I have been taking Lauricidin, supposed to kill and cure it, made from coconut oil or something ------------- that does not mean that I would go without what you did, I think you did the right thing.
This stuff is scary, however learning how to thoroughly check for ticks every few hours really helps to deal with a lot of the fear and risk, (you have to keep checking when you get home as well).
I am glad to hear you made it out through that! I think the moral of the story is ... always be checking.
The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.