Sunday, November 21, 2010

Change of itinerary

We have decided that because of Giano's slow recovery that we will stay in San Francisco for the month of December!  This is a major difference from Christmas in Louisiana but I've been told that the F word (flexibility) is the most important part of life. 

Giano is doing very well, but not nearly as quickly as he would like.  He has a good day with quite a bit of progress then a plateau day.  He is now off oxygen completely but hasn't passed the swallow test yet so is still being fed through the tube.  Today Chrissy, Nicky and Matthew will arrive from Atlanta and Peter from Montana, so they will be great inspiration for him to work harder to get all those neurons connecting.

Apparently we are lucky that the condo hasn't sold because we've settled back into it very nicely.  With the bare minimum of furnishings, but enough to make do.  The Little House and the Truck are in Phoenix and will get their work done while we are in San Francisco and we'll be ready to get back to the Alventure soon.  Thanks again for all your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Back in San Francisco

After a few quiet days in and around Sedona (when you bring your house along, you still have to clean it), enjoying all the incredible red rock formations, we flew from Phoenix to SF last night, because Giano is waking up!  He is no longer sedated, has been out of ICU for a few days, is breathing on his own, and is speaking!  The words are weak but we all know that his spirit and determination are strong, so it's just a matter of time as he works hard to return to his former fine self.  His body is healing nicely, even though he is very thin.  If only I could share some pounds with him, but it won't be long before he quickly gains back his young man muscle so I guess I'm stuck with my old lady fat.

Maybe it's a good thing that there haven't been any offers on our condo because we have settled back into it quite comfortably.  Our Little House on Wheels and Truck are with the dealer in Phoenix, getting a bit of maintenance done, including running boards on the truck because that's a very tall step for an old broad.  We'll probably be in town for at least two weeks, depending on Giano's progress.

Thank you for all your kind thoughts, good wishes, and sincere prayers. 

Monday, November 8, 2010


Tuzigoot was a pueblo with more than 110 rooms, with a probable population of 225.  Will somebody be paying money to visit Deer Park in a thousand years?  I hope they all have the Senior Pass for the National Parks.

Posted by Picasa

Jerome AZ

We're now at the Krazy K RV Park in Camp Verde AZ and today's adventure was to Jerome, with lunch at "The Asylum, A Restaurant On The Fringe" in the Jerome Grand Hotel.  It used to be a hospital and is said to be inhabited by some of the former patients.  None of them stopped us from enjoying lunch.  Not much can stop me when there is food involved.

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 6, 2010


The Old Navajo Bridge and the New Navajo Bridge over the Colorado River.

Glen Canyon Dam, built 50 years ago, which is when Page became a town.

Posted by PicasaThe Glen Canyon Bridge.

Okay, I learned how to do photos (I hope you're seeing photos) but not how to add to a post, so this is part 2 of Page.  I'll catch on in a few more weeks.  Maybe months.

Page AZ

We wandered our way as far as Page AZ, but only after we tried to drive our Little House through Zion National Park and Ranger Rita told us to turn around and go the other way because we were just too darn big to fit through the tunnel and the switchbacks.  Page is right smack in the middle of all the Bryce/Zion/Grand Canyon geological formations and is beautiful - rocks of many colors, not just red.
Don't be standing too near this one when it decides to erode just a bit more.

This morning we got up very bright and early to see the Balloon Regatta that is an annual event in Page.  There were about 40 hot air balloons filling the perfectly blue sky.  It was worth using our alarm clocks for the first time.  Now we're going to the street fair and Balloon Glow, which we have been told is when all the balloons are inflated but tied down, for up close and personal viewing. 

Giano is now having physical therapy so that his body will be ready when his brain is.  We appreciate all your good wishes and prayers. Posted by Picasa