Sunday, March 5, 2017

Before and After

The past two weeks have been tough. The stress of the truck being damaged and our travel plans being scrapped must have weakened our immune systems. We both got very sick and went to medical walk-in, where we got antibiotics to fight the infections. We are both on the mend and feeling much better. The really good news is that we have our truck back, and it looks terrific.

 Before

After

Because we have been sick, we have not done anything or gone anyplace. Since I have started feeling better, Jake and I have been taking walks out in the desert. The desert is really starting to bloom. Here are some of the pictures.

 All the little pods fall off and start sprouting.







 Jake by Redondo Pond



 The plants survive and blossom despite the harsh environment.



 Sometimes I let Jake run off leash during our hikes. An irrigation canal carries the water through the desert to the farms.

 Prickly pear cactus in bloom.



I want to see this one when all the blossoms open up.

Thursday, March 9th, we start heading East. I have started planning the trip and we are headed to Why, Arizona so that we can visit Organ Pipe National Monument. After that we are headed to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The plan is to then cross the Gulf states to Florida and then up the East Coast, arriving at Tuxbury Pond RV Resort by May first.

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6 comments:

Greg said...

Good to hear you both are feeling better. I hope your travels go much smoother for the rest of your journey. Tell Kay we say hello and wish you two a healthy and safe journey.

Scott Fitz said...

Glad to hear your both feeling better and your truck is repaired. Keep those beautiful photos coming! I'm jealous!

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Thanks Greg.

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Thanks Scott. Its always good to hear from friends. It helps keep us connected.

Mark from Missouri said...

Sorry to hear you were ill but hope you are getting around alright now. Truck looks perfect in the photo. The life of a fulltimer... Guess it can't be all fun and games everyday!

Really have been enjoying reading about your guy's trip.

Kay and Russ Wallace said...

Thanks Mark. Never a dull moment.