Sunday, March 14, 2010


Nolan, being very sneaky.

July seems like it is very, very far away. Especially considering all the events that will transpire between now and then: an MRI, a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, (hopefully) Matt's graduation from an IEP, the end of the preschool school year, the arrival and passing of spring, and two weeks of Vacation Bible School.

July seems like it belongs on another planet. Still, time marches steadily on and our trip to the John Tracy Clinic will arrive faster than I expect it to. Time seems to fly when we're busy, and we are very, very busy this year. In the hopes of finding fairly reasonable airfare rates, I booked our travel to Los Angeles. We will be leaving on July 10 and returning on August 1, 2010. We'll be spending nearly a month in sunny, gorgeous Southern California.

I am very, very excited about this trip. This is an amazing educational opportunity for Nolan. He will get intensive language and speech therapy at an amazing oral-deaf school, all for free (minus the cost of the flights and modest boarding fees). We'll get to meet some friends from the blogging world, and spend some time with family while we're on the west coast.

I am also very excited for the most excellent food in the world. Since moving to the Midwest, we regularly mourn the lack of good sushi (oh, Ozeki's... we have a date!) and Mexican food. I may come back to Western NY a good 15 pounds heavier than when I left, but it will be well worth it. Yolanda's, I miss you.

California, here we come (in four months)!


tammy said...

The time is going to fly between now and July! I am so jealous and wish I was meeting all of you out there too, but can't wait to read all about your adventures!

I have to say too, that since moving up from Texas, we sure do miss our good Mexican food AND Texas BBQ! Just haven't found anywhere to match it here in Ohio!

Loudest Mom said...

Fun! Sounds like a fantastic trip...
We were going to do the John Tracy Clinic summer program a few years ago but just never made it happen. I've heard it's amazing :)

xraevision said...

Thanks for the restaurant recommendations - we're going to JTC too, but in June! I am so excited about this opportunity and so grateful that you wrote about it in one of your posts, as I had forgotten about it. X's former Teacher of the Deaf mentioned it was he was very young, and with all of the medical issues, it got pushed out of my memory. Anyway, we're hoping to book some reasonably priced flights this week!

leah said...

You'll have to write up your experience when you go in June! Too bad we're not in the same session, lol!

The restaurants are up in Ventura County, unfortunately. We lived in California until six years ago, and our family is all still in Oxnard. We'll be heading "home" on the weekends to visit family (and eat at our favorite restaurants). Ventura is a good 1 1/2 hour drive from John Tracy... I need to check out restaurants closer to JTC for eating while we're there! Of course, I do plan on cooking sometimes, but I'm sure the convenience of getting a pizza or some tacos will be nice, too!