A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, July 2, 2021


Picnic Springs, South Dakota

This ain’t been no picnic!

I’ve been sick for a few days now.  I wasn’t going to post this but the bad needs to be said along with the good.  Not everyday living life on the road is peaches and cream.  It was dinner Wednesday evening. Nissan chicken chow mien.  Never buying that again.  Real bad gut cramps and everything went downhill afterwards.  I had no energy or strength and was just able to get Gracie loaded (oh I was so grateful for that) to move camp to the only site in this campground with shade.  This was a monumental ordeal.  I am moving real slow if I move at all. Most of the time I have been lying down.

Poor Beans, she loves romping through the tall grass here.  
I haven’t been able to take her for a walk in four days now. 

It is Friday as I write this.  I am better but not great.  I have no appetite.  I haven’t eaten much.  The cramps are gone but my gut muscles are real sore.  It’s an effort to do anything.
I feel confident by Monday I will be able to move on from here.


  1. OH no!! Oh, I do hope you're feeling better soon......

  2. Real bummer. My sickies came on suddenly, and I'm just taking cough syrup and ibuprophen to keep the cough under control. I hope you feel better soon. Lots of fluids!

  3. Oh dear that's not good hope you get sorted soon

  4. It's tough to be sick on your own, with nobody to make you a nice cuppa tea if you need one. I hope you're better very soon, and can continue on your adventure with Beans. Sending you healing thoughts from Canada!

  5. So sorry you've been sick! Hopefully you'll feel completely better within the next 24 hours. Sending you positive thoughts, and like Barbara said, lots of fluids!

  6. Did you hear about the chicken recall? Maybe you got some of the bad stuff. Glad you're feeling better.


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