Wow! It’s been too long since our last post. I bet you’ve all been wondering if we fell off the map! Well…..it seems like we did. A lot has happened, but all is well.
Where to start? The morning we left Boise, our new RV windshield got broken by a huge rock on the away out of town. Once we arrived in Redmond, OR for the FMCA RV Show we were able to get it replaced. Thank God for insurance. $3700.00 for a new windshield! We had wonderful success at the show.
The morning we were leaving Redmond, I fell outside along the road and broke my elbow. My first broken bone! Hopefully my last! We decided to drive to Coos Bay which was our next destination to go to the ER there. Big Mistake! After our 4 hour drive, I waited 3 more hours in the ER and it was going to be another 4-5 hours before I would be seen. So we left there & drove 45 minutes to a Urgent Care Center where I walked right in & was given a wonderful full arm cast!
Our next stop was Napa Valley. Yes….just in time for the 6.0 earthquake! That was the scariest thing we have ever waken up to. At 3:30AM the RV started rocking out of control. Thank God, we had no damage but the town was not that fortunate. There were several small after shocks, then the big 3.9 after shock. We were able to go to a couple of vineyards that didn’t have so much damage they were able to be open for business.
A few days later we arrived in Phoenix where we will be for the next 7 – 8 months. I went to see a Doctor here and he removed my cast. I will only need a sling for the next few weeks, along with some exercise for my arm.
I had a girls week in Florida planned for some time and since my cast was removed I decided to go ahead with my plans. It was great to see my girlfriends & get some good shopping time in. I also got to play cards & domino’s.
I got back on Tuesday, then Lee had to leave for 5 days to go to Hershey PA RV Show. The day Lee got back into Phoenix, we had to put Bennie, our 16 year old dog down. We miss him so much but it was the right thing to do for him. Now he no longer sick or in pain. The hardest thing is coming home to no wagging tail to greet you at the door.
Now I think we’re up to date on all our excitement and we’re ready to settle down for a while. Phoenix has really been hot, 95 to 108 every day. We are really pleased with the RV park that we will be staying in. It seems to have a lot of activities that we will enjoy, a great pool area, and the neighbors we have met are very nice.