Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Camping Trip A Fail

I was ready and all packed to go. Tried getting in touch with the Ranger station to see if any spaces were left but just a recording. So I pulled out with plan B in mind. The difference in the temps in plan A is that Madera Canyon is 5,200 ft elevation and plan B is only 2,100 makes a big difference in heat.

There were lots of opened sites, the office still isn't opened for the season but they have the honest box. But when I got out to get the envelope the heat hit me like an inferno. I road around looking at sites with trees for shade and close to a restroom. But it just felt like the temps were rising pretty fast. Even with all the frozen bottles I had I knew they wouldn't last.

So turned around and came back home. I'm glad I did because it turned out to be 91 degrees that afternoon and out at the camp ground the temps are higher. The cool house sure felt good.

Luckily I only had to unload the cooler and bring the camera in. I'll will give it another shot next week as they are calling for temperatures in the mid 70's.

About 1 1/2 weeks ago I really rammed my poor little toe into a container with water bottles and I don't think I broke it but it sure turned a dark purple and swelled up pretty good. That is all gone but it still hurts pretty good. There wouldn't be anything they could do about so I didn't bother getting it checked out. It sure has put and damper on my bike riding. So hopefully in the next day or 2 I'll give it another try.

Good Night All


  1. You have had such bad luck when you have tried to go camping. Glad at least you made the effort to go. Hopefully, the temperatures will go down soon. It has been a wicked summer and fall.

    I rammed my right foot trying to kick the door while I was carrying laundry not realizing the door had closed...that happened some time ago and sometimes when I am walking it is still painful.

    Glad you are still riding your bike.

  2. MsBelinda is right you have to keep pushing yourself even through the discomfort. Did you know that the Small Toes are the most often Broken but like you said the most the doctor would do is tape it to the next toe. (I know from Experience)
    Keep up the bicycling it not only helps your Heart and Lungs but your physical alignment as well.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your next Camping Trip.

    It's about time.

  3. Hi MsBelinda,
    I tell you this is getting to be a challenge but I refuse to give up trying.I have all this great camping gear that needs to be tried out.

    Toes are always getting the bad end of the stick aren't they.

    Hi Rick n Kathy,

    I have broken toes before and when it feels right I will ride my bike. In the mean time I still do stretches several times a day.

  4. Good for you..... keep plugging along with exercises, etc.

  5. Hi Phyllis,

    Thank you I do what feels right

  6. It will happen, don't give up. I have to say our weather is perfect right now..I hope to find a window to exit stage left myself! So many things going on with family Im stuck in the middle of it all!

  7. Hi Sondra,

    Sometimes these things just happen at the wrong time, not the issues should happen at all but they sure do. Not giving up going to try again next week. Hope everything works out at your end soon.

  8. I would love to be able to anticipate camping again, but somehow I know I've passed the point where it will happen. It's sad in a way, because that was always my favorite thing to do. I hope you can try again soon.

  9. Hi Gypsy,

    But doesn't you family go on camping trips? I know how much you loved camping. And I know that day may not be to far off for me as well. Going to try going on Monday we'll see how goes.

  10. Hi Jo! Sorry to hear about the toe! I understand about the 91 degrees. I canceled a couple of trips earlier this year because it was just too hot. It's not as much fun when you have to swelter. :( Take good care of that toe! --- VT