Except for a quick trip to the dumpster I haven’t left the motorhome. Actually, I pretty much haven’t left my desk. But the good news is that I’ve only got a little over three pages left to go on the new issue of the paper.
That trip to the dumpster was enough. There are a lot of weekend campers here and it seems like every one of them has a campfire going. By the time I got back to the motorhome my eyes were watering. In fact, it got so bad that Terry finally had to close the windows and roof vents and used the air conditioning to clear the air.
Yeah, I know, campfires are a part of the whole camping experience experience, yada yada yada. Let’s all go to the great outdoors and pollute the air until we think we’re in Los Angeles on a bad smog day. I can see sitting around the campfire at night toasting marshmallows and having a good time, but what’s with having a roaring, or more often smoldering fire, going from dawn until the bats and owls finally can’t take it any more and go to bed?
I have a question for Gypsy Journal subscribers. In each issue I usually write about the places we have visited recently. For example, the new issue will cover our time in southern Indiana and Ohio, with stories from those areas, which makes it handy to have if you are going to be in that part of the country. You’ll have lots of places to go and things to do, all in one issue. Do you prefer it that way, or would you rather see a mix of stories from different places in each issue?
You may notice a slightly different look to today’s blog. Something changed somewhere along the way and for some reason the text links have blended into the rest of the type and were hard to see. I am now manually converting them to blue to hopefully make them stand out more.
A while back I held a self-publishing workshop at Elkhart Campground, and I was really thrilled the other day when I got an e-mail from one of the attendees, Roger King, telling me that the workshop helped him realize his dream of getting his own book, The Watchers, published and online. You can learn more about Roger’s book and purchase a copy at www.thewatcherslive.com.
Many of you are already familiar with my friend Randy Morris’ excellent photo travel books and he has two of them free on Amazon this weekend, Traveling the U.S.: Hawaii and Traveling Asia: Tokyo, Taipei, and Hong Kong. Both books are excellent, and how can you beat free?
Today is your last chance to enter this week’s free drawing for an audiobook of Longnecks & Twisted Hearts, the third book in my friend George Weir’s excellent Bill Travis mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawings link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn this evening.
Our two weeks here are up and we’re leaving the Hershey Thousand Trails today. But we only have a short drive to our next destination, the Gettysburg Farm Resort, an Outdoor World property in Dover, about 45 miles from here. We’re looking forward to spending time there and exploring the local area.
Thought For The Day – I do not have gray hair. I have wisdom highlights.