Today marks our final day of freedom before it's back to the hospital to begin the transplant process tomorrow. We'll be in the hospital for 3-4 weeks and then our 100 days of isolation begins. The next few months will be tough, but we're staying positive, keeping our eyes on the future, and finding happiness making future plans -- most of which involve exploring this vast, beautiful planet of ours!
We love imagining where we'll travel to when all this is behind us, and many of your Facebook photos provide ample inspiration!
One of the first things we plan to do when this is all over is to re-do our honeymoon! We love wasting the hours away thinking about where we'll go and what we'll do next.
So this is where you come in!
Since we're so lucky to have so many friends and family who live in, or have traveled to, such beautiful places around the world, we thought it would be wonderful if you would make us a photobook of a place (or places!) you've lived in or traveled to with some reasons why you think we should travel there too.
There are so many places we haven't explored yet or would love to explore again ... even in our own backyard! From Santa Barbara to New Orleans to Iceland to Tahiti to Europe and beyond ... we'd love to see your photos and hear your recommendations!
So please help us pass the hours in the hospital and escape the solitude of isolation by sending us a photobook of your adventures with some ideas of what we could do or why we should visit a certain place (city, country, state, region, continent, etc)! You can find our address under the "Contact Us" page or you can send it to us at Thornton Hospital in La Jolla, California, in the 3 West Wing.
And to return the favor, here's a (digital!) photobook with the top 10 reasons we think you should visit New Zealand (if you haven't already!) ...
Reason #1: Because you could spend all day just staring at the views...and never grow tired of it.
Reason #2: Because where else can you start your day just as perfectly as you end it?
Reason #3: Because there's a beautiful view from every window...no matter where you are.
Reason #4: Because where else can you have a beach to yourself to relax, do yoga, or just goof around?
Reason #5: Because there's always food hot off the BBQ waiting for you...and somewhere nice to enjoy it.
Reason #6: Because where else can you find seafood this fresh...and coffee this convenient?
Reason #7: Because whether you prefer a bustling city, a country escape, or a secluded beach, it's never far away.
Reason #8: Because where else can you find gorgeous lavender fields...right next door to stunning vineyards?
Reason #9: Because great cheese comes from happy cows...and happy cows come from New Zealand.
Reason #10: Because you'll be so happy you did! It just doesn't get much better than this.
(You can make great photobooks with Apple, if you have a Mac, or on websites like Snapfish.)