Monday, July 11, 2011

A Good Start...

Yesterday was a crazy day.  I got up and headed off to pick up Mom for church, lunch and some errands.  We had a great day.  Then, when we returned to her house, she wanted me to look at a cyst on her back that we have been watching for several weeks now.  Oh, my! appeared that it had become infected.  I called our Home Health Care Nurse and after consultation with her, I took her to the Urgent Care Clinic.  She had a scheduled appointment with her dermatologist for Tuesday, but this couldn't wait.  We got to the clinic, and, as I suspected the cyst had become infected and needed to be removed.  In just a little while, the doctor on call, had us all fixed up and prescribed an antibiotic for her to take for the next 10 days.

I am so sorry she had to go through that, but, I am glad we got it taken care of before I left town.  Now, my sister is on duty, and will do the follow up doctor visit.  Mom...I hope it is already feeling better.

After getting Mom situated back at home, I headed to the house to finished a couple of last minute things before we pulled out.  It was about 6:15 when I got home.  Andrew and Lauren had arrived and were ready to go.  Scott and J said their good-byes, we hooked up the car, posed for our traditional


departure photo and were ready to roll.

As we traveled north on 287 from Fort Worth to Childress, I made sandwiches for dinner.  The kids enjoyed the


giant black and white cookies that Great MiMi sent for them.  Thanks MiMi, the cookies were great and more like cake.

  We played lots of


Angry Bird, and then before we knew it, we were arriving at the Super Wal-Mart in Childress, Texas for our overnight stay.  It didn't take any of us long to go to sleep.

This morning, we were up by 6:30 and ready to move on by a little after 7:00.  Today, we continued our journey north on 287 to Amarillo, picked up I-40 at Amarillo and headed west to I-25 in Albuquerque, NM.

Again today, while Poppa safely chauffeured us down the highways, the kids and I


looked out the windows,


took funny pictures of ourselves with the iPad, and talked Poppa into stopping at Clines Corners for a yummy lunch.

While we were stopped for lunch, Mark and Andrew took time to check


the brakes with the heat gun since we had been going up and down the hills and fighting a pretty strong wind.  All was good with the brakes, however, Mark disconnected the Brake Buddy in the Jeep.  He said, he felt like it kept pulling him back.  The compressor had made a strange noise last night when he connected it.  So, we aren't sure if it is malfunctioning or if it was just the strong winds today.  Guess he will have to get it checked out.

We continued on to the end of our day, which took us to I-25 in Albuquerque.  There we headed north to the Hollywood Casino RV Park in San Felipe Pueblo, about 35 miles out of Santa Fe.  This is a great


overnight spot.  The sites are $10, and have 50amp service with a central water and dump station.  We were also able to get


fuel right across the road.  We had dinner in the Casino, which was just so-so.  The kids got to go though the Casino to the buffet.  They laughed and said a casino is just a Chuck E Cheese for adults.  Guess they aren't far off.

They also had fun this afternoon


climbing around on the hills next to the RV Park.  They got back to the motor home just before the


rain came and the temperatures dropped into the 70's.  Coming from Texas, we haven't seen those numbers in a while.

Tomorrow, we will make our way on to Durango, Colorado, where we will stay for 8 days.  We have had a great start to our summer "grandkid" vacation and even though there is rain in our forecast, we are looking forward to settling into our RV Park in Durango and setting out on some exciting adventures.


  1. They look like yin and yang cookies!

    Have an awesome time with the grandkids! They sure are growing up quickly. They look so tall compared to last year.

  2. You guys have a great time with those "grands." I agree with Sandra...they are indeed growing up. Beautiful young people!!