Home is where we park it... travel blog

Betabel RV Park entrance

Entrance Lawn and putt putt area

Office, billiard room, 1 of 2 laundries and a pool.

Picnic and club house

Huge grassy area for dogs, horse shoes and bocce ball

Lawn in between each row

Our street

Home sweet home for a several months

Our hummingbird friends

Look these two are sharing!

Deer on the approach road to the park

View of the rv park in the trees from across the freeway.


My last post indicated we were headed for the Bay Area to our old stomping grounds for doctor's appointments and to visit my family. One appointment was to check out the shoulder injury I got last July while in the Black HIlls. To make a long story short, I needed surgery immediately. My surgeon would only promise that he would make me feel better...no guarantees that he would be able to repair all the damage. The good news is that he was able to make the repairs but I (we) are stuck here for about 3 months for healing and physical therapy. At the same time, I am addressing a foot problem that has cropped up due to all the surgeries I have had in the past.

J.C. had great news that the cat scan indicated no new evidence that a tumor had returned in his intestinal area. Whew! He has had a benign tumor removed four times. Maybe it is gone for good! He does have a hernia in his belly button area from the last tumor removal. Since we are here for a while, he had that taken care of today. He will have some lifting and activity restrictions for 1 month, but otherwise is doing great. Just one more thing...J.C. triclycerite count was a whopping 152. A repeat of the test indicated 143. Clearly, this indicates diabetes. As you can imagine, J.C. needed to do something. Taking medication is not one of them. So he eliminated all sugar and salt, lost 5 lbs. and the reading today was 125. Ya Hoo!!! He still needs to lose some more weight and get that number down to 100. I am really proud of him and what he has accomplished in two months.

We are currently at Betabel RV Park in San Juan Bautista, 10 miles south of Gilroy, CA. Betabel is spanish for sugar beet. This area is rich in agriculture producing Bing cherries, strawberries, artichoke, white peaches, apricots and, of course, garlic. Gilroy is noted for being the garlic capital of the world.

It is a very pleasant park with lots of trees and grass. It does get a little windy but the temps are usually in the mid to high 70's. Most evening the marine layer creeps over the hills which keeps this area 10 degrees cooler. It is amazing. If we drive 10 miles up the road to Gilroy it really is at least 10 degrees warmer. It is only 35 miles to Pebble Beach and the Monterey Bay area. The park is along Hwy 101 but it is in a little gully nestled between some rolling hills. We never hear the traffic. We have been here since May 5th. We will probably move to the Gilroy Elks Lodge August 6th.

As our friend Jo Wishnie said, I have been very remiss in posting to the blog. Most of my excuse is that I was not allowed to use a computer at all for 2 months. Now this was really disappointing because J.C. bought me the iPad 3G to play with while I recuperated. It sure sucked when I was told no computers or typing. As a matter of fact, I have not been allowed to do much of anything until the first week in July. Things are looking up. I will be posting installments of the last months so I maintain my chronicle of our RV lifestyle.



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