Saturday, January 11, 2014

Our last post

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.


Jim and Gayle said...

So sorry we missed you. If we ever get back to your part of CO we'll stop by. Hope Carol's arm problem is nothing serious.

Russ Krecklow said...

Taking care of yourselves is the primary concern. You've been in inspiration to us, and you've enjoyed every experience that you've had. We know you've made a difficult decision regarding the Lazy Daze, but living your lives in the best way possible is by far the best choice. We'll miss you. Happy that our paths crossed.

Donna K said...

Sad to hear that you are selling the LD but glad you have had so many trips and happy memories. Taking care of yourselves is important and being settled close to family is a good thing. So glad we got to meet you and enjoy your company. Take care and I hope Carol's arm gets better soon.

Unknown said...

Hugs to both of you. Hope Carol is ok. Its a tough call on selling your rig, but you mentioned it before so guess I was just hoping it wouldn't happen. Nonetheless, you got one more trip done and it was to the Q. And the memories continue. now just a little different. One day, when I come thru CO once again, I will try to connect up with you two. Stay healthy and stay in touch.

Anonymous said...

The "unknown" above it me Melinda. Apparently signed in with wrong email account. ;-)

Aeagles said...

Much love and best to you both. I couldn't make it to Q this year. Hugs, Andrea

Nancy said...

I hope Carol is okay. Sorry I'll have missed you by the time I get to Quartzsite. Glad you're settled in a lovely new home near family now. I hope the new owners of your LD make as many good memories with it as you have had. Best wishes to you both. Perhaps we'll meet again on one of my trips to Colorado.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope Carol gets better. Taking care of yourselves is the most important thing. You're near family and a beautiful location now, which means a lot. Will miss seeing you on the road.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol and Ed,
So sorry to hear that you are stopping your Lazy Daze travel. Understandable, though. Hope Carol's arm is better and it's nothing major.
Glad I got to meet you and camp together in Abiquiu. That was fun. Best wishes for the future. Longmont is a great town, was there last year.
Take care,
Jeanne Bold

WxToad said...

Ed & carol,

We have so enjoyed meeting up with you guys here and there all around this great USA - VT, CA, OR, FL, NM. We'll sure miss you out on the road and wish two the very best in your new little home in CO.
Ted & Liz H