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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Felt a need to go "home"

Lexington,  VA

My mother at age 86 is having more health concerns.   When we were in NJ for the house settlement two weeks ago, she was admitted in the hospital.    I have called her every day until Sunday.   At each call I could sense a weakening on her part.  On Sunday she could hardly talk.    Most times I called she would cry.  She is frustrated and becoming more and more depressed.    She no longer can answer her phone right next to the bed.  

So, Len and I decided to leave Houston as planned on Monday.  But instead of heading north, to return to NJ.    We left Houston 3:30 am Monday and made it to Cullman, AL to Len's sons yesterday at 5:45 pm, exhausted.     A distance of 730 miles.

We left Cullman this morning at 5:40 and planned on stopping at a rest area around 6 tonight.    We just could not make it.  We are in a campground right off I81 in Lexington.   We stopped at 4:00 pm having driven 526 miles.  We have 312 miles to go.

We agreed we needed to rest tonight, have full hookups with A/C.  

After visiting for a while with Mom and if she is doing better, we plan on staying closer to NJ, traveling no further than a 3 or 4 hour drive.     This is not the time to be RVing great distances from home.  I have to admit, I am not real optimistic as to her prognosis. 


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

We are sorry to hear about your mom,we are going thru the same with my mom (Kenny) she want's to go so bad and want's to know why she can't. It's sad.

Try to have a good week.

Rick and Paulette said...

Sorry to hear your Mom is ailing. That's a heck of a lot of miles to put on in 2 days. Sure glad you're stopping for a night to get a good rest. Take care and drive safely.

Happytrails said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mom. We will certainly keep her in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking about you guys!
You guys travel safely and get some rest tonight!

ain't for city gals said...

Hoping all gets better for your mom...going through the same thing with my dad...it is hard..take care..

JOJO said...

I am sorry to hear the news of your mom's health. Be careful on the road and yes don't drive so many miles in one day. Rest up and then move on. I will be keeping you all in my deepest thoughts.

Catherine, Jo Beth and Grace said...

Sorry to hear about your Mom. Sounds like a solid plan. There is probably lots to enjoy in the area that you never took the time for when you lived there.