I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when three different people sent me rather terse e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog, in which I said that we don’t like the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, which is a popular snowbird roost for thousands of RVers, who return there year after year.
One lady said “I don’t know why you continue to put down the Valley. My parents have been going there for over 20 years, and my husband and I have not missed a winter in Mission since we retired six years ago. It’s a wonderful place, and you have no idea what you are missing! Stop being so stubborn and set in your ways and try it!“
Another e-mail was even more direct – “The Rio Grande Valley welcomes Winter Texans with open arms! Anybody who would rather winter in Florida or Arizona is an idiot!” Well, okay then, I always suspected that I was an idiot, and now it’s official.. 🙂
The last e-mail was a little more patient with me: “I guess if you want to spend twice as much to go to Florida or Arizona, that’s your business. But I always thought you were smarter than that.” (Obviously he did not consult with the gentleman who sent the e-mail above!)
Hey, to each his own. Isn’t it great that we don’t all like the same things? Even a place as big as Texas would get crowded pretty quickly if we all showed up at once, wouldn’t it? I’ve just never understood why some folks can’t agree to disagree and do their own thing, and let others do theirs.
I’ve spent the last few days working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and with any luck at all, I’ll have it ready to upload to the printer’s server this evening. Except for our dinner out with Al Hesselbart on Saturday evening, and stopping to visit with Bruce and Linda Fay, who were at the campground in their beautiful Prevost bus conversion on Sunday, I haven’t left my desk except to sleep and eat.
Miss Terry has been keeping busy catching up on some grocery shopping, writing her recipe column for the paper, and proofing stories as I get them written. Along with all of her other chores, of course, like keeping our home looking nice and tidy, cooking, laundry, and bookkeeping. We never seem to let any grass grow under our feet!
I am looking forward to getting this issue printed and mailed, because I still have to finalize the schedule for our Eastern Rally, I want to get back to work on the sequel to my Big Lake mystery novel, and the Saint Joseph River here seems to be calling to us to put our kayaks in, for a nice, relaxing paddle.
Speaking of the rally, reservations are coming in every day, and I think we’re going to have a very nice turnout. If you haven’t registered yet, I hope you will soon. We’d love to have you join all of the fun!
Thought For The Day – Help a man when he is in trouble and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.