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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

First Night of Vacation or "On a Dark Desert Highway"

Mulling over if I should discontinue my blog?  What else is there for me to do at 5:30 am?  A friend and I were discussing that blogs sure suck up a lot of time, both reading and writing!  Mine has never been that interesting, but I will try to write something today.
April 3rd we flew to Arizona.  We landed about 10:30pm.  We rented our car (the mid size was not available, although it was reserved).  My husband brought the GPS, and entered the address of the resort we were staying at.  We should have got something to eat right away, but drove through a drive through thinking we could eat when we got to our condo.
Well, if you enter "Boulevard" instead of "Parkway," it makes a BIG difference!  We drove, and drove some more.  I never realized how spread out Arizona is!  Finally, as we were nearing, we hit a road that says "ROAD CLOSED."    Okay, now sing with me, "On a Dark Desert Highway...."
Thank God for cellphones!  I called the resort who has 24/7 front desk check in.  The clerk looked up on MapQuest where we were, and directed us back on course!  When we got to the resort, we checked in and drove to the unit.  There was not place to park.  We went back to the desk and the clerk said we would have to park near registration and haul our bags to the condo unit...in the dark....at 1:30am!
Long story short....we ate lukewarm burgers at 2 am.


Linda said...

As far as blogging goes, do what you enjoy....
Sounds like your Az vacation was an adventure.


Happy Belated Birthday! I like to find my way with a good paper Map!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is scary! and I'm glad you blog and always appreciate your sweet comments on mine. Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

Oliva Ohlson said...

What an adventure!!!
You are not boring!!! We simply don't have enough time to do it all. I'm so behind myself with my blog...it's so pathetic, but I'll keep blogging no matter what!
Hope you're feeling better.