Friday 4/27- I had to fly to Baltimore, MD for a training session for a new camp that the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is putting together for children of fallen firefighters. I am hoping that I get to be a camp counselor or assist the camp in some other way. I hopped on to a morning flight so that I could get there in plenty of time to have dinner with my ‘adopted’ East Coast family, the Reids.
I saw this really neat ad in the Spirit magazine on the airplane and thought I would post it:
Once I checked in, I had a quick snack of crab bisque and mini crab cakes while I waited for the Reids to get off work. This hotel serves the best crab soup!
Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of dinner with them or with all of my friends that came in for training. Those firefighters are like my second family because I see them 4-5 times a year at different fallen firefighter events. They are a hilarious group of people and I love being with them. Because of the work that we do in helping families of fallen firefighters, seeing them and talking with them about our experiences helps to ground me.
Saturday 4/28- The training for the camp was on this day. I checked out of my hotel room and then headed straight for our working breakfast.
Of course there are always a few people in classes or trainings that like to talk about random things. One of the firefighters I was sitting next to kept writing really funny comments on his iPad. Passing notes have come a long way!
We got out of training fairly early, so a bunch of us made a beeline to the airport so that we could get a quick snack/dinner before our flights. Again, I didn’t get a picture of that.
I got home just in time to help put Catherine to bed and then to admire and water all of the flowers in my garden.
It was a busy but great week to document! I had fun doing this year’s Week in the Life but it did get hectic trying to find the time to document it on the website. It’s done though! I hope you enjoyed following along!