The other day I shared a link that my friend Cool Judy Rinehimer sent me on adding avatars to blog comments. Well, now I have another link from Judy, to her brand new CoolRVers On The Road blog. How cool is that? If you’re wondering, Judy got her screen name because she is from the town of Cool, California. Yes, there really is a cool town in California named Cool! How cool is that?
Unfortunately, I have another link to share with you from California, and this one isn’t cool. In fact, it’s sad. According to RV Business, California has announced plans to close 70 state parks, in an attempt to balance the state’s budget. Here’s an idea – why not take some of the welfare rats who are living on the taxpayers’ dollars and have them do things like maintenance work at the state parks in return for their public assistance? That might save the state a buck or two.
Okay, enough Bad Nick, this isn’t the place for it. But I hate to see any state take extreme measures like closing parks and rest areas, when there may be ways to avoid it.
After our busy day exploring Yosemite National Park on Thursday, yesterday was a day for relaxing around the motorhome. Miss Terry finished the final proofing of my mystery novel, and I spent a lot of time answering e-mails, and logging in some orders that came in from our website. In the afternoon, Greg White and I drove into Coarsegold to the post office, then stopped at a grocery store for a couple of things Greg needed to pick up.
Back at the RV park, I managed to get a little bit of writing done, and then my pal Orv Hazelton called to chat for a while. Orv and his lovely wife Nancy are up in Washington state, and we hope to cross their path when we’re up that way in a few weeks.
I’ve had a few people contact me with offers to stop at their houses for a night or two of driveway camping while we’re in the Pacific Northwest, and while we appreciate the offers of hospitality, we’ve got the first six weeks of our sojourn to the coast booked up with reservations at Thousand Trails campgrounds, and after that we just want to play things by ear. Sometime in July we want to make it up to the Escapees Evergreen COHO park in Chimacum, Washington, and we also want to spend a few days at the Elks lodge in Bremerton. We like riding the ferry across Puget Sound, to spend the day playing tourist in Seattle, and then coming back to our cozy home on wheels at the end of the day.
We plan on another low key day today. I have more than enough work to keep me at my desk all day long, and Terry has been looking forward to having a day to do some cooking. I’m not sure exactly what’s on the menu, but I know it’s going to be delicious!
Thought For The Day – Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.