If a guy has to work, I guess I’ve got about the best gig going that anybody could hope for. I get to travel around the country to interesting places that other people only visit on vacation, I can stay as long as I want to, they usually let me in for free, and then I get paid to write about it! Somebody said a while back that if we ever decided to sell the Gypsy Journal and retire, we’d have people standing in line with their checkbooks in hand.
But don’t worry, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. We are having way too much fun to stop until health or old-age forces us off the road. Hopefully, that won’t be for a very long time.
I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, which will be going to press soon. Sometimes when we have been sitting still for a while I have to scramble to find enough stories to fill paper. Other times, like now, when we have been traveling around the country, I have a surplus of stories to pick and choose from. This means that I will have several very good stories in reserve for future issues.
Yesterday I reported that the Indie BookSpot had a nice review on Big Lake Lynching. I didn’t know until last night that both Big Lake and Big Lake Lynching are on their list of the 10 Great Indie Thriller eBooks for Summer 2012. I’m about to get a swelled head here!
This is our last full day here in Muskegon. Tomorrow we will drive about 120 miles east to the small town of Coleman to spend a few days with the lady who sold Miss Terry her antique sock knitting machine. She’ll spend some time teaching Terry some of the finer points on how to use the machine, and I’ll be busy working on the new issue of the paper.
When we’re done there, we will go to Spartan Chassis in Charlotte, Michigan. They do a 44 point chassis checkup for $100, and a lot of RVers with Spartan chassis have told me that it’s well worth the time and money. A week or so ago while we were in Kansas, a huge gust of wind hit us head on and it felt like it was going to lift the whole front end of the coach off the road. I’m not sure what happened, but since then our motorhome doesn’t seem to handle as well as it did before, even with the Safe-T-Plus steering control that we had installed a while back. We have looked underneath and can’t find anything loose or obviously wrong, but something just doesn’t feel right and I want to get it looked at by the experts.
After that, we’ll head down to Elkhart Campground in Elkhart, Indiana for a while. It’s our favorite hangout in the upper Midwest and feels like home to us. We’ll stay there for a while, get the new issue of the paper mailed out, then we will be off in search of new adventures.
Thought For The Day – If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t want to do something, you will find an excuse.