since Mama had to drop out but is coming - and has decided not to race. She does have an injury (likely an untreated micro fracture sustained in 2020) that has hindered her ability for intense exercise. I should probably cut her some slack. She thought she just walk the race on it but doesn’t want to risk inflaming the injury or making it worse than it already it. I have been quite annoyed by her attitude toward the weekend but am determined to have fun with my daughter and run to honor my mom and her resilience these past few months. DSis arrives Friday night.
Despite owning at CC we have never stayed at WL. DD and I just wandered around in awe after we got here last night. It’s so stunning. And we have a fantastic view although the waterway is drained - what a buzzkill.
Pics incoming. Heading to the Expo in a bit and then over to HS!
I am so sorry for your mom’s fall on top of everything else. I missed if you’d shared that happened.
I pray you enjoy this trip and go home with an extra dose of energy for the emotional drain of such a hard journey.
Same here! I stayed for one night in January in a refurbed studio at BR and loved it! I really want to stay there again soon.
@DeepInTheHeartofTexas Hugs to you, your mom, and your DSis! Have a great race and know I am sending your mom all kinds of love and prayers. My coworker and her friend are doing the 5K, 10K, and 1/2 this weekend. They’ll be walking, but they’re fast walkers.
I love a good charcuterie! Which of the restaurants at WL has that?
Sorry your Mom had to drop out of the race, but hope she is doing okay fighting stupid cancer and dealing with that broken hip.
I hope you guys have a great trip!