It finally cooled down yesterday, with a high of 77 degrees, which was 20 degrees less than what it was when we arrived here a week ago. To me that’s just about perfect.
There was a gentle breeze much of the day and I was tempted to break out my Revolution kite but I had too much to get done. I started the day as always, answering e-mail. One that really warmed my heart was from a woman who told me she is 77 and her husband is 82 and they have been fulltiming for nine years now and that health issues were slowing them down but not forcing them to get off the road. She said their trips were shorter now, but that they are still making new memories and “trying to remember the things we saw yesterday, but that’s alright. Wherever we go, it’s a brand new experience!”
I was getting shaggy to the point where we either had to get me a haircut or a rabies shot, so my favorite barber, Miss Terry, trimmed my hair and beard. I think I’m good for another month or two.
Most of my day was spent on writing projects. I’d like to get at least one more book out by the end of the year, and hopefully, two. Quite a few people have asked me what happened to Bad Nick and said they miss him. I miss the old curmudgeon too, and there is certainly never a shortage of things to write about, but there are only so many hours in a day and I just have not had time for him to flex his muscles lately. Hopefully he’ll make an appearance when time allows.
I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that we were meeting Ken Rossignol and his wife Donna for dinner, and we got together with them at Dockside Restaurant in Colonial Beach about 5 p.m. It was such a nice evening that we sat outside so we could enjoy the view of the Potomac River. Our dinners were delicious and the company was delightful.
Besides being a prolific author of both fiction and maritime history books, Ken is an old newspaperman like me, so we had a lot to talk about. He publishes an interesting tabloid called The Chesapeake Today that focuses on the things the local Visitor Centers probably don’t want you to know about, as well as an interesting website called The DWI Hit Parade.
Congratulations to Art Johns, winner of this week’s drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake Lynching. We had 149 entries in this week’s contest. Stay tuned, a new prize will be announced soon.
Thought For The Day – Yesterday I was beaten up by a busty young woman in an elevator. I was staring at her boobs and she said, “Would you please press one?” So I did. I don’t remember much after that.