Wednesday, June 10
Last night, Martha had some issues with what she thought were an allergic reaction to pollen or something around the campsite/lake. Woke up feeling fine though so we went ahead and drove the Sammy over to Bartlesville to meet up with Andy and Rhonda G. to tour the Woolarc Wildlife Preserve, a legacy of Frank Phillips of Phillips Oil fame.
On the way there, Martha started feeling worse and worse in terms of pain in the eyes, so after meeting up with Andy and Rhonda, we made our apologies and hurried over to a nearby Urgent Care facility. Martha was given a numbing agent for the pain (which wore off very quickly I must day) and a steroid shot for what was diagnosed as a strong allergic reaction.
We then headed over to the local Walmart to get some antibiotics in case an infection developed. Martha was not feeling well at all and was experiencing extreme sensitivity to light as well! Once we got the antibiotics we hurried on back to the campsite so Martha could get some rest inside the darkened VRRV.
She would end up feeling much better later on after some rest and the steroid shot having taken effect, fortunately. The plan is to confirm things are OK with an eye doctor tomorrow in the town of Claremore, OK where we also plan to tour the Will Rogers Museum.
As Martha rested, I was outside and saw another visit by the neighborhood Great Heron:
After the museum, it was the doctor appointment for Martha which I talked about before; then it was on to the campground for the next few nights: Short Mountain Cove, another COE site, this one along the mighty Arkansas River.
The site itself wasn't as great as our last site but it'll do. It's got power and water, not much shade and no swim beach area but for $10/night, not bad. We'll be exploring nearby Fort Smith (Arkansas' second largest city) I think and just generally relaxing.