Lots of Visitors

 Posted by at 6:56 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012009

We’ve had lots of company lately. A lot of folks have been stopping by to say hello, and it’s always fun to have an opportunity to chat with our readers away from all of the activity of a rally.

Our good buddy Mac McCoy has been parked next to us for several days, and this morning he left his rig here at the fairgrounds while he flies to Florida for the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) Southeast Area Rally in Brooksville, Florida. We always have fun hanging out with Mac, and Terry enjoys having another person to cook for. And judging by Mac’s response, I think he enjoys what she creates too! Last night Terry made a delicious lasagna that Mac and I really stuffed ourselves on. Terry never uses prepared ingredients, everything is homemade and the difference shows from the very first bite. Yummy!

Friday, longtime Gypsy Journal supporters Joy and Phil Brown stopped in to visit. This will be their third Gypsy Gathering rally, and they say each one gets better than the one before. Who am I to argue?

Yesterday Garland and Emily Price, from Mustang, Oklahoma, came by to introduce themselves. They are faithful blog readers, and it was nice to get to know them. Emily had a frightening story to tell. She worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Oklahoma City, and transferred to another government agency with an office downtown, so she and Garland could ride to work together. A couple of years later her old agency called and asked her to come back to work for them. Emily said they talked it over, and she decided she would have a better future back with the FAA. How prophetic! One year later, mad bomber Timothy McVeigh destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in a horrific act of domestic terrorism. Emily had worked on the seventh floor of that building before returning to her old job with the FAA!

Soon after Garland and Emily left, Bill Becker stopped in for a quick visit. Bill and his wife Mabel are veterans of our rallies, and Bill enjoys volunteering on our parking committee. Terry is still talking about the great chili peppers he gave her last year.

With the last of our company gone, I decided to lay down on the couch for a short nap, but before I had even closed my eyes, Terry said “We have more company.” It was longtime friends and supporters Dick and Jo Padgett. Jo always helps Terry with registrations at the rally, and as if that were not enough, she volunteered to finish calling on local businesses to solicit door prizes! We sure have a bunch of wonderful friends, and we appreciate each and every one of them! They are part of what makes this lifestyle so great.

Someone suggested that I post directions to the Pinal County Fairgrounds, in case anyone coming to the rally missed receiving their info letters. I have done so, adding the directions to our rally registration page.

Thought For The Day Never sacrifice the day for the hour.

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Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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