We had a great, relaxing day at Towns Bluff Park. I got in a morning run, and we just enjoyed the peace and quiet while taking care of some business.
Today, we had a long travel day and it was a weird one. I did a three-mile run that seemed like it was more of a struggle than it should have been. After my shower, I felt fine, but I was out of breath doing our simple packing up and getting ready to go. At the dump station at Towns Bluff Park, I had a little "head rush" while dumping tanks. But then everything seemed okay.
We pulled out onto U.S. 221 north and then picked up Georgia 199 to I-16 west for a few miles before taking U.S. 441 north most of the way on our 236-mile drive to Toccoa, Georgia and Currahee RV Park. However, along the way, I started feeling worse and worse. My stomach was bothering me, but it wasn't bad enough to pull over.
Still, by the time we got to the RV park, I was certainly ready to be done and felt more nauseated. It was a struggle to hook up our utilities, and again I was out of breath. Some of the symptoms were similar to when I had a pulmonary embolism back in 2013. I'm on blood thinner due to that episode. Linda was quite worried, so I did a breathing exercise that I did back in 2013. Fortunately, I didn't have the serious breathing problem I had back then - all seemed normal.
I didn't feel like doing anything, so I got out my LaFuma lounger and rested with a big glass of ice water. I felt okay in my lounger, and once Linda got the inside set up, I went in and leaned back in my recliner hoping to fall asleep.
I didn't feel like eating anything, so I just kept drinking water and we watched TV. The sleep wouldn't come. Then a fever came on. "What the heck is happening?" Linda gave me a couple Aleve, and eventually we just went to bed. I felt better lying flat, and we watched TV for a couple more hours. Finally, I did some reading, the fever seemed to break, and I went to sleep.
This morning, I felt better. "What was that yesterday? Really weird."
We were in Site 12 at Currahee RV Park, a place we have stayed in the past as it's another Passport America campground and good for an overnight stop. There is an office, but it's more of a self-service park. I've talked to the owner, Dwayne, on the phone, but we've never met him. This time they were in Washington, DC, and he told us to just leave the money in an envelope and put it in the slot on the office door just like we've done before.
Last night we were thinking we might need to stay here an extra day, but I had improved enough to travel. I took the truck and the Jeep to the nearby Shell station to fuel up. I picked up some Tums just in case and took a couple before we started packing up. I still didn't feel like eating.
I called the Escapees Raccoon Valley RV Park in Heiskell, TN just north of Knoxville and made sure they had a spot available for us for tonight. It would be a 200-mile drive over a familiar route.
We pulled out around 11:00 a.m.
Fortunately, I felt better and better as we drove and finally felt like eating something. My protein bar and lots of water did the trick. We took U.S. 23 all the way into North Carolina and to I-40 west. There are some significant grades around Franklin, NC and the truck slowed to about 35 mph in some places, but we made it through fine.
We arrived at Raccoon Valley around 3:00 and they gave us Site 2. It's a full hook-up site with 50-amps, and it was $20 with our Escapees Membership. The sites are very close together, not very level side-to-side, and this site has a big tree on one side we have to be careful of.
Anyway, we got checked in and set up.
They a music jam session this evening, but we skipped it. We're not sure what happened, but an ambulance arrived with lights flashing sometime during the event. Hopefully, everyone is okay. Maybe we'll find out in the morning.
We didn't bother with satellite with the tree blocking us, but we did crank up the over-the-air antenna to watch the local Knoxville stations. A storm was predicted, so we kept an eye on the weather.
Tomorrow, we're on to Louisville.
P.S. Thanks to all of those that provided suggestions for taking out the wobble on our bike rack. Much appreciated and it appears great minds think alike as many had the same solution. We'll take care of that in Louisville.