We lucked out because there is an area of the campground that is for groups and overnighters that was almost empty. Hector asked if we could camp there, and they said ok. So we had a corner campsite on an empty row and nine empty sites behind us with only one RV in the far corner.
Back in Anza Borrego, Hector fell off his bike when his front tire got stuck in soft sand, he did an endo, fell on his back and bruised or cracked his rib. He’s been in pain since, mostly when he is laying down or makes certain movements. So we figured some rest combined with hot springs would be beneficial.
So we spent quality time at the hot springs. There are four pools on the property, and each day we soaked in every one, from the least hot to the hottest. And also took a dip in their pretty heated pool.
And so we didn’t go out much but we also took advantage of the time to review our budget for 2015, plan our route for the spring and summer and work on Hector’s photography website. This summer we plan to go to Alaska, so we did a bunch of research. We’re so excited!
The area of Palm Springs seems to bring a weird energy to our lives. We experienced it last year when we went to Palm Desert to a different RV park. First there was a huge sandstorm and then on another day I had an attack of vertigo and wound up in the emergency room.
This year, Angel got sick. She is fine now, in fact she is doing great. But she started throwing up one night around midnight, six hours after her dinner.
After the third time I was in a panic. She had a fever, but didn’t show signs of dehydration. I called the emergency veterinary clinic.
After that conversation and some searches on the internet, I decided to wait things out a bit.
And I discovered that she had apparently eaten a bunch of tiny pebbles. She isn’t one to eat objects but perhaps she found a morsel by the picnic area on our campsite and it had pebbles attached to it. I don’t know.
In any case, she apparently eliminated all of the pebbles, her fever subsided and at 3 a.m. she went to sleep. At 5:00 a.m., I went to sleep.
Hector let me sleep in that morning, and when I woke up, he had given Angel her full breakfast (!!!).
Amazingly, she was just fine and had a cold nose and acted as if nothing had happened.
All is well now, and we had a (mostly) restful but productive week. All that rest and soaking seems to have helped Hector quite a bit, he is feeling much better. And Angel, the rock eater, is perky as ever.