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Apr 192015
 

Our time in Apache Junction is over and today we’re headed for our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona. I’m not sure if it’s just in time, since the temperature here in the desert is already climbing, or if we’re jumping the gun since they had snow flurries in Show Low the middle of last week, and overnight temps in the high country this week will be down in the mid-30s. It may be time to unpack our long johns. But it will be worth it to be able to spend some time with my daughter Tiffany and her two girls. The air may be cold, but love warms the heart, right?


I did not make my goal of finishing my new Big Lake book by yesterday as I had hoped, because we lost much of a day while we were installing our new TV on Friday. So I still have one chapter to go. I’ll probably finish it Monday and then it will start going through the editing and proof reading process. The White Mountains are also the setting for my Big Lake books so this trip and our weeks there are research, right?

While I was busy with all of that, Terry was working hard to get another shawl finished and off the loom. I’m not sure what the problem was, but this one seemed to be more of a struggle than her other projects and she had a lot of frustration with it. But I think the finished product was well worth the effort, don’t you?

Lisa shawl small

And here is a close up of the pattern.

Pattern

During the evening, Terry’s parents came over for a brief visit and to say goodbye. But it won’t be a long separation because they spend their summers in the mountains at the Hon-Dah RV Park, which is part of the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s casino/resort complex in nearby Pinetop. They plan to come up about the first of May, so we’ll see them again real soon.

Hopefully the Verizon internet will be better in Show Low than it has been here in Apache Junction. I don’t think it could be any worse.


Today is your last chance to enter our Free Drawing for an audiobook of Highland Passage by J.L Jarvis. It’s a time travel historical romance that begins with the heroine blacking out following a car crash on an icy road and waking up in a mysterious stone chamber being cared for by a kilted man who claims to be an eighteenth century Scottish highlander. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing 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.

Thought For The Day – The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.

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Apr 182015
 

Isn’t technology a wonderful thing? Just think about how far we have come in only a few short years. We never had a telephone until I was thirteen years old and I still remember our first color TV. Now I’ve got a smart phone that I can watch movies on, surf the internet, and use […]

Apr 172015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. The fulltime RV lifestyle […]

Greg Wins

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 162015
 

Okay, I quit. Greg White wins. I should have listened to him back in 2011 when he told not to buy an Apple computer, but I didn’t. And I should have listened to him and dumped it a few weeks later when my brand new iMac started giving me problems, but I didn’t. And I […]

I Hate Everything!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152015
 

Okay, I don’t hate you, but I hate everything else! Especially the dweebs that invented computers and the internet in the first place. It took me over two hours to get Tuesday’s blog to load. Every time I tried to publish it the photos disappeared and everything became one long paragraph with no breaks between […]

Apr 142015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Apr 132015
 

We haven’t stepped outside the motorhome for the last two days but we’ve sure been busy! I’ve been studying the calendar and making reservations for our summer travels. We usually don’t like to be tied up to a schedule if we can avoid it, but since we plan to be on the Oregon and Washington […]

She’s At It Again

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122015
 

We’ve been so busy traveling, working the Escapade rally, dealing with medical appointments, and getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to go to press that Terry has not had time for weaving. But we’ve finally got some much needed downtime and she’s back at it. She sleyed this job onto her loom […]

Apr 112015
 

A few days ago I posted a blog about Camping With The Elks that was well received so today I thought I’d tell you about two other low cost alternatives to traditional campgrounds. We first met Don and Kim Greene, founders of Harvest Hosts, at one of our Gypsy Journal rallies years ago when they […]

Apr 102015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Not all fulltime RVers […]