Apr 162010

In yesterday’s blog, I reported that my daughter Tiffany had lost over 85 pounds. Miss Terry informed me that the actual figure is 100 pounds. I stand corrected! Wow, what an achievement! Tiffany lost a whole person!

Tiffany wanted me to thank everybody for their birthday greetings and kind words in yesterday’s blog comments. You all really made her feel special.

The last few days, I’ve been chained to my desk getting the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to take to the printer on Monday, but yesterday we took a break for a while to run into town and take Tiffany and her family to dinner to celebrate her special day.

The dining options here are rather limited; we have a few fast food joints, some mediocre medium priced restaurants, some mediocre higher priced restaurants, and a handful of good places to eat. One of our favorite restaurants here has always been El Rancho in Pinetop.  No trip back to our old hometown is complete without at least one dinner at El Rancho, so when I asked Tiffany where she wanted to go, that was her first choice, and I was only too happy to agree. As always, the service was great and everything we ordered was delicious.

When we went to dinner last night, Tiffany made me promise that I wouldn’t tell anybody at the restaurant that it was her birthday, because if they find out, they plop a big sombrero on your head, sing to you, take your picture, and bring you a dessert of fried ice cream. Her dad may be a ham, but Tiffany prefers to keep a low profile.

I was very good and never said a word, but then just about the time we were finishing our dinner, three year old Destiny told our waitress “It’s my Mommy’s birthday!” Here is Tiffany sporting her new headgear! Pretty stylish, huh?

Tiffany birthday sombrero

When I reported in Saturday’s blog that we had opened registration for our Eastern Gypsy Gathering Rally, I said that we had 80 50 amp full hookup RV sites available. It looks like that may have been an error. Bob Patel at Elkhart Campground informed me that a few (I don’t know exactly how many)  of those sites will be rented to other campers during the rally.

Considering the fact that we have taken reservations for 31 of those 50 amp full hookup sites in just six days, if you absolutely have to have one, I wouldn’t want to delay too long in registering.  We also have a lot of 30 amp full hookup sites available for the rally, as well as 50 and 30 amp water and electric sites, so we’ll be able to accommodate almost any need.

I have been searching for campgrounds near Vail, Colorado, without much success. Miss Terry’s son, Casey, is getting married in Vail in mid-July, and so far, the closest parking option we have found is the Elks lodge in Silverthorne, about 30 miles away, which has a couple of 20 amp electric outlets. If anybody has spent any time in that area, we’re open to suggestions.

Bad Nick has been pretty quiet the last few days, but he pushed me away from the computer long enough to post a new Bad Nick Blog titled Cotton For Brains. Check it out and leave a comment.

Thought For The Day – We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.

Click Here To Register For Our Eastern Gypsy Gathering Rally! 

Nick Russell

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

  6 Responses to “I Stand Corrected”

  1. Tiffany looks great, if a little bit ticked, in the picture. Congratulations again!

  2. Gee Dad thank you I just love that pic….Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes and all the congrats…….

  3. I live in Denver, am not a RV’er but I enjoy your blog. There is a major mountain pass (Vail Pass) between Siverthorne and Vail. It may be only 30 miles, but it is a tough go even for a car. The big trucks really struggle to get up and then down into Vail. I don’t know about parking availability, but it would be much easier to go West from Vail, perhaps down to Edwards or possibility to Wolcott to park. That gets you out of the uber-rich areas of Vail and Beaver Creek-Avon area and the highway is much easier for a RV. Of course getting to Vail in the first place in a RV isn’t easy, but it would be easier to come up from the Grand Junction area instead of from Denver. I am looking forward to hear your stories about getting to Vail and what you find there when you arrive.


  4. Hi Terry and Nick,
    If you felt the elevation effects in Pinetop at 7,000 feet, wait till you start setting up in Silverthorne. It’s a heart pumping 9,035 feet. Just remember to take it nice and slow while you’re working. Even then, you will feel it.

    Happy Birthday Tiffany.

  5. We all do it but a person looses weight and what do we do to calibrate take them out to dinner. We humans are strange.

    Don Hankins

  6. When our son worked for the Summit Daily News we used to stay at Tiger Run RV Resort in Breckenridge…..its pricey but was always our favorite park. We haven’t been there in a couple years and they tell us all the pine trees have died, making it somewhat “sorry” in the mountains around there. We didn’t have any problems with I-70 going in either direction once we got a DP.

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