Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog






Many of the campers were leaving today. We watched the tents come down and the many, many, stuff sacks being loaded into cars, trucks and vans. The people all looked tired.

We remember those days fondly. Why is it such a joy to be so miserable?

My favorite author, Patrick McManus, calls Camping a “Fine and Pleasant Misery”.

That describes it pretty well!

In fact, Patrick has a book of short stories about Camping, by the title: “A Fine & Pleasant Misery”. It is hilarious as it describes in some detail, what we go through as Campers, just to enjoy the outdoors. If you see that book, pick up a copy and then sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh yourself silly.

In any case we will soon have our peace and quiet back.

It appears that our departure from Hannibal may be delayed for a day. We aren’t certain just yet, but it depends on how soon the doctor can read the ultrasound.

Marilyn’s appointment is for Wednesday morning and we hope that the results are known by Wednesday afternoon.

We will be ready to leave on Thursday morning, but we will do whatever is required. Marilyn’s health is the most important thing to us.

We will arrive in Colorado whenever we can get there.

This morning, I will call our resort (Montaindale) and let them know what our situation is, so that they can rent our site for Saturday, if they need to do that.

We will arrive on Sunday if all goes well.

One of the important considerations for Full-Time RV’ers is taking care of their medical concerns. We have doctors that we know and trust here in Hannibal. Having an RN in the family is nice, too. LOL

We also have a doctor we go to when we are in the Valley in Texas. We do not lack for adequate medical care no matter where we are. It is difficult however, to change horses in the middle of the stream. So, we are staying here until this issue is resolved.

One of the things we first noticed after beginning our RV adventure, was that you almost never hear RV’ers talking about health issues. They are too busy living life to the fullest, laughing with friends, riding bikes, swimming, playing golf or tennis or softball, hiking, or any number of other athletic activities.

I have overheard other people our age (Not living the RV lifestyle) sitting together talking about nothing but their latest operation, how recently they had an illness, how bad they feel, etc, etc.

We have no desire to dwell on those things, but we will keep you advised on how soon we can get back on the road.

We enjoyed a nice day at the Farm today, attending the annual family reunion. Good people, good food and easy conversation. It was all very nice. Because we are leaving soon, Steve, Jennifer and the Grandkids gave me my Father’s Day gift early. It was the two books written by Joaquin Jackson, the retired Texas Ranger we met in Alpine, Texas, last year.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing Joaquin again next spring and I hope to get both books autographed.

Marilyn & I were both exhausted by the time we got home last night. I went to bed at 8:15 to read for awhile, but was sound asleep when Marilyn joined me under the covers.

Life goes on and we are anxious to get back on the road!

Life is Good!

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