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Life is a Crapshoot

So here I sit in Denver, Colorado in the lobby of the Double tree, reflecting on this non vacation. Everyone else still sleeping.

Funny the flight out may well be the highlight of the whole thing. I had a great seatmate and we talked the whole way, hardly felt like I had left the ground and then we were down.

The Dead Sea Scrolls was a real wash out. I had hurt my shoulder hefting bags and so just sat uncomfortably while the kids explored the rest of the museum. The exhibit itself was so crowded you couldn't get close enough to to see much. We didn't stay long.


Everything was great for a while. So pleased that we were able to hook up a video chat with my grandson living in Dallas. We haven't seen him in over a year and communication has been spotty. He has hurt his back and will be down for a bit, but that gave him time off work and time to talk. We were all happy.

As night came on the headaches started along with breathing difficulty and nausea. Yep, altitude sickness. By morning we were quite ill.  Drove down the mountain  seeking relief and hope for the concert. Felt a little better but going back up made us sick again and with great sadness and major disappointment we drove to Denver where we enjoyed some good food, sat in the hottub and felt a little better.

We have decided to drive back, maybe we'll find something interesting on the way home, but if you've ever driven I70 through Kansas you know chances are slim. We will do our best to make our own fun and find good food, but we are a disconsolate crew right now.

I don't want to be home. Things going on there I don't want to face, but I'm leaving that for another entry.

*long sigh*

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olbuksings
Jun. 18th, 2018 01:32 pm (UTC)
Aww, so sorry about all of this. Truly hope that things get sorted out for you and the family. And that everyone is safe on the drive back...
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:27 am (UTC)
Had an ok trip home, not elated to be here but glad to be out of the car.
msdazy03
Jun. 18th, 2018 01:40 pm (UTC)
Aw...I'm sorry it did not play out as you had hoped...I hope you can salvage something of what you have left of your vacation.
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:25 am (UTC)
We just came on home, couldn't find a place to stay.
amethyst_witch
Jun. 18th, 2018 02:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, sweetie. I had a trip like this once...there's still time for it to pick up <3

The photo by the river sure is lovely :) Just grab the little moments as you can, especially if they are few this time...
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:24 am (UTC)
We always manage some fun. Glad to be home again though.
spikesgirl58
Jun. 18th, 2018 04:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry things didn't turn out better for you.
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:24 am (UTC)
Appreciate your sympathy, got to roll with the punches.
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siglinde99
Jun. 19th, 2018 12:16 am (UTC)
I’m sorry things aren’t working out as planned.
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:23 am (UTC)
Thanks.
meowmensteen
Jun. 19th, 2018 12:53 am (UTC)
That's no good. I remember on a trip to the Rocky Mountains, I had issues too.
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:22 am (UTC)
Years ago I had issues but not this severe, will avoid higher elevations in the future.
kabuldur
Jun. 19th, 2018 10:36 am (UTC)
Glad that at least the beginning of your vacation was good...for a short while. Then everything went downhill. I'm so sorry. I hope you can have some fun on the way home.
rosegardenfae
Jun. 20th, 2018 02:20 am (UTC)
Home now, had a short but relaxing stay at a spa. Now to get caught up here.

Edited at 2018-06-20 02:21 am (UTC)
kabuldur
Jun. 21st, 2018 09:42 am (UTC)
Well, I'm glad you had some recovery time in a spa.

Wow, you are a busy bee. Back to straightening up already!

I must say, I'm curious as to how the Stephen Marley concert went. Did it rain? Was it good? Did you hire a wheelchair? I'm sorry. So many questions! Lol, :D
rosegardenfae
Jun. 21st, 2018 11:25 am (UTC)
We have now missed 3 concerts. The first was cancelled because of rain, 2nd couldn't go because Anah was unwell and the last one we were all too sick. I'm wondering if this is a message from the Universe? Ziggy is playing in Kansas City in August which is close. We may try one more time and Stephen in Arkansas in September. Time will tell.

Trust me I feel pretty bad physically and am not doing much. Moving very slowly.
kabuldur
Jun. 22nd, 2018 09:10 am (UTC)
Oh, boo! I hope you can get to see Ziggy in August.

Oh, you're human, after all. Poor you!

*Sending you energy*
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