Big Lagoon State Park, West Pensacola, Florida - May 9, 2017

Big Lagoon State Park, West Pensacola, Florida - May 9, 2017
Big Lagoon State Park, West Pensacola, Florida - May 9, 2017

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lost a Day and Travel Porn -- Wed., Sep. 12

What happened to Monday and Tuesday? They're gone. Wednesday is almost gone! 

Here's what happened. Remember on Sunday when I said Bob was sick. He was very sick. Monday came and he went to work, although he had to take a couple of nap breaks in his truck and didn't eat very much. He still wasn't 100%. I was doing great. 

On Monday, I caught up on reading blogs, read my latest book, "Bad Luck & Trouble" by Lee Childs, picked up the mail and watched Major Crimes and Perception on TV.

Flash forward to 2:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. I woke up feeling sick to my stomach. Yep, apparently I now had the stomach flu that Bob was just getting over. Horrible stuff. I won't subject you to the details. Suffice it to say, I spent my time sleeping or in the bathroom. I hardly moved for 24 hours. Lost three pounds.

Today I got up and was feeling slightly better, but still slept until 10:00 a.m. I had a few remnants of "Hurricane Susan" this morning but have been able to stay up the rest of today. In two days I have eaten: 2 cups of applesauce and 1-1/2 bowls of Cheerios. I have been drinking water, but probably not enough. It feels like the worst of it is over.

Today Bob is back to 100%, so by tomorrow I should be too. Yay!

As soon as I'm over this nasty "bug," I want to go to the San Antonio Zoo. My plan was to go tomorrow or Friday; however, upon checking the weather, tomorrow has a 40% chance of thunderstorms and Friday the thunderstorm prediction goes up to 70%. As if to underscore an upcoming storm prediction, the wind is whipping the trees into a frenzy outside the 5er. Interesting. We usually don't get such strong winds in our back corner. I'm happy the awning is not out. The Rig is shaking from the wind. Could be an interesting couple of days.

Now on to "Travel Porn"...that is what we call our books, brochures and internet dealing with travel. I love to learn about new places to go, what to see in an area, and where to walk and hike. Here, then, is our favorite "Travel Porn:"
  1. Maps--especially state and city maps.
  2. Reader's Digest: "See the USA the Easy Way: 136 Loop Tours to 1200 Great Places." This book has loop tours listed by state with interesting sights to see along each loop.
  3. "National Geographic's Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways:" 200 U.S. scenic drives
  4. National Geographic: "Guide to Small Town Escapes."
  5. National Geographic: "America's Hidden Corners: Places off the Beaten Path."
  6. Reader's Digest: "On the Road USA: Pleasures and Treasures to Enjoy...Within Easy Reach of the Interstate Exits (North-South Routes)"
  7. Reader's Digest: "On the Road USA: Pleasures and Treasures to Enjoy...Within Easy Reach of the Interstate Exits (East-West Routes)"
  8. National Geographic: "Complete National Parks of the United States." Has 400+ parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, scenic trails, recreation areas and seashores.
  9. Reader's Digest: "Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to More than 1,000 Scenic & Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting"
  10. tripadvisor.com
  11. AAA Tourbooks
  12. rvparkreviews.com
  13. AVA.org: American Volksporting Association. Good for looking up 5K and 10K walks wherever you are. Volksporting is worldwide.
  14. www.milebymile.com/united-states.php: Driving trips for any state.
  15. Brochures from local Visitor Centers.
 What other sources do you use when you travel or when you're planning a trip?

Travel Bug out.

4 comments:

  1. I use the internet mostly, and we always stop at the first visitor center we come to in a new area. Loved your list of travel porn! Will have to check some of those out.

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  2. Travel Porn...I love it! Cracked me up! Sorry to hear about your being under the weather; hope all is well soon.

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    1. All bettah, as we said in Hawaii. The stomach flu lasted two days and was gone. What a relief to get rid of it.

      I hope both of you are holding up well.

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  3. i get that stomach bug every time i return to the philippines! lol
    and great list... im going to check some of it out now :)

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