Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Change of Summer Plans

Posted from Casa Grande, AZ

Well, our summer plans have come to a screeching halt.

Without going in to details, my Mom has taken a couple of falls and is in a trauma center in Northern Virginia. She is waiting for things to stabilize before she can undergo surgery to relieve pressure on her brain.

We departed Hurricane, UT yesterday and drove back to Casa Grande, AZ with the initial intention of flying out of Phoenix, AZ to Dulles Airport in Virginia to be with her and my brother.  Now that we've thought more about it, we've decided to drive the motorhome back to Virginia and see if we can find a local campground to stay at for a longer period of time. (I'm from that area and campgrounds in this area are limited).

Our decision was based upon several factors.  The cost of booking a "near date" flight are very expensive.  We would still need to rent a car when we arrived, but most importantly, we have no idea how long we will be needed. This makes booking flights even tougher.

By taking the motorhome (our home) and pulling the toad, all of these decisions are eliminated. Obviously, it will not be as quick as a flight, but we'll be able to stay for a longer period of time.

Being fulltimers actually makes the logistics of this trip a lot easier.


We're asking everyone to say a short prayer for my Mom's recovery.

13 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your mom- falls are a big issue for us old folks. Have a safe trip

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  2. Oh, so sorry to hear about your mom's fall. Glad you will be able to get there. All the best to your family.

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  3. Prayers for your mom also for your travels back to Virginia.

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  4. Steve - sorry to hear this. But we will be praying for you and Karen and your mom and a safe trip back there and for her to get well quickly.

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  5. Our thoughts are with you. We send thoughts for a successful surgery and quick recovery.

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  6. Prayers for your dear Mother and safe travels for yall.
    Keep us posted.

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  7. Steve, so very sorry to hear the news about your Mom. Hope you and Karen have a safe trip home and see your Mom soon.

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  8. We know this is a difficult time. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Safe travels. Marty and Bob

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  9. Good Luck with your mom, we did the same thing a couple of years ago, tiring but absolutely spending those days with mom is the best memory. Richard

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  10. Sorry to hear of the bad news, we'll keep your mom and you both in our thoughts and prayers as you travel. I'd do the same thing and drive home, you'll have much peace of mind having your home with you.

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  11. We are sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts are with you. We've done the cross country thing. It sounds like the right decision.

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  12. We're sorry to hear this about your mom. Our thoughts are with you. We've done the quick cross country thing. It sounds like the right decision.

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  13. Great header photo. Zion will be waiting for a return visit. In the meantime, safe travels and sending thoughts and prayers.

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