The following day we met with a group of guys from the Minnesota National Guard. It was nice to see familiar faces. We were fortunate enough to have a free evening to go out to dinner with them and have a great night away from WRAMC.
Thursday we met with more people from the National Guard. This time we were discussing the scuba certification program the J.R. has been doing here at WRAMC. This program gave J.R. his first opportunity to return to the water since his injury. It has really helped boost his confidence with swimming and has shown him that even though he may have one hand, he can still try new things and be successful. He is itching to get out and try his first open water dive. Hopefully in August we will be able to travel with a group from the hospital and get him into real water.
We also had an opportunity to see family Thursday night. We again were able to go out and enjoy a night away. We went for dinner and then walked around town for a while. We stopped at Borders and spent a small fortune on books to help pass the time. I haven't decided which is more harmful to our bank account.. Home Depot or Borders.
Friday was spent catching up on paperwork and packing for today. We woke up at six this morning to get on the road and head to Baltimore. I believe it was a small miracle that I was able to roll out of bed at six am. I'm not what one would call a morning person. Anyway... for the first time EVER we were able to find where we were going without getting temporarily misplaced (which I think sounds much better than being lost). It was such a gorgeous day on the coast. Hot, sunny, and a great breeze. The wind however made it a very rough day in the boat. We went crashing through five foot waves and got soaking wet. What a fantastic time. It was more fun than any Disney ride ever invented. We didn't catch any fish but I'll take the sunshine any day.
For now it's time for a shower and a nap. We have more family coming into town again tomorrow so our schedule remains very full. Can't complain though.. we LOVE the visits!