Friday, April 04, 2014

Leaving Bakersfield

I left Bakersfield today after spending nine days in a hotel doing recovery from my heart surgery. I am driving an Avis car rental filled with stuff retrieved from the wreck that was MsTioga.

During the only two hour drive that I did today, I felt fatigue seep into my body. I had to stop a few times to rest. Not to sleep. I was not sleepy. I just got tired.

My destination is a friend's home in the San Diego area. However, I've split up the trip in to two parts. Today's first part finds me staying over nite in a hotel in the Los Angeles area. It is a Japanese hotel in downtown L.A. They have a very nice restaurant here. I've just ordered room service to deliver assorted tempura which just arrived!!

18 comments:

  1. Smart to break up the trip. Easier and safer for you! Glad to know that you are taking care of you. Enjoy that room service, too!

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  2. I have stayed at Omni hotel and the historic Millennium Baltimore both excellent hotels downtown L.A. when I use to work and travel a lot. I am very surprised you are already driving. My sister was restricted for at least six weeks. I guess it depends on doctor's orders. Safe travels and a speedy recovery.

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  3. Take care, drive safe. We are all thinking of you.

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  4. Take care of yourself, George! And thanks for keeping us in the loop!!!

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  5. George, I am happy to hear you are doing well. Thank you for sharing this adventure with us. I look forward with the greatest anticipation to reading about what you do with your new freedom.

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  6. I also say take care George..Good to hear from you....
    Upriverdavid

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  7. So happy to hear from you ! Glad you are taking it slow but sure. Take care of yourself....we love hearing from you !!

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  8. It's just great to hear from you. I really don't know how are you feeling right now, but I do hope that you're feeling ok.

    My wife and I send you a huge hug.

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  9. Thanks for letting us know what was going on and where you are.

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  10. Good to hear you are on the mend and glad that you let us know. I really missed hearing from you when you stopped blogging.

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  11. Dear George,
    So sorry to hear the fate of Ms Tioga. I'm sure many are glad to hear from you and continue to be interested in your journey, even if it's in a different set of wheels. Safe travels!

    Lacy

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  12. Someone should rescue the artwork done in Mexico and put it in a museum somewhere!

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  13. It sounds like you are recovering nicely! Please do not over-do. Looking forward to more of your adventures.

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  14. George, Somehow I have missed your recent posts and have just now caught up. I am so sorry to hear of your heart problem and of Ms. Tioga's demise! All things considered, you were very lucky. I hope you managed to save all your important "stuff" from her.

    I know I and your other readers will be very interested to hear what your plans are for the future.

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  15. Have read for quite some time but don't think I ever commented before. Sorry to hear the fate of Ms. Tioga but glad her driver is okay. Take care!

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  16. Joining the others in wishing you best of luck in your future travels, George. Is Tioga beyond repair?

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  17. "It is a Japanese hotel in downtown L.A. They have a very nice restaurant here. I've just ordered room service to deliver assorted tempura which just arrived!! "

    love it.... that's my kind of traveling ;) ...

    You Can't Keep a Good Dog Down .... no, sir...

    " Why settle for a couple of bones when you can have the whole bank?"
    Oh you can’t keep a good dog down (No sir)
    No you can’t keep a good dog down
    I’ve seen pain and hurt, I’ve eaten dirt (That's true)
    It’s hard to buy but even I have been jilted by a skirt (He lies)
    But look out, I’m still around
    Cause you can’t keep a good dog down
    Ya can’t keep a good dog down (No you can’t)
    No no no no, you can’t keep a good dog down
    I’ve been bought and sold
    He’s been warm and cold
    But ten to one I’ll still be runnin’ rackets when I’m old
    Not in some cage in the city pound
    Cause you can’t keep a good dog
    Can’t keep a good, I say you can’t keep a good dog down
    In him’s the luck of the Irish
    The pride of the German
    And even a bit of Siam
    Siam? You see the come of the English
    The charm of the Spanish
    A pedigree a certainly ain’t what I am
    So call me a mixed up pup
    (You’re a mixed up pup)
    But the only way this pup knows is up
    Ya can’t keep a good dog down
    Ya can’t keep a good dog down
    He’s been fat and thin
    I’ve been out and in
    He tried a life of virtue
    But prefer a life of sin
    So tonight when we own this town
    I’ve known hunger, I’ve known thirst
    Lived the best and seen the worst
    But the only way I know to finish best to finish first
    So watch out when you hear this sound
    Cause you can’t keep a good dog, no ya
    Can’t keep a good, I say you can’t keep a good dog down
    You can’t keep a good dog down

    http://youtu.be/LLbVI44FA6Q

    Yay! George ....

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  18. Best of luck to be be able to continue your life in whatever manner is best for you. We are all wishing you well.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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