It’s Warming Up!

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
May 042011

It’s warming up, here in Las Vegas! For the next several days, we are looking at daytime highs in the 90s, and overnight lows in the upper 60s. Fortunately, the humidity will only be in the low 20s, so it will be tolerable. But we have rediscovered how much we appreciate our Winnebago’s basement air conditioning system. It is so much quieter, and more efficient, than the rooftop air conditioner we had on our old bus conversion.

Yesterday morning our friends Bob Parker and Donna Huffer came by for a visit, and we had a good time talking about the fulltime RV lifestyle, and comparing notes on places we’ve been and places we want to get to. They gave us a couple of good tips on Elks lodges with RV hookups, and Bob told me that he belongs to the American Legion, and that many Legion posts will allow members to park overnight. I belong to the VFW, but not the Legion. I think I may join it too, just to increase our overnight parking options. Besides, the dues go toward supporting the work they do on the part of American’s veterans, and that’s a good thing.

After Bob and Donna left, I spent some time working some changes to my mystery novel and reformatting it (again) for the Kindle. I plan to publish it on Amazon, thanks to all of the encouragement the folks who have read it gave me, but I want to make it as perfect as possible before I do.

My buddy Greg White does so many things to help me out that I can’t begin to count them all, and yesterday he even decided it was his turn to feel puny, to take some of the load off of me. What a guy! Hope you’re feeling better soon, Greg.

Of course, not feeling good doesn’t mean that we can neglect our obligations to the local economy, so in the late afternoon we all ran to a nearby iHop for an early dinner. Afterward we stopped at a Big Lots store to pick up a couple of items, and then it was back to the Thousand Trails campground. I worked on the book for a while longer, and then as the evening set in and it cooled off a bit, Terry and I went for a walk around the campground to stretch our legs and to check out all of the different RVs here. One that caught our eye was a neat old ScenicCruiser bus conversion. I love those classic old buses, and want to get a picture of it before we leave.

Speaking of pictures, we are doing some spring cleaning and I have a digital SLR camera for sale, if anybody is interested. It is a gently used 6.5 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel, fully automatic, and it comes with an 18-55mm Canon zoom lens, a 75-300mm Canon zoom lens, two battery packs, battery charger, Cannon neck strap, a 256 mb and a 1 gig memory cards, manual, and case. I’m asking $400, plus $20 shipping and insurance. Send me an e-mail at if you’re interested. It’s a great unit, we just have too many cameras and I don’t use it.


I took a break from the computer for a while, to let Bad Nick get to the keyboard and post a new Bad Nick Blog titled Pissant Pakistan. Check it out and leave a comment.

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  3 Responses to “It’s Warming Up!”

  1. Hey Nick while in Vegas check out the Oasis RV Park on Las Vegas Blvd. Maybe a little pricey, but good for a break from ruffing it. It is located at Exit 33 on I-15.

  2. That camera setup is almost identical to what I already have and have stashed away on a cupboard at home. Except my camera is black. I think I’d use it again if I could afford to buy a mid-range zoom lens. It’s a great camera, but too heavy for my aging bones, especially lugging around both of those lenses!

  3. Don’t spend too much time on your novel. I suspect a novel is like a computer program; never quite finished, just published.


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