We made a rookie mistake and forgot to turn off our GPS for a ride over to urgent care, so it showed all of you that we took a trip to the hospital. No need for alarm though!
It’s actually my second stop in a week! First for my shoulder (which is feeling much better after finishing a steroid pack today!) and then for a urinary tract infection.
This trail is trying to kick my butt. But I keep kicking back.
After the visit, we walked over to Walgreens for meds and since we’re about fifteen or twenty miles off trail, people here assume we are homeless. It’s the craziest thing.
One actual homeless guy sat and chatted with us. He offered us a couple bucks if we needed it. While I was in Walgreens, a lady pulled up to Steve and offered him the rest of her dinner. The poorest people wanted to help us. While we were amused (if that’s the right word), I also felt humbled once again by the kindness of strangers.
The pharmacist said my insurance doesn’t work (it doesn’t, since we didn’t get Cobra info in time so now we’ll have a short lapse). But then she was also quite sure I was homeless (I guess technically we are, as we carry our tent along with us 🤣). Anyway, I guess you can get discounts on your meds if you don’t have insurance, so that was a huge win!
All this to say, I’m good. Steve’s good. We’re waiting on an Uber back to a motel in the land of hikers, where we’ll fit right in again!