Playing Catch Up

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 312017

I had hoped to get some work done in my new book yesterday but it wasn’t in the cards. Instead, I spent most of the day playing catch up on the emails and messages and other things that I had put off while Travis and Geli were here.

I must have had a dozen emails from people inviting us to stop in for a visit and to park in their driveway while we are traveling this summer. While I appreciate it very much, I don’t think any of them are on our planned travel route, so we will have to take a rain check.

There were also several emails from people offering suggestions on places to see between here, Arizona, and the Pacific Northwest that would make good stories for the Gypsy Journal. Thank you, I have filed them away for future reference when we are on the road.

And then there were the emails from people wanting suggestions on things like the best Class A motorhome for fulltiming (there is no best because there is no one-size-fits-all that will work for everyone’s individual needs); do I think Passport America is a good deal for RVers (yes, that’s why we became members long before we hit the road and are lifetime members); is the Escapees RV Club worth joining (yes, we are also lifetime members of Escapees); and do I have any idea what fuel prices are going to be like in the next few months (if I could look into the future like that, I would be a commodities speculator and not a poor but honest author).

With the email out of the way, I spent a couple of hours looking over my bank of saved stories from our previous travels, deciding which ones would be good for the upcoming issue of the Gypsy Journal. If we never traveled another mile, I still have enough stories that we never had room to use before to carry us for at least two years. It’s always fun going through them and reliving those old memories. We sure have covered a lot of miles in our time! And we are looking forward to covering some more before it’s all over.

We are getting into our rainy season here in Florida, and during the afternoon we started getting alerts on our phones warning of a strong storm system passing through the area. And as always seems to happen, the thunder rumbled for a while and we got a few sprinkles, and that was it. It’s a pattern that the weatherman says will continue all summer long, although we are sure to get our fair share of rain along the way, too.

Last year on June 1, it felt like someone threw a switch and it went from being hot to damned hot here in Florida. It’s been hot here for a while now, and I’m hoping it won’t get much worse until after we get the RV loaded and are on the road. Keep your fingers crossed for us.

Thought For The Day – My Liberal friends all think I’m way too conservative and my Conservative friends all think I’m way too liberal. They don’t understand that there is a place in the middle where common sense lives.

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