Running Our Legs Off

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042015

Or our wheels, at least. We’ve been going pretty much non-stop since we got to Tucson, getting all of our annual medical appointments taken care of. Monday was Terry’s turn, and yesterday was mine.

We arrived at the VA hospital a little after 9 a.m. and I didn’t have to wait long before they took me back to get my weight and blood pressure and all that. It turns out that I’m still fat and I still have blood, even after all of it they drew from me last week at the lab. A few minutes later I was seeing the doctor, or she was seeing me. I’d say we were seeing each other, but that just wouldn’t sound right, would it? But not to worry, Miss Terry was there seeing both of us. Darn, that sounds even worse. I think I’ll stop now. Smile

After a consult with the pharmacist about a new med the doctor put me on and picking up the prescription, we were out the door and back on the road by 11 a.m. We drove 120 miles to Phoenix to pick up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal at the freight dock, after it finally arrived after shipping delays caused by bad weather in the Midwest. It should have been in the mail over a week ago, so we’ll be hustling to get it all mailed out.

From the shipping company, we drove 33 miles east to Apache Junction to see Terry’s folks, Pete and Bess Weber. We had not seen them in almost a year so our visit was long overdue. Terry surprised her mom with one of her beautiful custom shawls, and Bess was delighted. By then it was about 3 p.m. and we were all hungry, so we went to J-M Chinese Restaurant, a small place that is hands down the best in the Phoenix area.

Back at Terry’s folks’ house, we visited for a while longer and then hit the road, headed back to Tucson about 6. Since we were that far east we took the slower but much more scenic and relaxed route down State Route 79 through Florence to connect with State Route 77 back to Tucson.

It was dark by the time we got to Florence, but the scenery along the way was outstanding. Is there any more beautiful sight in the world than an Arizona sunset?

AZ sunset

After a quick stop at WalMart to pick up a prescription for Terry, we made it back to our motorhome, worn out, about 9 p.m. with 300 miles under our belt for the day.

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