After days of being cooped up inside trying to escape the blistering heat wave that has blanketed much of the country, for the last two days people here at Elkhart Campground have started coming back out of their RVs, blinking their eyes in the sunlight, and looking like refugees from bomb shelters. For a while there the campground resembled a ghost town, but now I’m seeing real live people out and about.
Yesterday morning our friends Charles and Chris Yust pulled out before we were up and about, headed to Ohio for a Good Sam Rally where they will be working a vendor booth marketing RV insurance and extended warranty programs. We had a good time hanging out with Charles and Chris, and we are looking forward to getting together with them again.
A little after noon I went out to mail off some orders, and on the way back I stopped to talk with Tom Owen and Diane Rojewski at their site. We had a nice visit, and we’re going to try to get together with them for dinner before we leave the end of the week. We always enjoy spending time with Tom and Diane. We first met them at Life on Wheels years ago, and they have been wonderful friends to us ever since.
I spent most of the day proofing a book for a friend of mine, and I have even more respect for Miss Terry and all the excellent work she does proofing my blogs, stories in the Gypsy Journal, and my books; as well as for the volunteer proofreaders who have also proofed my Big Lake mysteries. It’s a lot of work!
I took a break for a while when campground neighbors Paul and Sally Wagner stopped in for a visit. They have a seasonal site here at the campground and we have known them for years. Sally recently spent some time in one of our favorite places, Washington D.C., and we compared notes on all there is to see and do there. Talking about it got me thinking that we need to head that way again one of these days.
I finally finished the proofing job sometime around 11 PM, just in time to try to figure out something to write about for today’s blog. That’s easy to do when we have been out running around playing tourist, but times like this when we are stationary, it is a little more difficult to find something to write to make it worth your time checking in.
As much as we love RV travel and seeing the country from our home on wheels, Terry and I have been talking about trying something different that we both had on our bucket list for a long time. We have been thinking about taking a cruise sometime this winter. We have talked to several friends who are experienced cruisers, and while we are in Florida this winter, we may just sneak off for a 7 day voyage. Assuming we don’t get lost in the Bermuda Triangle, or that I don’t die of seasickness, it might be fun!
Thought For The Day – There are millions of nerves in the human body, and some people are capable of getting on every one of them!