Monday, August 3, 2015

The Bad and All Good Things~

The Running Y Ranch, was a very nice spot and we're so glad we found it.
Below is our suite with a view of the last nine on the golf course.
Love the room, almost felt like a home :-)

First Nine of the golf course ~

Last nine ~

The day after my last post my back locked up on me :-(
It sorta came out of nowhere, yet I have my suspicions 
it may have been a bad idea to unload the luggage up to our room
while Buster was getting his much deserved massage...

Buster arranged a massage for me, hoping to nip it in the bud.
When I left the Spa, walking was considerably easier than when I arrived.
I went back to the room to lay down, while Bob was golfing with our new
friend Tom.

That night we met Tom and Debra for dinner at their home.
Picking up the salt shaker about sent me through the roof with pain.
We did have a lovely meal in their beautiful home, with a beautiful view!
I can't describe how great these two people are, I know I'm
looking forward to spending time with them in November when they
are in San Diego!
Below is a shot from above of their awesome home :-)

view from the road heading back to the ranch.


The next morning the back became much worse. I could not sit or stand, which 
left me on my back in bed. Bob called the paramedics as he no way could
have gotten me to the car let alone, provide a way of laying down.
They say paramedics are good a looking sort,...I didn't notice, okay they were!
Bob quickly started loading the car with our luggage, cancelled our last
night at the Ranch and headed to the hospital.

 Three hours in the E.R. and four shots later, I was released.
Nothing they can really do with a locked up back other than mask the pain.
Clearly it was time to head home..... ~

But not without another look of beautiful Mt. Shasta ~

Within about two hours I was sitting comfortably in the car as we headed to Redding CA.
The next day started out ruff until the meds kicked in again and we drove to Santa Nella, CA
Santa Nella to home was about 5 1/2 hour drive.


Was so good to set foot in our home again to a warm welcome from our
friends George and Lynn who held down the fort while we were away.
We so appreciate you staying!!

The trip was great, I'm sure we will be talking about it for some time.
Thankful to all who met up with us along the way, you are each so treasured by us!
Please let us know if you are ever in the San Diego area, we would love
to pamper you as we felt pampered.
Thanks to each of you.


For those who followed along on this journey via the blog,
it was great to have you along for the ride, if only visually!

The bad back will pass,
and all the good things like this trip, come to an end.
The memories are socked away, only to be stirred up from time to time in times of reflection.
Great to be home, it's what echos from my heart today...


  1. Oh, so sorry it had to end like that! May you have a quick recovery from the 'locked-up back' and be left with just the good memories. It looks and sounds like you had an amazing trip! So glad we could have a wee part in it.

  2. Oh, bless you sweet Debi. I'm SO sorry about your back!
    Hopefully, you will soon be much better.
    I've really enjoyed your trip! And, I appreciate your sharing with us.
    So many beautiful photos of the places and people. Thank you again.

  3. Oh, my goodness, I have had back issues but nothing to that magnitude and I've been pretty miserable. I'm so sorry and do hope you are doing much, much better. What beautiful scenery and sounds like a lot of fun memories were made. Blessings!

  4. Those skies... mercy... gorgeous.
    I want to see mountains that high with snow capped peaks!

  5. Soo glad you got to experience such an awesome trip, but sorry to hear about your back....praying it's feeling MUCH better soon.

  6. Even in the midst of your "locked back" episode, you share joy. I really appreciate that you shared so many of your fun photos and special moments of your trip with us. Thank you! Sure do hope you are feeling better now.