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10 December 2013 @ 01:53 pm
No one told me Disney had Hell Land  
or, this is what we get for being spontaneous.

strangevisitor7 was flying in to L.A. on business, and since it was only a 6 hour drive, we decided to head down after work on Friday. And ninjababe was just two days out from her birthday, so we decoded to go to Disneyland on Saturday. We were pooped, but still, we were having a grand time. And it had rained throughout the morning, and once it cleared up, it was cold - cold for SoCal. But that did a lovely job of clearing out some of the crowds. About 8pm, Nin started feeling unwell, by 9pm, the poor thing had lost the contents of her stomach. We will never look at A Small World the same way again. Our first thought was food poisoning, which would have been bad, since all three of us shared appetizers for dinner. But after getting Nin cleaned up, and waiting around till she felt she could travel (we were 45 minutes from our hotel), Casey and I were both still feeling fine. So we figured she had gastroenteritis aka 'stomach flu'. Of course, that brought up my next worry - it's highly contagious, and I'd drunk from her water bottle, soda, etc.. Not to mention we had to share a bed this trip. Anyway, we get ready to leave L.A. on Sunday, and I start getting texts from my assistant, telling me that the gorge was closed between Mesquite and St. George, that most of the streets in St. George were closed, and that there were people stranded in the gorge overnight due to the snowstorm we'd had on Saturday. I know if you live in an area that gets snow all the time, 6-11 inches isn't a big deal, but our cities don't even own snowplows! And we live in a rural area, which makes it worse. So we don't know if we can get home, and Nin's still not feeling great, so we decide to book a room in Vegas, and for Nin to go see a doctor Monday morning before we head home. Last night, we finally make it home. And guess what? Gastroenteritis really DOES have a 48 hour incubation period! I am so sick right now, I want to pull a rock over me. And it's been so cold -- makes it hard to remember that a few months ago it was 105 on a daily basis. It's been down to 5 at night. Our chickens are very unhappy, poor things. Though I must say, it's so pretty outside! I'm pretty sure this will be one Dland trip we won't forget.

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I will call her George: Hugstrangevisitor7 on December 10th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear you've been afflicted. I guess I got lucky even though we did share food and close quarters for two days. I am so sorry that it was a series if unfortunate events for you both.

I can't tell you how much it meant that you drove out and I had a great time seeing you both.
Ithithildyn on December 10th, 2013 05:52 pm (UTC)
Glad you didn't get it. Probably being in the car and drinking out of the same bottle was what did it. We'll just have to do a makeover trip :)

Black Wolfdet_munch on December 12th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
ugh vomiting is the worst, my best friend and I found we both turn into babies in these cases and just want to be taken care of/feel like we can't do anything etc. I hope you all feel better really soon!
tpena19tpena19 on December 14th, 2013 04:35 am (UTC)
Hope ya'll are doing better now.
fkastriderfkastrider on December 15th, 2013 07:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know which is worse: Norovirus or Rotavirus. Both give similar symptoms, but Norovirus can be stopped by washing hands and only gives a limited immunity after exposure while Rotavirus is stopped by nothing and can be immunized with a vaccine.

I hate both of them. I got one or the other back when I was ten or eleven and blew out the blood vessels in my right eye as a result. Not fun.

{{{{{Hugs}}}}} Hope you (and Nin) are feeling better.