"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, January 30, 2017

Fluid Plans


I grabbed a photo from the past that sort of reflects my state of mind at present.  CarHenge, someplace in Nebraska, I think.  Around 2009.

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The last time I posted we had just finished up a great time in City of Rocks state park, North of Deming, NM.


We enjoyed a short days drive from there to Benson, AZ where we stayed overnight and visited a dear friend in the Escapee’s park.

From Benson, it was on to Tucson, and Gilbert Ray campground.  One our favorite stops on our westward journey.


We spent three days there catching up with old friends and enjoying the beautiful weather. 

On Sunday, the 15th, we made our way to Quartzite to meet up with some other friends.  Had a fun time celebrating a wedding anniversary.


Checked out some previous camp sites one story afternoon.  Down in Kofa wildlife refruge.


The day after arriving in Quartzite we received a call that Wanda’s mom had been admitted to the hospital.  At the time, things didn’t appear to be too serious. We decided to just stay near Dome Rock.  As the week progressed her mom’s health continued to decline.  On Friday afternoon, the 20th, we decided that Wanda should fly home.  We broke camp around 3PM and stayed in a RV park near Buckeye on Friday night.  Early Saturday morning I dropped Wanda off at the airport in Phoenix, and Sally and I started the long drive home.

From Phoenix, to Deming NM, to Junction TX, to Huntsville, TX, to home.  Four hard days of travel.  Sally was so tired of riding, she didn’t want to get in the truck the last two days.  I drove through rain, sleet, snow, hail, and 60 mph crosswinds.  Quite an experience dodging those tumble weeds on I-10.

Wanda has spent eight of the last ten days in the room with her mom.  Nights of little sleep, along with the stress of the situation, is beginning to wear her down, also.

As I type this, her mom is still in the hospital.  Pneumonia and other complications have really taken a toll.  Things begin to inprove yesterday and we’re hoping she gets to go home tomorrow or Wednesday.


That wraps up our Winter travel plans.  Sally and I will be happy just to have Wanda home again…..jc


  1. That is a touch trip to do alone and in a hurry. Best wishes to all of you as Wanda's Mom recovers.

  2. 🙏Thoughts and prayers for you both. Thanks for letting us know.

  3. Sorry to hear. Thanks for the update.

  4. You guys are in our hearts and prayers. I drove out to Dome Rock today - there are already four or five trailers parked on the upper level.

  5. Thoughts and prayers to "Mom", You, Wanda and family...Its never fun to try and run the "100 yard dash" with a camper strapped to your back...I applaud your tenacity...take care my Friend...Horst sends

  6. Sorry to hear about Wanda's mom. Sending prayers that she continues to improve and will be able to return to her home.

  7. Sorry to hear this and hope Wanda's mom is home and recovering. Wondered why you weren't at Blogger-Fest. Be well, much rest.

  8. A tough trip under tough circumstances. Hoping mom can go home soon.

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