Adam and I spent our first full week together since the wedding (which was seven and a half months ago). He flew in on a Wednesday and left on a Wednesday. That's HUGE for us. We usually do the two days in between cities and I'm usually useless from waking up for a 6 am flight.
The main reason we were able to do this is because he was a patient at St. Jude when he was a child. They now have this amazing program called St. Jude Life where they fly former patients in and give them a complete physical and blood workup. It's to see how they are functioning as adults. My hubby was in the control group since he never had chemo, just surgery.
ANYWAYS, when they contacted him to see if he could give up a few days to come to Memphis for the study, they left it up to him when he wanted to come... so of course he picked while I was in Memphis! Thank you St. Jude for his round trip airfare! Oh yeah, and also for my hubby ;-).
Here's a little highlight from our Memphis trip:
In front of Rendezvous
Adam dropped his last two ribs on the dirty floor... let them sit there for over a minute while he gave me the pouty face, then continued to rip a piece off the top and eat it.
Adam with the Peabody Ducks
The incredible National Civil Rights Museum
Watching the sunset over the Mississippi
After we had our fun in Memphis, we headed to Hot Springs, AR for two days (in between cities for me). As with all of our little mini-vacations... it rained. It always rains. Lake Lure Inn in NC, LBI wedding (though thankfully not on the wedding day), and now Hot Springs. I feel like I'm missing one too...
Oh well. We made the most of it. We stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast, called Lookout Point Inn.
They were so nice and the place was beautiful.
We relaxed by swinging on the hammock by the lake (in between the rain showers),
touring an old historic bath house from 1915,
getting massages, and walking around the Garvan Botanical Gardens.
(I guess it looks like it didn't rain all that much, but obviously we don't have pictures from the rain... and as you can tell from my frizzy hair, it was certainly humid still.)
It was a really wonderful week and went by WAY too quickly.
Now I'm off to try to find the bright side of being in Little Rock...