Greetings from San Antonio!
Happy Father’s Day to each father! I need to send deep love today to fathers who have lost their children; I am so sorry for how difficult and painful this day must be. I realize there are no words of comfort; I want you to know how much I truly care and how hard I will fight to stop childhood cancer.
I was so happy last night to be able to see my Aunt Phyllis! My Aunt Phyllis and I were what I called “chemo buddies,” because we went through cancer treatments at the same time. She is very special to me! Lou and Aunt Phyllis traveled from their home in Las Cruces to our hotel in El Paso so we could have some wonderful time together. Thank you, Aunt P and Lou!
Today, Mom and I traveled from El Paso to San Antonio—road warriors that we are— even driving between a raging fire on both sides of I-10. The westbound side of the freeway was completely shut down, but the eastbound side (that would be us in Hugo HopeMobile) was bumper to bumper traffic for miles as we crawled through the smokey chaos.
Thankfully, we are in San Antonio tonight. I can see the beautifully lit rotunda and American flag flying outside of our hotel window. We walked down by The RiverWalk tonight. It’s very pretty! One thing I find hysterical are the boats that travel down the river—just like the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland!
Tomorrow morning, we will go to Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital before we head for Houston. Something tells me we cannot leave San Antonio before visiting The Alamo…