Our last day to work was on Monday. We spent the day on Tuesday getting ready to pull out on Wednesday. I thought I was taking it easy–I did things like clean out the refrigerator, straighten up the pantry and wardrobe closets, put away spices and herbs–things that should be easy to do. And sometime in there I made a meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and invited some friends over for a last minute meal together.
When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I was in a lot of pain. I mean, I was crying I hurt so bad. So, Fabgrandpa made me some coffee and brought me a pain pill, and said he would do everything that needed doing to get us ready to go. I sat and played on my computer until time to go, except for walking across the street to take some pics of the canyon.
While we were getting ready to go, Louise, one of our friends and co-worker, came over to say goodbye. She is one of our best friends here, and we are going to miss her.
We finally got on the road about 10:00 a.m., and I spent a lot of the day sleeping. I wore my “traveling socks” that my daughter, Becca made for me:
We made it to the Flagstaff KOA around 3:30 p.m., and while Fabgrandpa got the trailer set up, I sat around again. It really was a rough day for me. I hope that getting to rest a lot will help me feel better by the time we get home to Georgia. We went out for dinner at Picazzo’s Pizza, then home and early to bed.
This morning, we went to breakfast at Miz Zips, our favorite place for breakfast in Flagstaff. The girls who work there have always remembered us, even when we don’t come in for months. Every spring for 5 years, they have been waiting on us there, and today, they paid for our breakfast for us.When I was in the hospital, Fabgrandpa went there for breakfast every day, and they told me he would update them on my condition every time he came in. They are such nice people there.
After breakfast, I got a mani-pedi, while Fabgrandpa got a hair cut. Then we went over to Frontier Foods, and picked up some healthy treats for the road: Some pecans, roasted pumpkin seeds, some lacinato kale and some lentils for a kale and sausage soup later this week, and some rainbow chard. Before we went home, we checked out the thrift store, Navajo Trading Post. One last stop was at Fry’s for the rest of our groceries.
We went out to dinner tonight at a Thai food place, and brought food home for a lunch on the road tomorrow. I had Stir Fried Eggplant with Basil Leaves (yummm!) and he had a Red Curry with Shrimp. No more eating out until we get to Shamrock, Texas.