After days of riding from dawn to dusk, yesterday was a day of relaxation. I woke up and took it easy at the timeshare for most of the morning and afternoon while Mom and Dad cruised the coast, Aaron and family celebrated the Chinese New Year in Chinatown (or just went shopping in Chinatown), and Shannon soaked up some rays on the beach. The last day of a vacation is always a little depressing with the next day’s looming departure.
With big plans of using our travel vouchers for a unique trip, we broke down and used them to get tickets to fly home to Rochester. With such a late purchase, the tickets were extremely expensive, so we used the vouchers as a sort of “Get Out of Jail Free Card.” All of your great travel ideas were fun, we’ll just have to hope for more delays and broken TVs so we can draw a new “Chance” card. We’re flying home to meet with my orthopedic surgeon, Dr O’Keefe, about potentially getting a couple of my larger tumors removed which I hope would improve circulation in my right leg and alleviate some pinching. Then we’ll be driving up to Boston for my routine appointment for the clinical trial.