If I had realized yesterday when I posted that I would be in New Jersey today and then looked at what I had for pictures I would have ended the trip with that blog…yes, I went and spent the night in New Jersey and had dinner but I didn’t do anything…:-(
I would like to share one thing though…I don’t know if any of you use the Life 360 app but I started using a few years ago when I started traveling…at the insistence of one of my siblings. It gives me a little comfort when I am out and about because they know where I am and if I stay put too long or the app suddenly shuts off they will reach out to me and if they get no response they know to call for help. It came in handy once on a road trip when four teens who were drinking approached me to ask for money and when I said I had none they started giving me a hard time saying my camera must be worth something…I kept moving and let my siblings know what was going on…just in case! As it turned out, I approached a couple and their child walking on the beach, explained what was happening and they let me walk with them back to the parking lot.
Anyway…my point in bringing up the Life 360 app is that I discovered on my I-90 road trip that the app keeps a kind of map of your whole trip…when I got home on May 24, 2019 (hey! a year ago today!) I looked at what the Life 360 app created of my trip…and this is what I wanted to share! It’s the little things but I love seeing where I have been on a map.
Shortly after I got home my sister with the hereditary health concerns got very sick. She had been turning in a leased car and negotiating a new lease and the salesman at the dealership was coughing, sneezing, etc. She asked him if she should be worried about being around him and he assured her it was just allergies…she went back to pick up her leased car and he announced he was happy his cold was finally gone!! He had outright lied to her and within a few days she was in ICU with a collapsed lung, pneumonia, etc. After a week or so she was med-flighted to her transplant hospital from Worcester to Boston (she was on the list for a double lung transplant) because the hospital she had been at felt being in Boston with accessibility to her transplant team would be best for her. Long story short she developed an allergy to heparin and could no longer be listed for a transplant. Between the two hospitals and a rehabilitation hospital it was October before she got to go home. During this time I was at the hospital almost every day and after she was discharged we sent up a rotating weekly schedule between myself and two other siblings for week days and her daughter, out brother, a sister-in-law and her step-daughter rotating weekends.
I did not do a lot of traveling from when I got home in May to early September. In September I did do a few short trips…one with a friend and one on my own…both to the same town because it, at the right time of day, was within an hour of the rehab facility she was staying at. If anything happened to her I wanted to be able to be there ASAP!
I also did a few random things in October…I will post on all of these travels. After October I did not travel until the first of January.
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The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. – G.K. Chesterton