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Saturday, May 28, 2011

2267 miles

That is the total number of miles the Cheekymobile has driven in the past week. This includes a trip to Sedalia, MO, then to Sherman, TX, then to San Antonio, TX, then up to Muskogee, OK , back to Sedalia, MO, then to Omaha. Yep - this year, Mom and I went to San Antonio for our spring trip. [We drove through Joplin last Sunday before the tornado hit, and were shocked as anyone to hear about it on the news that night. The one that hit Sedalia happened while we were on our return trip. We didn't personally run into any bad weather, and as far as we know, none of our family or friends had damage in Sedalia.]
We had a good time in San Antonio, where the hot weather drove all thoughts of winter away. Floating on the Riverwalk and taking a trolley tour showed us some of the history of the city. We had a wonderful dinner at Bayseas, was amazed by the selections available at the newer HEB Plus grocery store, and an all-too-short visit to the Originals bead store. Mom and I overcame obstacles, related to either biology or geography, and managed to rise above travel difficulties, resulting in a great trip together. Not many people our ages can ride together cross-country and still be on talking terms at the end of the trip! Both of us agree, though - the next trip will be a shorter one.
You can see photos from the trip at my Flickr site:

Adenoid cystic carcinoma in the news

Goodyear, AZ has a Cancer Treatment Centers of America - an ACC warrior spoke at a recent celebration there: Sandy Willett of Tolleson, AZ has been fighting with ACC for 17 years, and gives an interview on her experiences. 

Neil McKittrick of Needham (Mass?) received an award for his volunteerism, some of which involves fundraising for the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (

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