July 5, 2011

All My Trials, Now be Over

Chuck has graduated! The charming staff of Austin Oncology memorialized the end of his radiation treatment with a certificate of accomplishment and “New Beginning” medal.

It was a total surprise, because we’d calculated the end date to be four days away!  Luckily, I’d taken pictures just the day before.
The patient, the techies, and the big machine in action!
The next morning Chuck was buying truck tires and climbing atop the trailer to remove his HAM antenna, getting us ready to leave our campground. As we drove away, an amazing wave of freedom swept over us! We faced this event with a practical calm, and I hadn’t realized what a weight rested beneath this. We’re spending a few days in Bastrop before heading northwest to New Mexico.
But first, as a treat, we’ll go visit Gene and Cindy, the aspiring cruisers who bought our sailboat, La Mouette, in 2005. They’ve relocated to Port Mansfield from Dallas, and moved La Mouette down to the Texas coast. We’ve not seen her in nearly six years … I wonder what the reunion will be like?
At anchor in Mexico, the Sea of Cortez, 1990:
135 Agua Verde La Mouette Sunset Best


Sue C. said...

Fantastic! Tom & I have been praying that all would go well and now you have graduated! You didn't have to listen to "Pomp & Circumstances", did you? Most boring song EVER!

loulou said...

Hi Gigi and Chuck, Jérôme and I are happy to learn that you are doing well and back on the road. When will you be coming to Roca?

Jim Cook said...

Chuck and Gigi,
Thanks for your nice comments on our blog "Jim and Carole's Mexico Adventure". We're glad you enjoyed the hacienda series. We can tell you that it takes some digging to piece together the background on some of these old places. But it's a lot of fun, too. Kind of like detective work. We enjoyed your blog too! Jim