Will I Ever Be Warm?

 Posted by at 1:10 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 212011

Will I ever be warm? I’m really beginning to wonder. We froze our butts off in Florida, and now we’re in Livingston, Texas freezing some more! It was 28 degrees last night, it’s supposed to make it all the way up to the mid-50s today, and down into the 20s again tonight! This sucks!

Yesterday morning I went up to the Escapees RV Club national headquarters to renew our membership, and picked up the mail we had waiting for us here. Then we drove into town to take care of some business at the auto license office. The folks here in Polk County, Texas know what a positive economic impact the Escapees have on their community, and they go out of their way to be accommodating. We were in and out in just a few minutes, with our business taken care of.

We made a quick stop at the post office to mail off a few orders, and then paid a visit on our friends Sal and Bonnie Bellomo. Sal and Bonnie were among our very first subscribers, and they have been loyal supporters of the Gypsy Journal for a long time. They have volunteered to help us out at rallies, distributed sample bundles of papers wherever they have traveled, and told a legion of RVers about us and our work. But more than that, Sal and Bonnie have been wonderful friends for many, many years.

Our friends have settled down here in Livingston, and it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen them, so it was nice to get together. We talked about our mutual travels, life on the road, and their decision to hang up the keys. If anybody is looking for a very nice Class A motorhome, Sal and Bonnie have a beautiful, loaded Newmar Mountain Aire for sale.  

We visited for a couple of hours, and then Sal and Bonnie took us out to dinner at a nearby restaurant, where we continued our conversation. Don’t you love how easy it is to pick up where you left off with good friends, whether it’s been a day, a week, or years since you were together last?

By the time we left Sal and Bonnie, it was getting dark and the temperature was falling fast. Back at our motorhome, Wayne and Beth Roberts stopped by to say hello. Wayne and Beth are also longtime friends and subscribers, and they have a house next door to Dennis and Carol Hill’s lot, where we are staying. We chatted for a while, and once they left, it was time to write a couple of blog posts, and watch some television before bedtime.

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We don’t have any plans for today, except to stay inside out of the cold as much as possible. Terry wants to get some laundry done, I have to do some research on a couple of places I want to stop and check out on our trip to Arizona, and I don’t want to get too far from the space heater.

Thought For The Day – When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.

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Nick Russell

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  4 Responses to “Will I Ever Be Warm?”

  1. We felt the same way as we were crossing the country for the past few weeks. We went from San Francisco to Florida and we wondered the same thing…until…we are now hanging out in middle to southern Florida and it is gorgeous…lower 80’s high and 60’s for the low.

    You left at the wrong time…

  2. Both I & Bonnie THANK YOU FOR STOPING BY and the time to talk to You & Terry and all the year’s we had together , and your Paper ,your Blog’s . and most
    your Friendship that we have . It’s not easy to see you two go but like Gypsy
    have to Travel to see it all out there to tell others about it like the two of you do .So travel safe and come back when you can and thank you again GOD BLESS

    Sal & Bonnie Bellomo

  3. Nick, ever since you left Florida the daily highs have been around 80 degrees. Seems like you’re taking the cold weather west with you. Jim & Dee

  4. I second Jim Walter’s comment! We’ve been running the air conditioning probably since the day you left Florida.

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