Have you registered? Are you THINKING about attending? Have questions? Here's a place where we can share our travel plans, our fears, our questions - and get acquainted before we all land in San Diego August 11-13, 2017!
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Ok my conflict that week cleared up, so I will be going to my 5th Camp Widow. If anyone needs a ride from the Los Angeles area, let me know. I live near downtown LA. I will be leaving late Thursday morning for San Diego, but I can adjust when I leave if anyone needs a ride. Same thing with on the way back on Sunday.
Me! I'll be flying in from Australia so am arriving a couple of days early to get rid of jet-lag :)
My husband and I had just moved to Pennsylvania last year when he passed away very suddenly. I've still got all our belongings in our apartment there, and I'm on a return trip to pack everything up.
So looking forward to the Camp. Have heard so many good things about it. I'll be staying at the Ramada in the Gaslamp district, if anyone happens to be around in that area let me know!
I wanted to introduce myself to you as I am originally from Australia (Newcastle, NSW) and this is the first Camp for me as well. I will be in San Diego on Thursday morning and live in Southern California, so I could meet up with you if you would like to get together.
My husband, Steve, also died very unexpectedly on November 23, 2016 and the following year, both our dogs passed away at 14 (they were our big wonderful kids and very spoiled).
Let me know if you would like to get together.
Lovely to hear from you, sorry it has to be in these circumstances. Newcastle is a great spot in the world, I have a very good friend there.
Your message was a light in a rather miserable day, I was having a shocker of a time today - the waves really catch you off guard sometimes right? - anyway I am SO glad I've booked the camp. Really looking forward to it, and I think it would be great to catch up on the Thursday - let's do it! I'll arrive on the Wednesday so I'll be around. Shall we PM (private message) to sort out details, swap numbers etc?
I just sent a friends invitation to you and I think that we can email each other directly after you accept. I hope that you are getting ready for your flight to the US and excited to go to Camp. Have a nice day today.
Fantastic, thank you. I am SO glad I've booked the camp. October will be Mike's 40th birthday,, 17th November the 12month anniversary of his death - and I've just returned to my home country for the first time since he died, I think I am in danger of being swamped by the Grief Monster! So this camp is going to be perfect timing. I'm so looking forward to meeting you. Thank you for your last lovely message - you hit the nail on the head so many times - this journey is horrendous but we have to hang on to the good memories, find a moment to laugh every now and then - Mike would be so mad at me if he thought I was feeling too sorry for myself!
Will add you as a friend now so we can start planning for next Thursday :)
I signed up to have a roommate -- will I just meet her at the hotel or will we get names beforehand? Also, I'll be checking in Thursday -- I think I read there's a sort of meet and greet Thursday evening?
There will be a meet and greet by the pool bar from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and anyone who would like to join; some of us will be going on
to dinner at Roy's Restaurant at the hotel. Colleen - what time do you arrive on Thursday?
Looking forward to meeting you.
I'm driving down from Ventura County Thursday late morning so I can drop off my kids at my parents' house for the weekend. I will try to be at the hotel around 4, but it really depends on when my Mom gets home from work and how traffic south goes.
That sounds wonderful! Please count me in! Looking forward to the weekend!
Dana does the roommate scheduling and I would think you'd have already heard from her. Check your spam/junk folder and if it's not there, then send her an email: [email protected]