Friday, April 28, 2017

Too Much Sharing

April 24 - 28, 2017
Mojave - Bakersfield, California

Uninvited reunion attendees :-(

Since we have a fantastic weekly rate at the Riverside Casino RV Park in Laughlin ($15/night) it makes good sense to stay the last night there if I'm not feeling great anyway.  I call the little park in Mojave, CA, to reduce our stay to one night. 

Dina and Audie stop by to say a quick good-bye-for-now. They're staying a couple more days. It turns out to be a good plan as Audie is one more of many who get the same bug.

Snagged one of Patty's photos - Dina and Audie!
Wind in the forecast for five straight days means there's no ideal travel day so we get out early Tuesday morning hoping to avoid most of it. Only the last 15 miles are challenging with 30 mph cross winds, and I'm glad to be in much cooler temps. 68 degrees when we arrive at Sierra Trails RV Park!

Although it could be any temp as once we set up I just go back to bed. 

Bill isn't impressed with all the seasonal/permanent residents, but I thought the park was cute with lots of trees and some green grass. It would have been a nice spot to head out from for more Jeep fun, but not this time.

I cancell our reservations in Three Rivers, and make new ones for Bakersfield River Run RV Park near the Kaiser medical center. A very nice park with level sites, FHU 50 amp, gravel parking for the rig, concrete parking for the Jeep, and green grass outdoor space. No picnic tables, no fire rings. Immaculate park. I think there's a swimming pool. 

Except for a trip to urgent care I haven't seen anything but the bed. It's been many years since I've been sick, probably over a decade since it's been this nasty.

As much as all us Eagle Mountain folks love each other, love getting together every year, love sharing our lives and stories, etc., - sharing this bug with 22 others is not what any of us were hoping for!!

Weirdly (and fortunate for Bill), none of the people who are sick have shared it with their spouses who were also there. Most have been diagnosed and treated for flu, one for pneumonia, and at least I was treated for whooping cough which is highly contagious. 

I'm happy to say that Friday I'm out of bed although not out of the house. We're here through Sunday when we hopefully continue north to visit with family in Fresno once again.


20 comments:

  1. I hope you shake this off soon. Not fun being sick. Urgent care is one of the places that make RVing easier than it used to be. Glad you took advantage of that.

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    1. I was especially fortunate that we're still in CA where my provider is. Getting better a little each day :-)

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  2. So glad you had a great time and are feeling better!

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    1. Me too! Ready to have the yuks behind me.

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  3. Yikes, that's a brutal way to close out a fun gathering! Get well soon!

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    1. Sadly all our shared photos on FB turned into a head count on who "got it".

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    1. Have definitely taken advantage of this down time!

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  5. WOW! Hope you are feeling better soon. I was in bed three days the end of January right before we left San Diego...no fun!

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    1. Tomorrow will be a week, I'm so over it!

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  6. Oh no!! So sorry to hear that you've been so sick, Jodee. Not a fun way to end your reunion. But glad you had such a good time before the bug got you, and glad you're starting to feel better. Take good care!

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    1. Thanks Laurel. Definitely not the memories we wanted after such a grand time on the river! Continuing to feel better but not pushing it.

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  7. Oh my gosh Jodee--here's hoping you are feeling much better soon!

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  8. Whooping cough - wow! I never did go to the doctor and probably should have. Still have a tiny bit of the cough. Better late than never?? Glad you are feeling better. We hear ya' about how many reservations have to be shortened/lengthened/cancelled when there is a medical situation. Love you uninvited attendees Gif!

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    1. I'm skeptical about the whooping cough although with the medication he gave me the cough is nearly gone and was almost immediately milder after the first dose. It's a five day super strong regime that I'm hoping has it all cleared up by the time we leave on Monday!

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  9. It's never fun to be sick. Sure hope you are feeling better soon, Jodee.

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    1. Thanks Jim. Looking forward to doing something besides lie around all day!!

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  10. So glad to hear you are up and around even if you aren't running laps yet:) This lifestyle does keep us away from the germ pool to keep that immunity level up since we generally do our get togethers outside. Take care:)

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    1. Another reason to avoid those big crowds of people! I see us spending a lot less time in the casino next year.

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