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Friday, March 2, 2018

Traveler's Tales



One of the real hassles of our traveling is trying to get my lovely wife's medications filled. Every time it takes a fax or two from her home doctor. Considering we are often in poor cell phone areas, it's not fun. Then we have to try to estimate where we will be when it's time for a refill. She cannot get refills in advance.

It took a lot of back and forth on the phone, but we were able to sort it out today. Also, we drove over 150 miles. She did get her refill, so we are good for 30 days -on that med at least. By the time that was sorted, it was too late to get checked into a campground.

That's not a problem; we drove up the road and pulled into a truck stop. There was already a funky looking older RV in the parking lot. We may have found our people. The guy seems pretty friendly and loves our ambulance conversion.

The ambulance is always an attention getter. I'm hugely amused by that. Campers spend thousands and thousands of dollars on bran new RVs and nobody gives them a second look. They are just like all the other RVs out there. We pull in with an old ambulance conversion and loads of people have to check it out. Often it's people who wished they'd done something like that themselves. Instead, they went the conventional route. Their loss.

We are still having a good time, so what more could you want?

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the road is being kind to you. Sorry to hear of your wife's troubles in getting needed medicines. Is there anything your doctor can do in advance of your travels to help. Many give away free samples for example. Not sure of expired medicines life span though.

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    1. The problem is that one of her meds is highly regulated and has just gotten more regulated. It's a hassle, but we deal with it.

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  2. I take it your lovely wife can't get 3 month refills? Bummer. Luckily your doctor understands about the traveling and the need to refill on the road. I'd be curious to see the refit of the ambulance myself.

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    1. I covered the refit in much earlier blogs. I think it's still on the site somewhere. A search should find it.

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  3. I'd love to see the ambo conversion myself, Sixbears.

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    1. A search on this site should find it. I covered it in some depth at the time.

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  4. I have camped many ways and loved them all. It doesn't matter how you get out in nature, just do it!!!

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    1. That's the heart of the matter Dizzy.

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  5. Sixbear I love homebuilds and conversions. I have done 3 but now have a factory made one. I would love to do a new build but my wife is hung up on where her tutu will tinkle and shower.

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    1. Squeeze that in there somewhere . . . it can be done. :)

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  6. You are just like me Bear. In that I'd much rather buy used, then modify to personal taste.
    Your ambulance is definitely one of a kind.
    One day, my road cruiser too, will be ready for use... hopefully !

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    1. Make sure you take lots of photos of the process. I know what you are starting with so it would be fun to see the changes.

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    2. Keep pestering me to take those photos.
      I'm real bad about doing so !
      I should take some right now, while it's still intact and unaltered. Though it's stuffed to the gills with foam insulation , paneling and plywood. Along with twelve solar panels lol.
      Too many projects !
      Got to quit working on the house and go back to the neat projects.
      Though I did get that back patio concrete broken up and repoured where it had the tripping point.
      It never ends...

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    3. Take photos, warts and all. That's part of the process too!

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