Going to California in Pictures

I will post about my visit with Dr. Chia and I will write about successful travel with this illness, but first let me tell you about the trip to California.

On the way to the airport. This was the furthest south I'd been in two years.

On the way to the airport. This was the furthest south I’d been in two years.

On the train in SeaTac airport, feeling like a normal person going on a trip (besides the wheelchair and mask).

On the train in SeaTac airport, feeling like a normal person going on a trip (besides the wheelchair and mask).

You can't get much better than this. Flying over Mount Rainier, leaving Seattle. And an unexpected side effect of my illness: my fear of flying is gone. I'm living on borrowed time, what do I have to fear? :)

You can’t get much better than this. Flying over Mount Rainier, leaving Seattle.
And an unexpected side effect of my illness: my fear of flying is gone. I’m living on borrowed time, what do I have to fear? πŸ™‚

Driving to our rental: 2 military helicopters flew right over the bridge.

Driving to our rental: 2 military helicopters flew right over the bridge.

Our beautiful garden away from home.

Our beautiful garden away from home.

How do you explain what it feels like to spend time somewhere other than your house for the first time in years? To see the ocean when you never that you would again? To feel alive when you once thought you might not live? There are no words.

How do you explain what it feels like to spend time somewhere other than your house for the first time in years? To see the ocean when you never that you would again? To feel alive when you once thought you might not live? There are no words.

Our first night.

Our first night.

Creating new memories.

Creating new memories.

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11 thoughts on “Going to California in Pictures

  1. Wonderful pictures! So happy you were able to see these beautiful sights!

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  2. BONNIE JOHNSON says:

    JUST AWESOME. PRAYERS FOR SOME REAL SUCCESS ON THIS AMAZING JOURNEY YOU’VE BEEN BRAVE ENUF TO UNDERTAKE! BLESSINGS, BJ.

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  3. bertieandme says:

    Wish there was a Love button, not just a Like button πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. Vicky-Louise says:

    The ‘how do you explain what it feels like to spend time somewhere other than your house for the first time in years’ – that’s exactly it. It’s like being reborn or something… Seeing a different view & a different set of 4 walls… Creating new pictures in your mind with which to reflect on later. So happy you were able to do that.

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    • Thanks V-L, I’m happy you can relate (but sad you can, too). It really was incredible to see new sights, but also felt totally normal, like no time had gone by at all. It’s already fading and it hasn’t even been a week. Did I even leave? Memory is funny that way. πŸ™‚

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  5. Such beautiful sights, so glad you got to enjoy them and have the pictures to cement those new memories. x

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  6. Mom says:

    Beautiful

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  7. Lindsay says:

    amazing. i haven’t seen mt. rainier in years, but it’s just as beautiful as i remember!

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