But then I had to go and sprain my ankle. There went all the fun, like the air from party balloons. We did manage a trip to the Ojo Caliente, since it was Yolanda's birthday, and we had planned to go anyway. So I sprained my ankle in the morning and to tell the truth, I thought I had broke it.
Later that afternoon, Chris and drove to Holy Cross Hospital to have my ankle and knee x-rayed. The prognosis Taos was I had a hairline fracture of the fibula, but that I should go see a specialist as soon as possible. So, what should have been a fourteen hr. drive turned out to be three mornings, and an extra hotel stay. Which I didn't mind. We always try and get a handicap room with extra spacious bathrooms.
All I had to do was remember take the Percocet and ibuprofen three times a day for pain. We stayed through the weekend at the campsite and headed back to Taos on Monday. Then went to Yolanda's house and used up my remaining guestly privileges. When morning came, we pointed our Vibe Austin bound.
The highlight of my vacation was staying on the river. We bought a fun tent at Walmart in the shape of a tepee. After one night of the hard ground, we invested in a queen-size inflatable mattress. We had visitors each night we were there. Patric came and helped us pack Monday morning. The name of the campground was Rio Bravo – The Great River.
But it will always be remembered as the busted ankle vacation.