April 30, 2017

April: A Marathon of a Month

Oh, that blog title is so cheesy. But really, April has been crazy and I now have a lot of catching up to do on all we've been up to this past month. The month was book ended with marathons with a whole lot of travel in the middle. The month started with a trip to Manchester, England where I ran the Manchester Marathon (the race village was in the Manchester United stadium area for those of you football fans). We stayed for just one night, but it seems like a neat city and we were glad to be able to visit if only briefly. Marathon went well and we came back home for Finn to finish up his last week of school before term break and a couple days after we got back, Miles' parents arrived.

After Miles' parents arrived, as in the following day, Miles and I flew to New York for a few days. He had a conference to attend for the scholarship he is on and spouses were welcome to attend as well (meaning, spouses travel was paid for so OF COURSE I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity while we had grandparents available to watch the kiddos). 

The fist day Miles was in a conference and meetings at West Point so I spent the day visiting with several of my friends who are living there. It was SO nice to see them and get to catch up. We also got to swing by the cemetery and have a beer with Daren.

The following day we toured the 9/11 memorial and museum. The last time I was there was in 2003 when it was still "Ground Zero" and they had only just begun construction. It was as powerful and emotionally draining as I suspected it would be and absolutely worth the visit.

We returned to England after three nights away and a few days after returning we took off on a big UK (plus) trip. I'll share pictures and do a blog from each of the places we visited in due time (hopefully not another month!)