Although I was planning some kind of a road trip this year, I had to put it on hold. It seems that if I want to stay on the reservation list for the new Grenadier I hope to buy, I need to travel to Philadelphia sometime after the 28th of September. So, I decided to take only local trips this year again, that is, within 200 miles. Then, three weeks ago, as I was preparing for my first trip, my eye doctor discovered a slight tear in my left retina and advised that I see a retina specialist, which I did immediately. He then advised that I undergo a laser treatment that seals off the tear in the retina so that it does not spread, or, worse, cause a detached retina. I went through that treatment the next day. As bad luck would have it. last week, just as I thought I was getting out of the woods with my recovery from that laser treatment, the treatment failed and the retina detached, I had emergency surgery the next day (vitrectomy) and I’m now one week into what will probably be a four week recovery. My hope is that I will get back the eyesight I had before the tear combo although I cannot say that it was good. Unfortunately, during the recovery. I cannot go beyond a 1000 foot change in elevation without serious consequences to the eye. So, at least for the next several weeks, there will be no road trips for us . I guess I have to consider myself lucky. If I planned a trip, say, to Alaska, and the retina detached there, that would not have been good at all.