We were very much enjoying our stay in "Q" with a bunch of our camping friends. Eating way too many apple fritters at the great bakery. Hitting the junk stores and such things. When Carol woke up on Thursday, the 9th, she had no feeling in her left arm. Carol said that since she only has one functioning arm, she needs to take real good care of it. By 9:00 we were on our way home. It took us four days to get to "Q" but only two to get home. Carol has a doctors appointment on Monday to see what's going on with her arm. Carol had her heart attack/stroke in 2006 while we were camping in Wyoming. She dislocated her hip while camping in Florida and was hospitalized in Yuma, AZ with severe dehydration. The time has come to settle down before something major happens.
On our way home, we drove by lots of places we've visited over the years. We've stood on the corner in Winslow, AZ. Bought new wedding bands at Richardson's Trading Post in Gallup, NM. Attended the Balloon Fiesta in ABQ. Toured the old Route 66 through parts of NM. On and on. We spent Thursday night in the parking lot of the Route 66 Casino on I-40 just west of ABQ. This was to be our very last "camping" spot. We had stayed there before; probably in 2002 or '03.
On the way home, we talked about Carols sometimes fragile medical condition, our 13 years of traveling, and our move to Colorado. We have decided to sell the Lazy Daze and just settle into our new life in Longmont.
It's been a great ride.
Ed, Carol and Gopher the Dog.