Sunday, July 15, 2018
I am Afraid I am getting too old too soon!
Another chapter is closed here at the Darnell rolling home. I thought Son Jackie was picking Ben and Elsie up at 5:15 this am. I was up there at 5:15 and they had already pulled out. Probably best, we said our good byes last night. LOL
Present dilemma…….. It is wise to know that as I near 80 the choices in travel are limited, but as Myra hinted, there should be enough gas in the engine to make one more trip around the USA and then accidentally stop by Utah! LOL Traveling long distances when you age presents unique problems, in case of serious illness and death. I do KNOW if something would happen to me our sons would immediately fly to mama and get her back to the East Coast.
My attorney, Vickie W, related a HUGEBIG problem when her father in law tried to stretch his chances and died sightseeing on a train in Alaska. She described the nightmare of getting her Husband to a remote part of Alaska, and then arranging transportation to the nearest airport (100+ miles) that could handle a plane to carry the casket.
My brother-in-law Dick, died in his motor home at a rustic camp ground on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Even that created a small fiasco for the son in getting the coach ready for travel, hooking up the tow dolly and loading the car. My sister had never did the hands on of tearing down, unhooking, taking in the awnings and jacks, etc.
So this gypsy life can create problems. We know of several incidences where wife had to get someone to drive their coach 1000+ miles due to hubby’s death. Dick and a friend actually did that one year for a wife at the loss of a husband in South Carolina.
So we husbands should plan better! ;-) It is imperative that I (we) keep that in mind over the next few months or until we are ready to settle down.