Tuesday, February 25, 2014

YA-DA-YA-DA-YA-DA

 I can’t believe how easy it is to NOT know what day it is!

After yet another set back Saturday, I made the decision Sunday to stay here (Seguin, TX) two more nights, even though I was feeling pretty well – I guess it’s all relative because I sure get tired easily when I take Lacy for walks, etc.

When I finally left Lake Charles on Wednesday, the 10th day of this debacle, (2/19), I “just knew” I was well – NOT!  I dragged into River Shade RV Park in Seguin, Texas, a little northeast of San Antonio, I was back in the death-warmed-over spot again.  I paid for two days, then paid for an additional day, and today paid for two more additional days.  That gives me until the 25th to 'give-in' to this tyrant flu.  What’s the use of driving just to feel crappy when I arrive.  Yikes, I’ve ever had anything like this before; or, if I have, I've plowed through feeling terrible, hiding in my office with my head on my desk - or something equally as stupid as that.

Other than the cough and tiredness, I pretty much feel okay.  I’ve been doing some computer, movie, reading, and laundry projects - just with lots of breaks.  So, here we are at Tuesday morning and I'm feeling good about leaving today.  My first appointment in Sacramento is on the 31st of March.  I think I can make it there by then!!

River Shade RV Park, outside of Seguin, TX on Texas 123 is a really nice place.  It's not the fanciest, but it's immaculately clean (restrooms, showers, laundry) and looks like it'll have a lot of shade for all pull-through RV sites when the weather really starts to head upwards.  There's a community room with coffee making equipment and supplies with a couple of TVs and reading material.  There are only 3 washers and 3 dryers, so I did have to check a couple of times before dragging my laundry from the rig.  I used two machines and a lady (I think one of the owners) said she'd make sure nobody fooled with my machines so I could run out to pick up some cough drops.  When I returned about 30 minutes later all was ready to be put in the dryers.  Lots of people look to be either long-time renters or snow-birds here for the Winter.






The first couple of days I was here, the thermostat got up to the mid-70s during the day and all the way down to the low 60s at night.  The last couple of days, I've felt more comfortable with the air-conditioner on for a couple of hours in the late afternoon - as it's climbed up to the mid-80s in the rig - about 82F outside.  most of the trees are budding and there's lots of green grass popping up all over.  Birds, I hear so many birds; I really do need to get some kind of audio program to learn the different species' calls.

So, today I'm heading towards Junction, TX - about 150 miles westerly.  I may stop at a Camping World that would put me only about 10 miles out of my way.  I'm still experiencing the 'interesting-but-cumbersome' operation of the water heater; and, I have been unable to find the correct window-washng-fluid-container for Floribunda.  If Camping World has to order it I'll have it sent to my daughter's house.  It's not mandatory, but it would be nice to be able to wash the windshield while driving when necessary.  Oh, some good news:  On my last fuel up I got 13 mph in Floribunda!  That's very sweet - and I think it helps a lot that there are no mountains around here!

18 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you took the time to rest up a bit more. Be sure you feel okay when you leave Junction as you will be heading into West Texas where things are wide open and far between. Sorry we couldn't get together since you are quickly passing through San Antonio. A drive to Seguin would not have been far from my side of town but I think you just needed to rest this time.

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    1. Next time we'll do a little planning as I'd love to meet you, Colleen.

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  2. I will be so glad when you getbto CA and feeing better again

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    1. HI Betty:
      Am I going to be able to maybe see you and Joe? Will you still be in CA about mid-March? Every time I try to make a time commitment, I have to change it; but I do have to be back in Sacramento for an appointment on the 31st of March. So, I should be heading through the Palm Springs area about mid month.

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  3. And let there be pictures....good ones too. Have you seen the latest good news about Skruffy? --Dave (GoingRvWay.com)

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    1. No I haven't Dave. I start reading up on my blogs tonight. I'm parked at Camping World - check out my new post - that I haven't written yet.

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  4. Glad you're able to be on the move! .... lots of Texas to go through ! and yeah, the flat land surely does help with gas mileage ... that's one thing for ol Texas ... lol

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    1. The more time I spend in Texas, the better I like it. Outsiders get such a stilted view of Texas. It's an amazing state; I just want to explore and explore.

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  5. I'm glad that you are feeling better. I hope that you really enjoy your nest stretch of road on your way to your destination. I just hope that you meet some helpful gentleman to help you with things that needs to be done.

    Love the pictures. All we have around here is snow and naked trees, lol...
    Have a safe trip.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. That little RV Park (River Shade in Seguin, TX) is a gem, I think. I certainly would go there again. Yes, it's nice to take a couple of pix - it's been a while.

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