Plans change constantly and thankfully, we are “Semper Gumby” (Always Flexible).
Since my dad’s strange infection in his elbow that landed him in the hospital, we’ve been watching over him since he’s returned home. The piles of pills he now has to take is staggering. Thankfully, the meds have been helping him return back to full health, albeit slowly.
We originally had plans to take the Journey up to Rhode Island to visit Marti’s sister Gail for the month of August and have my dad (and his little dog Mindy) drive up in his convertible and join us for a week while touring Boston and Plymouth MA, as well as some beach time at Pt. Judith, RI.
Unfortunately, the healing process has been wearing on him quite a bit and causing some heavy fatigue. So we’ve changed plans.
He’s been looking forward to visiting Rhode Island for a while now and we don’t want to disappoint him, so we’re leaving the Journey in his driveway (Sniff) and driving up together in our car.
The trick will be doing the touristy things so dad can have some fun and yet being careful to balance things so we don’t tire him out too much and interfere with his healing process. We are shortening the length of our stay, too.
On the bright side, he’ll need lots of time to just relax and nap. That will give me a great excuse to just relax and nap, too.
Like father, like son… :cD
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Are you sure you don't want to take that cute little convertible? Maybe you could tow it with your car.ReplyDelete
Very nice of you to keep flexible and accommodate dad.ReplyDelete
I am sure he will enjoy the extra time with you:)ReplyDelete
That's what families are all about. Plans are made to be changed and sometimes it's best to change them. You'll have a great time and even better than you thought since you'll be sharing it with your father.ReplyDelete
I'm just glad he feels up to making the trip. That's really good news and you guys will have a great time even without your home.ReplyDelete
Paul it's good to hear that your Dad is feeling better and up to making the trip. Take it slow, make sure everyone is relaxed, and have a good time!ReplyDelete
We find it hard to travel without our home too, but am sure will have a good time.ReplyDelete
I guess you are going on a real vacation... leaving the house behind;o)) Glad to hear Dad is feeling well enough to get out some and you will be able to modify your plans to make it work. Safe Travels and Happy Trails....ReplyDelete
AHhh the family that naps together... stays together?ReplyDelete
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I've never been to Rhode Island. Have a good time.ReplyDelete
Your new plans sound like a great plan. I would think he's awful glad he's got a son like you to look out for him! Have fun seeing the sights!ReplyDelete
Traveling with an aging parent requires adjustment in sightseeing plans, but it's worth it for the time spent together.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you'll enjoy the trip up with your father in the back (front?) seat telling you every move to make :) Enjoy the time together with family!ReplyDelete
With the money you save on Diesel - you can get more Chowdaa!ReplyDelete
What a good son. I'm sure with your care he'll be back on his feet in no time.ReplyDelete
Always good to spend time with your parents when you can. Hopefully he feels well enough to sightsee and enjoys the ride. It beats the he** out of sitting at home!ReplyDelete
Darn, too bad you couldn't take his little zippy car! But glad you all are going. Safe travels and have a great time.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great plan for both you and your Dad. It's nice to be able to spend this kind of holiday with your Dad.ReplyDelete
Glad your Dad is feeling better and up to the trip.ReplyDelete
I think traveling together with your dad is a wonderful thing to do. Too bad you couldn't have done the original plan but how nice that you can go to plan b without too much trouble.ReplyDelete
Hope your dad continues to improve daily.
I sure wish I were able to travel with my Dad. He would be having a ball doing what John and I are. So glad that your dad is making progress, albeit slowly. Our prayers go out to you, Marti and your dad.ReplyDelete
Glad your dad is well enough to make the trip even if he can't drive it himself. And glad you can make it happen for him.ReplyDelete