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Friday, November 28, 2014

Go Where you Want, Sort Of!

A beautiful thing about living full time in your motorhome is not having a planned path or schedule.  This allows you to plan your direction and take time along the way to see things that others tell you about.

We planned our way from Redding, California to Arcata to Brookings, Oregon to Florence, Bend and onto Marsing, Idaho.  We made some route adjustments along the way.

The weather was nice and hot in Redding . . .

...  and nice in Arcata.

But Brookings was way to cold so we headed to Grants Pass which was perfect. Ellen had noticed, while in Brookings,  a blind spot in her left eye. In Grants Pass we had it checked out.  It was a macular hole. The macula is a lining in the center of the retina. It gives you your central vision and hers was obscured.

Fortunately we were just three blocks from one of Southern Oregon's finest retina specialists, Dr. Rinkoff, who performed the emergency surgery.

So we adjusted our route again spending the next two months in Medford and Redding as Ellen's eye recovers.

This kind of incident would ruin your vacation, but for fulltimers it is just a new home for a season.  Learn more at Southern Oregon Side Trip

Pete.Ellen Mattson