A Lazy Day

 Posted by at 4:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 212010

Yesterday was a much needed lazy day for us, after our week at the RV show. We slept in, then didn’t do much of anything all day long. Terry did a couple of loads of laundry, we checked e-mail, cruised the internet, watched TV, and I napped for a while on the couch. 

We needed to unload our display tables, books and RV guides, and everything else we had used at the RV show from our van and get it all packed back into the bays of our motorhome, but we both seemed to be drained of energy and couldn’t get motivated to get started.

About 5:30 we drove to Hummelstown for dinner with longtime subscribers  Dave and Thelma Middleton, and their friends Gary and Donna Rath, at a place called Hoss’s Steakhouse. The company and conversation were great, but the restaurant seemed to be having an off day. Dave and I ordered our steaks medium rare, and they were very well done, we asked for bread a couple of times and never got it, and when I tried their chocolate pudding for dessert, it tasted sour.

Dave and Thelma felt bad, because they had invited us, but it wasn’t their fault, and they have had good meals there in the past. Maybe the manager was taking a day off or something.

Back at the Thousand Trails campground, I answered a couple of questions from readers who wanted to know about any suggestions I had for an RV park in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, and how I felt about using synthetic oil and transmission fluid in a diesel pusher motorhome. I replied to the first one that since we have only visited the Valley once, and were not impressed enough to stay long, I didn’t know enough about it to suggest an RV park for their winter stay; and told the second person that while I don’t have synthetic oil and transmission fluid in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage yet, I plan to switch to both at our next service. I know many RVers who do use both, and report good success with them.

Then we spent the rest of the evening watching television, including the season premiers of two of our favorite shows, Two And A Half Men, and Pawn Stars. They’ve moved The Big Bang Theory to a new night, so we’ll have to wait until Thursday to see its season premier.

And that was about it for our Monday. Like I said, it was a lazy day, and that’s just what we needed.

Thought For The Day – I don’t mind going nowhere as long as it’s an interesting path.

Nick Russell

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

  7 Responses to “A Lazy Day”

  1. Hi Nick…….we’re glad that RV show is over for you. We’ve been to a couple of those in Tucson and the people that came there only came for the “free food”. We learned our lesson pretty quick. At least, they did have it set up where everyone had to walk by the Vendors to get to the food but that’s exactly what they did…walk by.

    FYI….we have our beautiful lot at Retama Village for sale or rent. We would rather sell it but will rent it if someone wants to take it for at least 4 months or longer (December – ?) . Maybe you can tell the person that emailed you to get in touch with us if they’re interested. They can look at pictures and info here: http://mpmcfall.tripod.com/id18.html (I don’t know how to put a clickable link here so they will have to copy and paste)

    Get lots of R&R. Hugs…………Pat

  2. Nick,

    If the synthetic transmission you are switching to is Transynd keep in mind that after 5,000 miles you will need to have the transmission drained and re-filled with Transynd. Then you are good to go for at least 75,000 miles. This is an expensive, but worthwhile change. We did it. I believe the Transynd fluid does a better job of dissipating heat as well.

  3. Good for you for being lazy for a day! You guys needed it. But don’t let it set too much of a precedent. We need you on the road!

  4. After the week you had you guys deserve a few quiet days! Enjoy!

  5. Rio Grande Valley RV Parks: We spend our winters at Fun N Sun in San Benito. It is the largest park with the greatest number of activities. If you are very active and want to play tennis or volley ball, that is available. If you are sedentary and want to play cards or board games, that is available. They have free entertainment two nights a week and dancing to live bands two nights each week. Try it, you’ll like it. Look us up when you are there. We are in lot H30.

  6. Sometimes those lazy days are much needed therapy! Glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Unless it is a restaurant we know very well, we no longer go out to eat on Mondays or Tuesdays. All to often we have been disappointed with the service and quality of the food. We have come to the conclusion, that the “B” Team often works those days, while the “A: Team enjoys those days off after working the weekend.

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