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Barfing my way across the USA – Albuquerque – Chapter 4

Posted on: August 28, 2009

We, hubby and I, love the Southwest!  I think my love of it is in my genes since Pocahontas and other Indians and I go way, way, way back.

January ’09, we decided we needed a long week-end get-away – hoping for nice weather, etc., we chose Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The architecture is very intriguing along with the southwest-type colors, making me long for an Albuquerque home. (LOL)

When we arrived at the airport, walking through to get our luggage, I suddenly realized that I felt like I could hardly put one foot in front of the other and seemed thoroughly exhausted.  Picked up our rental car, which was a treat because we just walked out of the airport across the street and chose a car…none of that waiting for a shuttle to be driven to the neverlands to get to the car rental lot.

Driving out of the airport, hubby says where do you want to go first?  My reply was I would just like to go to the hotel and sit/rest for a bit.  I still can’t figure out why he asked what I wanted to do, because it was before noon when we arrived and had the rest of the day to conquer Albuquerque!

Well, he found a great parking place near Old Town, so we were on our shopping expedition.  Nothing intrigued me! That should have been the first clue that something was wrong!  I’m a shopper from way back and will probably be shopping when I meet my demise!

Wandered around Old Town, grabbed a quick sandwich for lunch…which should have been another clue, I wasn’t hungry!

Hubby insisted we go to this wonderful Mexican restaurant…can’t remember the name of it.  It’s a former bowling alley and converted into a huge, huge restaurant…lots of nooks and crannies.  We were seated in a room with a  roaring fire in the fireplace.  Had to wait a while to be seated…this place was CROWDED.  Ordered a meal, which I knew I would never be able to eat….meal arrived and it looked delicious….aha….maybe I was hungry for some good Mexican food!  Unable to eat it all, portions are huge, we finally headed to the hotel.

Remember: we arrived in Albuquerque that morning before noon and it’s now 8:30 ish p.m. and we’re finally headed to the hotel.

I literally fell into bed and immediately went into a deep sleep, which didn’t last long.  I got hot, got cold, flipped and flopped, felt like if I didn’t keep moving, I would eventually be paralyzed from the aches.  Early in the morning, the first wave of barfing began.  I hurt so badly, it was all I could do to get out of bed.  Sat on the toilet with a wastebasket in my lap (sort of like hugging the porcelain throne).

The barfing began and I thought I would never stop!  Hubby gets up and comes to the bathroom door, Oh, gosh, are you sick?  My smart mouth wouldn’t let me reply – No, I like sitting on the throne with a waste basket in my lap – looks pretty darn stylish, doesn’t it?

Drug my sorry ass back to bed and fell into a deep sleep.  To make a long story short, I was like this the whole day.  Hubby would go out for a few hours and come back and check on me….his first words when he entered the room were usually, gosh you haven’t moved.

About 6 p.m., I thought I would feel better if I could just get in the shower…..thought I’d get dressed and maybe go out for a little bit.  That was a major aha moment.  Got out of the shower and wasn’t sure I was going to make it back to bed. Finally, who knows what time it was, I just know it was dark outside, hubby returns sort of giddy because he’d been to a casino.  Keep in mind, if I was of able body and spirit, there would be no way in hell we’d have gone to a casino – because I LOVE them!  I always feel if I leave with a little bit of money, I have won big! HA!

Drank a little 7-up for dinner, and headed off to dreamland again. 

Woke up the next morning feeling like I had been run over by a truck….headed to eat a light breakfast and decided we’d take the Silver Trail to Taos, NM. Went up to the ski slopes and watched. I will admit the snow was pretty.  As the day went on, my coloring returned and I was ready to travel – however, the next day we had to head home.

What started out as a nice 4-day week-end….well, let’s just say it puts a crimp in it when you’re zonked out for over 24 hrs. – feels like you had no week-end fun at all.

Can you guess where my barfing will take place tomorrow….most men will be very impressed!!!

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3 Responses to "Barfing my way across the USA – Albuquerque – Chapter 4"

[…] was the one where I ate and gambled my way around Albuquerque while she switched from bed to bathroom to barf. Remember: we arrived in Albuquerque that morning before noon and it’s now 8:30 ish p.m. and […]

You do realize that Gayla and I will continue on, for all purposes of knitters and spinners if you can’t leave the room. But I have a feeling it’s going to be different this trip.

And I expect you to continue on….I’m perfectly capable of taking care of myself after this many episodes of Barfing with Nancy! LOL

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