Took off camping for 3 nights over the 4 day weekend at a local campground. It was also the two year anniversary of my maiden voyage, same campground but one site over.
Arranged for family to come out and visit with dad. Some stayed and camped while others headed home. Poor dad - his short term memory isn't always the greatest. He had a stroke two years ago and have been pretty much house bounded (some by choice). He was ready to go home after dinner forgetting that he was spending two nights in a cabin since he can't climb stairs.
It was really really really freezing cold (OK, SoCal cold & freezing) the first night. I woke up cold at 2 am and couldn't get back to sleep so I went over to check on dad. The windshief was iced up. Dad was really cold and couldn't get warm enough even through the cabin was 70*. He usually keeps the house at 82-84*, hotter during summer. The heater wouldn't come on so I gave him my little heater. When I woke up the second time it was 47* in my trailer.
At 8am I found someone with a car that could pick up dad to bring him home. He was much more comfortable at home. Because I'm the main caregiver I was traveling back & forth between the cg and home on this trip. The only meal I had in my trailer was cold cereal this morning.
Even through this trip didn't go completely as planned it was nice visiting with family. I have cat(s) so its hard for my cousins to visit at the house. The family dinner was well worth it! Dad really enjoyed himself.
I have stayed here several times and even with cable I hadn't had much luck with getting many channels. This time was different. I had pleased with the clear picture & number of channels.
This Saturday I head out for 4 nights of R&R at the beach. I decided the desert is not the place for me right now until it starts to warm up. Calico Ghost Town will need to wait....(again).
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...
2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West