Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Back from Albuquerque; CA-125 steady

With a few days' delay, here are a two pictures from last weekend's trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Judy, Emily, and I left Lubbock on Friday morning and made the 300+ mile drive from Lubbock. We hooked up with Alan and Martha, who drove in as well, and on Saturday we went up to Sandia Peak where we hiked in the cool air and enjoyed the tremendous vistas of Albuquerque some 2,000 feet below. Emily experienced her first-ever picnic after our hike!

Alan and I enjoyed the beer at Kelly's, Il Vicino's, and Marble Brewing (and I for my part had a chance to visit the rather new Hallenbrick Brewery and Vicino's taproom on Friday, before A&M showed up). Albuquerque is definitely a hop-head's paradise!

A few days earlier we had received word that Judy's CA-125 has been holding essentially steady over the past four weeks, dropping from 103 to 101. Maybe after this current round of chemo it will finally drop into the double digits!

For this weekend we're planning nothing but the Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs here in Lubbock, where I will offer my services as bike mechanic during the expo on Friday and Saturday and then put on the head referee's shirt for the race on Sunday; Judy, of course, will referee as well. The temperatures are supposed to be soaring again, just as they have been over the past few weeks—mid to high 90s. Uff!



Judy and Doug said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Come on double digits!!! Take care...
Luv ya, Judy and Doug

Crash-Ebash said...

I love that shirt you have on Jurgen!!