Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our First Long Distance Adventure

Yesterday we ventured out to the Team Allen BBQ Bash in Chesapeake City MD. It was a two hour car ride. Which you may shrug your shoulders and say that's no big deal. But it is to us. Chaz has not gone that far yet. So it's a very big deal to us and is super exciting.

We had to go to this BBQ. First we are honored that anyone wants to help us in any form, shape or fashion. We couldn't let them do this and not show up to say thanks, even though they told us that it was far away and to not worry about it. Chaz and I are just so thankful for all the amazing people who keep coming into our lives to help us get to that new normal.

We had so much fun with this group of people. They had food, a band and games to help raise money to help us move on with our new normal. There were a ton of motorcycles and people there. So many people were there that I did not meet everyone. I think Chaz at least shook all of their hands. We did meet some great people from the various motorcycle clubs from all over the region, the VFWs, American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary. It was a great day filled with great people.

Cyrus and Mariah you guys did a great job!! Many thanks to you guys for kicking this off and many thanks to all of your awesome friends and their friends and their friends! We all had such a great time yesterday and we are so thankful for all of you guys.

We got to really get away from the hospital and really see the area. Maryland is beautiful. We drove past Baltimore and got to see the city. The girls and I went there to see NKOTBSB but we enjoyed seeing it again and Chaz got to see it for the first time. There was a huge cruise ship docked on the harbor and that got my brain churning.Deryn pointed out that her favorite TV person Duff from Ace of Cakes lives in Baltimore and that we need to find him. Deryn also was excited to see that Philadelphia and New York were within driving distance too. So we discussed where else our travels could take us. It's so exciting to think about all the things we could do. After we get back from TN we hope that Chaz will be up for some of these adventures.

On the way home we found a Sonic. Wahoo!! We all four were so excited. In TN and OK Sonics are everywhere. Here they are almost non-existent. Even though we ate at the BBQ, our little crew had to stop and get a treat. That cherry limeade was perfect and hit the spot. It was nice to find a little reminder of home yesterday. It was a great surprise. If these awesome people wouldn't have had this BBQ for us then we wouldn't have gone on our little adventure. What another amazing day!!!

Guys thanks again for everything!!! We are so grateful for you taking your time out to help us! We'll see you soon!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kind words Jessica!! We were so happy that your family came and even more happy that you enjoyed yourselves!!! SBMC is always here to help you and your family!! Anything you need we will do our best to help you get it!!! It looks like, as of right now, that we raised over $2000.00 for your family yesterday despite the hot hot hot weather!!!!! We will be calling you with a final figure soon. We also wanted to let you know that we did a special 50/50 drawing for Snapple and hobbit and raised $112 for them to help out with all they do to help you and Chaz!!!! Please let us know if you need anything!!! We love you and your family and we are so thankful for Chaz and all the US soldiers!!!