D & W Lake Camping and RV Park
(This quote is from our previous blog post.)
“On Thursday, 6/19, we’ll be packing up and heading out for a new destination. It will be a fun week of more races, and spending time with some friends we haven’t seen in over a year!”
Our intentions were good… but sometimes things don’t work out as planned!
We did have a travel day on Thursday, 6/19. It was one of our shorter travel days… no PDD here… of just over 12 miles/20 minutes to D&W Lake Camping and RV Park just north of Champaign, IL.
We have a nice, partially shaded pull-through site, #17, with full hookups and a view of the lake. There’s WIFI, but it’s too weak for us to use it. There’s no cable TV, but we’re able to get DirecTV with our dish and local stations with the antenna.
By coincidence, our friends Rick and Gail are here too! They arrived the day before us. We had been in touch with them, so we knew we were all going to be here at the same time. We hadn’t seen Rick and Gail since October, 2012, so we were looking forward to spending some time with them. The four of us had a great “happy hour” Thursday after we got all set up.
And then, our intended plans changed.
Earlier in the week, Monday, Terri started having some problems with her left eye. She thought it felt like a cat hair was caught in her eye and she couldn’t get it out. She tried flushing her eye with eye drops and also water several times throughout the week, but it still felt uncomfortable. The area around her eye swelled up a la Mr. Magoo,
and then on Thursday night she developed a rash on her forehead and scalp above her left eye. So Friday we headed off to an ophthalmologist to have her eye checked out. The doctor was able to find and extract the cat hair! She said we would not have been able to see or remove it ourselves. The hair did cause an abrasion to her eye, so an antibiotic ointment was prescribed. The doctor was also concerned about the rash and referred Terri to a local, affiliated clinic where it was diagnosed to be shingles!! Antibiotic pills were prescribed for the shingles, and off we went to Walmart for her prescriptions. With the swelling around the eye, the shingles on her forehead & scalp, and generally just not feeling good, socializing was put on hold. Her week here has been spent resting/sleeping and healing.
She is recovering nicely, and we were able to have only our second “happy hour” with Rick and Gail yesterday!
Terri’s feeling much better now, and we’re all looking forward to some “funner” times ahead.
Unfortunately my race attendance took a bit of a hit too. I had to scrap my plans for Friday night, and Saturday night was rained out before the show was completed. Finally, I was able to get to the races for a full show on Monday night.
Tomorrow, Friday, 6/27, Terri and I are headed back to Prairie Pines in Rantoul for three nights. We’ll meet back up with Rick and Gail on Monday!