Oct 012013

It seems like the worst of the storms that have hammered the Pacific Northwest coastal region have passed on out of the region, and we’re ready to do the same thing. We plan to start heading south today.

We’re going to take Interstate 5 to Mount Shasta, California, where we’ll pick up State Route 89 and then State Route 44 southwest to U.S. 395 around Susanville, which will take us to Reno, Nevada. Then we’ll take Interstate 80 a few miles east to Fernley and pick up U.S. 95 south to Las Vegas, and then into Arizona on U.S. 93.

Since we have to get to our destination and put the next issue of the Gypsy Journal together, this will be a fast trip. We’ll be in “get there” mode instead of tourist mode, so we won’t be making many stops along the way. When we’re just poking around having fun and exploring, we like to get a leisurely start to the day and stop early, doing 200 miles a day or less. But on trips like this, we prefer to drive longer and cover more territory so we can get where we’re going and get settled in. So if I write in tomorrow’s blog that we did over 300 or 350 miles, please don’t tell me to slow down and enjoy the ride. You have to keep in mind that we are working RVers and don’t always have the luxury of the slower pace that retirees (and we) prefer. And since I don’t know where we’ll wind up tonight, if you don’t see a blog it’s because we stopped somewhere with no Verizon internet access.

Sales of my latest book, Dog’s Run, are still going strong, and it keeps bouncing into and out of Amazon’s Top 100 for mysteries. As of last count, it had twelve 5 star reviews. I appreciate everybody who bought the book, left reviews, and told their friends about it.

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Terry and I appreciate our readers, and we never forget for a minute that the only reason we get to live this wonderful lifestyle we do is because of your support. When you buy one of my novels, subscribe or renew your subscription to the paper, buy one of our camping guides, click those little ad links in the blog to check out a product, or order something from Amazon using the Shop Amazon link on the top right hand side of the block or through the Amazon product links I occasionally include in the blog, you help us make the income we need to stay in business.

We also believe in giving something back. For years, our most popular product besides the Gypsy Journal itself has been our 7-in-1 e-book, which includes our Gypsy Journal’s Guide To Free Campgrounds & Overnight Parking Spots, Gypsy Journal’s Guide to RV Good Guys, Gypsy Journal’s Guide to Public RV Dump Stations, RVers Guide To Fairgrounds Camping, Favorite Restaurants RVers Will Love and RVers Guide To Casino Parking. We have just added a new, eighth guide, Hitching Post RV Park Reviews, which gives you our opinion, good or bad, of the RV parks we visit. As with all of our guides, nobody can buy an ad to get listed or get a favorable review, so you know that if we say a place is good, it’s good. And if it isn’t good, we’ll tell you that, too. The books are in PDF format and can be read on any computer, and most iPads, tablets, and e-book readers with a PDF Reader installed.

Normally the 7-in-1 e-book sells for $24.95, but for a limited time, we’re offering it with the extra Hitching Post guide for just $20! That’s right, for a limited time you’re getting more and paying less! How often does that happen these days? To order the updated 8-in-1 e-book guide and have it delivered right to your e-mail inbox just log onto www.paypal.com and make payment to Editor@gypsyjournal.net

Delivery is usually instant, but because we will be on the road the next few days, it may be the end of the day before you receive it. But at that price, it’s worth waiting a couple of extra hours for, right?

While I was busy looking at routes and planning our trip, Bad Nick was busy posting a new Bad Nick blog titled Paying For The Party? Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers. – Socrates. 5 B.C.

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  3 Responses to “Giving Something Back”

  1. Nick, you may want to check the road conditions on AZ 93 South of Tuba City. There was a big section washed out earlier this year that caused a big ( I think 50 miles) detour. I don’t know if it’s been repaired yet.

  2. Thanks for the info, but we won’t be going that way, Bob. Just 93 from Las Vegas to to Kingman and then onto I-40.

  3. my only comment is we love all that you write, it may be funny, serious, eye opening and we all love Bad Nick. we also know that you have to earn some money along the way, we love the Gypsy Journal and have subscribed for many years now, Thank you for all you do, remember Mike and I consider you and Terry very dear friends. Just travel super safe,

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