A Slow Paced Day

 Posted by at 4:33 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032009

We really needed some down time to catch our breath and rest up after our trip from Arizona and then vending at Escapade. The only problem with down time is that it doesn’t take too much of it before I get bored. As much as I try to shed my Type A habits (and I’m a lot better than I used to be), I am what I am.

Yesterday I spent some time logging in new subscriptions for our new Digital Edition of the Gypsy Journal and watching a small cardinal or scarlet tanager or some other type of red bird that was perched on the driver’s side mirror of our van, attacking its own reflection in the door glass. It would puff up its feathers to make itself seem larger, and then begin pecking at its reflection while wildly flapping its wings. This would last a few seconds and then it would fly away, only to come back a few minutes later and repeat the process over and over again.

While I was doing that, Miss Terry filled some orders that came in, and then we drove fifteen miles or so to Monroe City, Missouri to the post office, and then stopped at store so Terry could get some DayQuil. She is feeling a little better than she did a couple of days ago, but she’s still a bit under the weather.

During the afternoon Ron and Brenda Speidel came over and we visited for an hour or so, and then went out for dinner. We always have fun with this couple wherever we have gotten together with them, from Elkhart Campground in Indiana, to our Eastern Gypsy Gathering in Ohio, to Mission, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley.

The weather report has called for thunderstorms the last two days, and warned that some might be severe, but all we had seen were some clouds until yesterday evening, when it rained for a while. The temperatures have been in the 80s, but today is supposed to be down in the mid-60s. I’m hoping the weather stabilizes soon, because my friend Bob Pinner wants to try out our kayaks to see if that is something he might enjoy. Molly has a sit-in kayak, but Bob is more interested in the sit on top models like we have. With all of this water around us, it would be fun to get some paddling done before we move on.

We plan to leave this area this weekend and head for Indiana. We’ll be vending and I’ll be presenting my Highway History and Back Road Mystery seminar at the Heartland Owners Rally in Goshen next week, and we’re looking forward to getting back to the Elkhart area and seeing our friends Bob and Gita Patel and the rest of the gang at Elkhart Campground.

Thought For The Day – Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon!

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  4 Responses to “A Slow Paced Day”

  1. Tell Bob and Gita hello for us. We wil be sometime the first week in July.

  2. Deb and I were glad to see Terry and you are going to be at the Heartland rally. It will be good to see you guys again, we’re the ones with the Red Goldwing. Phil Rubeck had the same problem with a bird, it has scratched up the mirror on the front of his Montana and Rudee’s car mirrors, the bird also came knocking on his bedroom window about 6am every morning. I told him it was better than a alarm clock.

  3. Since it appears that Nick’s conscience is pretty weak, or “non functioning” in some areas, perhaps I and other readers can help out. Hence forth, every time you mention “eating out” or similar phraseology, I’ll send you a private email about your “over eating” habit. Remember, all of us have a stake in your health. If you were to become in-capacitated and have to give up traveling for a while, your travelogue reporting will become pretty mundane (from the bedroom to the bathroom or living room and back)

    Just do us all a favor and as the saying goes, “Everything in moderation”. Perhaps I shouldn’t say it, but if you keep up the current eating habits, that shiny new set of wheels you hope to acquire will end up rusting in place while you try to regain your strength!


  4. Awwwww….Gene….you’re No Fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    But we sure don’t want to read about Nick’s travels from the bedroom to the bathroom…that’s just Too Much Information! ๐Ÿ™‚

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