Well, Neil had his appointment with the oath folks yesterday and it was like…cut the cast off, take x-rays, see the doctor, get the new cast installed.
The good news is that the broken bone is healing well. The bad news is that it needs another 3 weeks in a non weight bearing cast so we got that put on and then made an appointment for Aug 15. Based on what the doctor saw on the x-rays, he thinks that it will likely be a weight bearing cast or boot after that for another 2-3 weeks…that means that he’ll be able to walk without crutches at least.
Looking at Aug 15 plus another three weeks we’re going to start tentatively planning on leaving here in mid September. We’ve got about 1800 miles travel to Junction City, KS from here…most of it is on the freeway so figure 350 miles a day or so…that means about 5 days of driving to get there. Since our plans are to arrive in Kansas on Oct 6; assuming we leave mid September that will give us a couple of weeks to play around with. At this point we have no real idea what we might do but Neil will start looking at some plan next week while Connie is gone.
We were originally supposed to be in Zion NP from Sep 6-17 then at Moab for Arches and Canyonland NPs until October 3…Zion is about 300 miles out of the way and Moab about 225 so both of those might be out of consideration based both on extra travel time and the difficulty of getting last minute reservations. We’ll look at both of those though as well as look at visiting Salt Lake City and Denver (which would get us Rocky Mountain National Park which is pretty close to Denver)…or alternatively maybe another stop in Colorado Springs depending on what works out. I’ll post a better idea of our plans once Neil figgers them out better.
We’re off to the Elks Lodge nearby for dinner tonight…yippee!!