One of the advantages of this lifestyle is the flexibility to make quick adjustments. We got a message on Friday morning that my (Laurie’s) dad had a stroke (not “major”, thanks goodness) on Thursday and was in the ICU. We packed up and were headed south by 10:00 am, logging a record travel day for us, 364 miles and two metropolitan areas. Odel did a masterful job!
We stopped for the night in Sutherlin, Oregon, at Umpqua Golf and RV Resort (read our review here), where we paid a great rate of $15 for full hookups in a pull through site so long we didn’t have to unhook Jules. As I write, we are soon to cross the Oregon/California border, with Redding as our goal for the night. We’ll be at the Placerville Elks Lodge (our “home” lodge) tomorrow night, able to visit my dad in the rehabilitation unit.
I know we have a lot of family and close friends who follow our blog, along with many friendly strangers. Though I debated posting this, I know many folks would become concerned if the blog was not updated for a couple of weeks. The latest word we have on my dad’s health is promising. I probably won’t be posting much for awhile, but we are expecting a reasonably good outcome.
By the way, today is our 8th wedding anniversary. We are heading from lovely 65 degree weather in Oregon to California summer weather, close to 100 degrees for the next 10 days. Odel is behind the wheel, piloting us south with no thought other than to see what we can do to be useful to my parents. There is no better husband than mine.
Enjoy yourselves. Guard your health. Hug your loved ones, and be happy. As my friend Bobbie Chapman always signs off: “Remember, you are loved”.