Linda and I are out in Bethesda, MD, visiting with some friends and stopping in at the Walter Reed Hospital just to see some of them. Dr. Malone made herself available to us, for a good part of the day, and even took us to lunch. We got to eat at the new galley and the food was outstanding. I had a chicken and shrimp salad that was much better than anything I expected to find. We also were able to walk around and talk with a number of the other people who know Jason and/or worked with him while he was recovering there, and they all had very positive things to say about him. We ended up spending just about the entire day there, and we are soooo glad we did.
After the initial visit we went to one of the local restaurants and waited for a few of the EOD friends that knew Jason very well. Dr. Malone drove us to the restaurant, so that we didn't have to pay for a cab, and it was kind of on her way home ... okay, she lives in the opposite direction, and it was just very nice that she did it for us. The dinner at the restaurant was very good and more importantly the time with the friends was even better. We are already talking about how we can figure out a way to come back out. I won't be posting any pictures until we get back to San Diego, so I apologize for that, but then on the positive side is that you have something to look forward too.
Tomorrow we need to work our way over to the airport so that we can catch a ride (a van shuttle) to our next stop, at the retreat. Boulder Crest. It is supposed to snow tonight, and even again in the morning, though we have been told that the snow is supposed to have stopped by the time we're to be heading to the airport so we won't have to worry about it. We'll just have to wait and see how it goes. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.