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The Cripple Report:  Off and running! …NOT

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Motorhoming | 24 comments

July 9, 2017     Home Again!!     I finally made it home on April 14 from my stint in rehab in San Diego after breaking my ankle on April 1.  I flew non-stop from San Diego to Albuquerque, and did just fine. I have had a house sitter who took care of my house while I’m on the road.  He is a member of our camera club, and a good friend.  He picked me up at the airport with one of the wheelchairs of Bob’s that I still have not gotten rid of…thank goodness.  Since the house he was renting was sold, he has stayed here, and been a great...

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The Cripple Report: A Day in the Life

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Motorhoming | 16 comments

April 7, 2017     The Routine   I’ve been in the care center for several days now.  Today was omelet morning, so I asked if I could go down to the dining room.  I was treated to a ride in a wheel chair—whoo hoo!  The omelet was delicious.  I was delighted!    I have PT and OT in the morning, then the rest of the day to myself.  The highlight of OT this morning is a stint on the kneeling scooter!  What a hoot!  It’s a combination of a tricycle (but with four wheels) and a scooter.  Instead of a seat, there is an elongated...

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The Cripple Report: The Rehab Games

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Motorhoming, RVing | 10 comments

April 6, 2017   San Diego, California   It is amazing how much goes on when you are admitted or discharged from a medical facility.  Such is the case at the Pomerado Hospital in San Diego, where I have come after breaking my ankle on a hike on April Fools Day.  (Ironic, isn’t it)  For both the admission and the discharge,, an entire troupe of players parades in and out:  papers to sign, evaluations to be given, diet preferences to be explained, etc., etc.!  It wears a cripple out!   I eventually got checked out of the hospital and...

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The Saga Continues…

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Motorhoming | 20 comments

April 2, 2017   After the trauma of breaking my ankle the day before (see the previous episode: “An April Fools Day Whoops”)  I sleep well, despite the usual noise of a hospital.  I’m glad my surgery is first thing on Sunday morning because I’m hungry! (But of course!) Isn’t it amazing that the surgeon works on Sunday morning?!  The surgeon soon arrives and describes that he is going to put a metal plate and screws on each side of my ankle, because the ankle bones on each side of my foot are broken from the tibia and...

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April Fool’s Day Whoops……

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Boondocking, Motorhoming, Photography, RVing | 33 comments

April 1, 2017   Well, I’m falling back on my promise to update by going back to spring, 2016.  Geez, what a non-blogger I’ve turned out to be! I think you may just have to put up with my intermittent posts, and jumping around with the dates…  Send me your comments if my time-line gets too confusing.  So, as you can see from the date at the top, this post is from April, 2017.  You’ll see why I thought I should add this post now.   A beautiful day for photography!   (Disclaimer:  This is a very long post!)   For the...

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I’m Baaaaak!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Boondocking, Motorhoming, RVing, Uncategorized | 13 comments

January 18, 2017   Reports of my demise as a blogger are exaggerated, although not by much!  I am well and back on the road!  Yea! I so apologize for being such a dud in keeping the blog up to date.  After my grand “debut” last spring, I worried that I couldn’t keep having original stories.  I took a bazillion photos.  I’d go out with my camera and take a 500 images (I bracket the exposure, so really about 166.6 or so images 🙂 ) then come home, tired, and my eyes would glaze over at the thought of picking just a few to...

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Quartzsite–It’s a Wrap

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Arizona, Boondocking | 50 comments

January 31, 2016 It was a dark and snowy night… well, make that; it was a dark, windy and rainy night. The sound of the pelting rain on the motorhome is fierce but magical. But never mind all that literary jargon: IT’S POPCORN NIGHT!   Sunday is almost always popcorn night—my true break from practical, healthy eating, and I have not one drop of guilt. I do it right—I cook it in oil and I smother it with at least two tablespoons of butter. If you are going to feel guilty, don’t eat popcorn! Tonight is my last night in...

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Ugh! Food Poisoning

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Arizona, Boondocking | 9 comments

January 27, 2016 Each afternoon we experience a fun “happy hour” activity. Yesterday was a wine tasting with lots of delicious appetizers. Mmmmm! We all chatted, compared stories, experiences. “Old Timers” were glad to welcome us “Newcomers.” I fell asleep a happy camper, full of food and good times. Then about 2am, I woke up not feeling very well at all. I got up and visited the bathroom, and went back to bed, trying to sleep. Sleep was not to be had—not at all. So I relied on my mother’s old practical advice—I went to the kitchen and...

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Living the Good Life

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Arizona, Boondocking | 7 comments

January 23, 2016   I spent the last two weeks of January, 2016 literally out in the boonies. I was boondocking with the Boomers Escapees group in Quartzsite, Arizona. Boondocking means that we were camping without electric or water hook-ups. You bring in what you need in water, and you use your batteries and generator for electricity.   We were on BLM land: Bureau of Land Management. These are  desert lands with mile upon mile of dirt roads weaving throughout the arid landscape. You may camp for free for 14 days, and then must move...

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Quartzsite Ho! Part II

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Arizona, Boondocking | 3 comments

January 18, 2016 The campsite was called Boomerville. Finally, I had arrived, tired but relieved. After turning at the Boomerville sign and driving about a quarter of a mile I saw a few motorhomes on the right, so I pulled over. Once again, I hopped out of my rig with my flashlight and headed toward the first motorhome. The owner saw me coming and opened the door. “Is this Boomerville? I inquire? “Yes” he replied, “are you just coming in NOW?” I answered that I was and needed to know where I should go to park. He suggested that given the...

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