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Borrego Springs, CA

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Finally left Tule Lake NWR

You know what they say about plans…  My plan had been to leave Tule Lake NWR last Thursday morning and head out south for Jojoba Hills.  I had also planned to stop not too far from Sacramento for a couple of days to visit with Gypsy and tour the capitol.  So much for plans.

Very early last Tuesday morning, I was again hit with another bout of illness caused by my intolerance to Amoxicillin.  I hadn’t taken any more pills, but it seems these reactions can start up again weeks or even months later.  Hard to believe, but obviously true.  I was knocked out of commission for another four plus days.  It was slightly less severe than the last occurrence a month and a half ago, but any activities like crawling under the rig to clean and silicone the leveling jacks was out of the question until yesterday afternoon.  I couldn’t even take the chance of driving into Klamath Falls to buy some ‘Depends’.  Sick smile

Even though the winds were stronger than I like for driving the rig this morning, I decided to chance an escape.  I just didn’t want to be stuck too long at Tule since I had to drive through the Cascade Range and over the pass by Mount Shasta.  The weather has been holding, but who knows how long it will last?

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Thankfully the 175 mile drive to Red Bluff, CA, was uneventful overall.  I gave a sigh of relief as I descended out of the mountains.  I want to document my overnight stay here in case I return this same way next spring.  I like this RV park much better than the place I stayed on the way north last spring.

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The good things about this park are that it’s an easy off and on from I-5, the sites are fairly level, it’s well taken care of, and at $35/night is somewhat cheaper than many other parks in CA.  Since I’m still recuperating, I have to be honest and say I really didn’t care what they charged. 

The sites are pretty dang close to each other, and I’m happy that no one is staying next to me on the passenger’s side of the rig.  The dog park is not fenced, and is just a gravel parking lot looking area.  At this time of the year, the office is closed on Sundays, but since I had made a reservation and had cancelled twice, I was pleased to see that my site location and directions were left taped to the office door when I arrived.  There are big trees at almost every site that provide great shade.  However, if your satellite dish is on top of your rig like mine, forget about getting a signal.  Cable TV with about a dozen stations is included, but I didn’t bother with that since I’m only here one night.

Tomorrow I’ll press on to Lodi, CA.  The drive is about the same amount of miles.  That’s the place I was going to stop at to visit Gypsy, but I’m just not up to doing touristy things right now, and I’m anxious to get to my destination.  I hope tomorrow goes as smoothly as today.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

27 comments:

  1. Just don't get stuck in Lodi again, oh Lord.

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  2. I think you should probably see a Doctor when you can fit it in your schedule. I wonder if it isn't something else??? A Virus a parasite...or something else better keep a food diary for awhile...if it happens again cut out gluten and see if that makes a difference. Sometimes those little celia in your intestines can cause an uproar...terrible diarrhea. Eat some bananas and some apples. I Hope you make the rest of the trip without any problems:)

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    1. I'd totally second giving up gluten. I have done that and gotten rid of my arthritis pain, and my acid reflux and other intestinal problems.

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    2. Me too, on the gluten. I've also cut way back on carbs and sugar, but I lost about 6# in 10 days that I can't afford to lose! But I'm going to try to stick to the diet and hopefully can gain the weight back.

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  3. Sounds that you are enjoying a good time...

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  4. Praying for a speedy recovery for you.

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  5. Bananas and tomatoes can do that to me if I eat too many. I'm sure glad Amoxicillin doesn't do it to me because that's my go to med when I get a sinus infection. Funny that they ask me if I'm are allergic to penicillin then prescribe Amoxicillin without asking about that variation.

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  6. So sorry for your illness. That is a downside of traveling solo. Best wishes for a speedy recovery and save travels.

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  7. Hope you feeling better and can hit the road, safe travels.

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  8. Oh golly. So sorry to hear about your illness. Prayers for strength and safe travels.

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  9. Glad to read you are feeling better. You are quite the trooper.

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  10. Safe travels. I hope today you are feeling a whole lot better. Agree you should probably see the doctor when you get to your new home. Even though you think you know what caused this. Couldn't hurt to talk about it with a doctor. Looking forward to seeing your new home!

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  11. I'll say try bananas and white rice. Maybe you should make a trip to see a doctor on top of your list of to do's.

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  12. That is one of the bad things about traveling solo--no one to make you chicken soup--if I was nearby I would make you chicken soup. Here's hoping you feel better soon and that the rest of your trip is uneventful. I've never heard of a delayed reaction (as in weeks) to meds--guess I need to Google that one!

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  13. Try the BRAT diet..bananas, rice, applesauce and toast for a day or two. The bananas are also high in potassium, which you can really lose fast with bouts of diarrhea..I go through that every once in a while and it's NO fun!..Probably wouldn't hurt to check with a doc if you are still "under the weather" when you finally settle in. Hugs.

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  14. Just love your frog header picture. So sorry to hear about the recurrence. Sounds awful. I have no advice but you've gotten a lot here. Glad you were able to get on your way. Hope that bug or whatever stays away. Hi to Emma!

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  15. Sure do hope you are feeling better. I agree with Far Side of Fifty - it sounds like some kind of intestinal bug. I had that many years ago when I drank some fresh spring water. I was sick for months trying to get over that. Have another great day of travel.

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  16. I'm so sorry we couldn't connect this time, but there is always another day. You and I ain't done yet! You will still be "refuging" and I'll still be around, hopefully traveling, for a long time. Take care of yourself.

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  17. That is a little unnerving that the drug can affect you months after taking it:( Hope the rest of your trip remains uneventful:)

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  18. Are you sure those drugs you've been getting a reaction to aren't from your wild and mis-spent youth? You are a child of the 60's after all... ;c)

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  19. Hope you feel better soon. Traveling sick just isn't any fun.

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  20. That is lousy that the Amoxicillin decided to pay you another visit. Who knew you could get that kind of delayed reaction?? RV parks do seem to be getting more and more expensive, but like you we only use them when traveling from one volunteer gig to the next, so it doesn't really add up too badly. Feel better!!

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  21. You are probably not looking for medical advice, but I thought I would mention something after hearing your symptoms. Don't rule out giardia. That could be easy to pick up from "camping" and the water sources you hook up to. And only certain antibiotics get rid of it. My husband & I got it years ago & our small town swore up and down the water was fine, but we have never drank out of creeks or other questionable sources other than town water or water available at campgrounds. The symptoms can come & go like yours. Hope you feel better and get settled in your new place.

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    1. That's good advice. Makes me want to go disinfect my water tank right now~ just in case.

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