Alice in Wonderland
Well, after blogging about the joy the kids were experiencing here at the campground, it all ended with a bad accident. I was at my laptop working on my next novel when I saw a fire truck go by my site. I saw more fire trucks, followed by EMS units and then police cars. As it turned out, there was an accident with one of the hayrides and several children were injured and taken to the hospital.
I received a call from one of my friends, a local news anchor, and before I knew it, I was being interviewed for tonight’s broadcast. Thank goodness he’s a true friend and filmed me only from the left side so that none would be the wiser about the paralysis on my right side.
This evening, I pray that all those who were injured will heal quickly both physically and emotionally.
There are so many things I love about RV full-timing. At the top of my list, however, is having my home, my Gypsy Rider with me everywhere. I was released from the hospital and took my sweet time leaving the lot only after I had a good, long nap!
Using wisdom and deciding to stay put for awhile, I made reservations at a local campground. On the first day, there were only three or four rigs at the camp. Today, there are children everywhere and I love it! They are all excited about the activities planned for this evening — apple bobbing, hayrides, pumpkin carving and scavenger hunts. There is nothing in the world that can compare to seeing the joy children take in the simple things of life!
Today marks the beginning of my third week with Bell’s Palsy. During the second week, I ended up back in the hospital after a bad reaction to one of the meds. I had terrible chills and night sweats, and I was in terrible pain all over.
When I arrived in the ER, my temp was 104, I was terribly dehydrated and had multiple infections. Besides this, I was horribly confused, probably due to the fever. I must have been rambling, because the doctor came in after I was a bit more stable and told me he looked me up on the Internet. He was pleased when he found my website, checked the parking lot for my RV, and was satisfied that I was who I said I was!
At this point, I’m feeling much better, but that second week also brought a great deal of facial pain, nausea, neck pain and overall exhaustion. I’m hoping that as I enter this third week, I’ll start seeing more improvement. Fingers crossed!
On the final stretch of my drive home, I stumbled upon a wonderful little town in Ohio. Chillicoth seems to be one of those hidden US jewels that time has forgotten, yet just five minutes up the road, all of our modern niceties are found. It just doesn’t get much better than this!
Chillicoth was both the first and third capital of Ohio, and the pride of holding that honor is apparent. From the painted barns to the little white churches, this is a place to unwind, relax and just let go. I will definitely revisit very soon. It’s in the midst of these tiny towns that so many treasures are found.