It’s Been Fun

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 012011

Instead of taking a well deserved break yesterday, after I mailed off the last of the papers to our subscribers, Miss Terry spent most of the day catching up on paperwork that had backed up while she was stuffing envelopes the last few days, as well as doing laundry. That lady just never stops!

I’m a lot less energetic (okay, let’s be honest, I’m lazy), so after I got back from the post office, I spent most of the afternoon writing a couple of chapters in my new mystery novel. It rained off and on during the day, quite heavily at times, so it was a good day to stay inside. The local folk call that liquid sunshine, but what do you expect from people who are born with webbed feet? :)  

It’s been fun, but all good things must come to an end. We’ve had a good time here in Long Beach, Washington, but our time is up at the Thousand Trails campground, and it’s time to move on. We’d love to stay here another week, but with the influx of holiday campers, we can’t extend our stay any longer. This is one place we’ll definitely be coming back to! And hopefully, next time we won’t be so busy with getting the paper out and will have more time to play.

About 5 p.m., we met our friends Bill Joyce and Diane Melde at El Compadre for a last dinner. This is a good Mexican restaurant, according to Miss Terry and Greg and Jan, who have enjoyed everything they have tried in our three dinners there. But since I don’t eat Mexican food unless Terry cooks it, my choices have been a little more limited. Not to worry though, I never leave a table hungry, no matter what they’re serving. Actually, I haven’t been overly impressed with any place we’ve eaten in Long Beach. There have been a couple of pretty good restaurants, but all of them have been way too expensive for what we got, in my opinion. I’d much rather go back across the river to Astoria, where the choices are better and the prices are more reasonable.

Today we plan to leave Long Beach and drive about 150 miles to the Elks lodge in Bremerton, which has 23 back-in RV sites with 30 amp electric and water. It’s a good base from which to explore the Kitsap Peninsula, and to take the ferry across Puget Sound to visit Seattle. We’re looking forward to introducing Greg and Jan to the area, and also to, hopefully, having better internet service on our Verizon air card. It’s been dismally slow here, making it very frustrating to try to make blog posts, or even to check e-mail. Of course, I won’t complain if we find a great Chinese buffet or pizza joint while we’re in Bremerton, either! 🙂

While we’re there, I also hope to get the preliminary seminar schedule for our upcoming Eastern Gypsy Journal rally posted to the rally webpage. I’ve been lining up some good ones that I think you’re all going to enjoy. 

Bad Nick braved the slow internet service here to post a new Bad Nick Blog titled Mixed Up Priorities. Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.

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Nick Russell

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  4 Responses to “It’s Been Fun”

  1. Nick,

    I just finished reading Big Lake and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait to get the sequel.

  2. Welcome to Bremerton. I’m a long-time fan and start my day with a “Nick’s Blog” fix You’re here just in time for the big bang celebration (Pity the terrified animals). It looks like you might have brought some sunshine with you. Watch out for those steep grades where you have to call on the cops to block off traffic while you get unstruck (like you did a long time ago?). We have lived in a lot of different places, L.A. – San Francisco – Sonora – Modoc County – but for us, this is the best in spite of the mold and mildew…Enjoy your stay.
    P.S. Thanks for a great read.

  3. Thanks, Dona, it’s good to be here. I’ve always liked Bremerton.

  4. We are back on the road again, We are now in Iowa at the welcome station. This the second time we have stayed here. They have a nice flat parking area. It is run by the Amish, they have a store here also that sales a variety of items. They only ask that you ask permission, this is so that they can let their security know you are all right. to be here. There is also a small restaurant that sells hamburgers. It is located at exit 7 off of I-35. Gas prices are slowly going down, well in most places. We stopped to fill up and as we sat doing the paper work, they raised their prices a dime. We paid $3.35 and it went up to $3.45. It is Friday the start of a Holiday weekend,

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