Saturday May 26
|A journey to Bear Park|
Our final day- journey home begins tomorrow. The conference was a half-day long. Highlight for me was a talk from David Clark who was a friend to Cicely Saunders- he has just finished a biography I cant wait to read. At the end he read a passage from Cicely that brought tears to my eyes. Brought back special memories of David and I going to St Christopher’s Hospice the spring before he died.
|Einstein sitting atop the city in the Rose garden|
After the conference we set off for the famous Bear Park. Its really neat- on a hillside by the beautiful glacier fed river that runs through town. A male, female and daughter bear- we only got a glimpse of daddy but he was cute. We went shopping for chocolate only to find everything but restaurants closed on Saturday and Sunday- insane. Found Einstein along the way- he spent some time here in Bern, however sources differ on how long.
Everything is VERY expensive here! Our wonderful buffet breakfast today $26- but two pastries yesterday were half that! Food that made me sick the first night was $30- pizza $30. Last night good food but also $45. Tonight great PK Chang type Chinese buffet at hotel $64 but we finally got full!
|Beautiful glacial river runs through the city|
Its been an amazing trip but Im beyond ready to go home and see my new house and get moved in! I miss you Ollie and Parker and everyone else as well. Its been a fantastic time away- and you know that when you are ready to return. Ill stay overnight in Philly on Sunday and home to KC on Monday- and I got upgraded to first class so life is fantastic! I close on the house first thing Tuesday morning.
Above all I am so very lucky that my best friends are also my collaborators. We work hard but we also have an amazing time. We have lived and traveled together for almost 3 weeks and still enjoy one another. These are the things that matter most. Thanks for joining my journey! See everyone soon!!