Our two weeks here at The Great Outdoors went by way too fast, and today we will drive 70 miles or so to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, which is actually west of Orlando a bit. We liked Titusville before, based upon our two earlier visits to this area, and the last two weeks have only cemented that feeling. We look forward to coming back here again.
We had planned to drive up to Saint Augustine yesterday, but when we woke up, Terry wasn’t feeling too well, having been up several times in the night with an upset stomach. So we decided to just stay home and take it easy, since we’ve been on the go a lot since we got here. A quiet day at home can be very relaxing, and helps us recharge our inner batteries.
I had hoped to spend the day working on the sequel to my Big Lake mystery, but my friend Froggi Donna mentioned on Facebook that another friend and fellow Escapee, Brian Gore, had a new book out on Kindle, so I downloaded a sample chapter to check it out. Well, there went several hours of work! By the time I finished reading the sample of A Pair of Second Chances, I had to go ahead and buy it, and then I spent another three hours reading. It’s a story about the modern West, and a man dealing with his inner demons, who is too stubborn to change, and who won’t back down when he sees wrongs that need righted. Brian spent part of his life as a working cowboy, and his experiences are reflected in his book. Check it out, it’s a good read.
Eventually, I started feeling guilty for goofing off so long, so I did get to work on my book, and by the end of the day, I had knocked out another 2,500 words.
I sure hope that we have faster internet service at the Thousand Trails than we have had here at The Great Outdoors. I couldn’t get a 4G signal, so I used both our Verizon air card and MiFi on 3G, and even though we had full bars of service, it was as slow as any dial up connection I ever used, and at least two or three times a day both devices would just freeze up and had to be rebooted.
Terry and I always want to help our readers save a buck when we can. We used to run an end of year holiday special, and we got away from it for some reason. So, just in time for your Christmas shopping, here we go. If you subscribe or renew your existing Gypsy Journal subscription for two years, we’ll also send a one year gift subscription ($20 value) to whomever you choose, with a note that it’s a gift from you. This applies to both printed subscriptions to U.S. addresses by Standard Rate mail, and digital subscriptions. Just click this Holiday Special Offer link and place your order. Sometimes the PayPal website gets stubborn and will only let you enter one address, so if this happens, use yours for the two year subscription, and send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and address for the gift subscription. You can take advantage of this special offer even if your current subscription is not yet due for renewal. We’ll extend your subscription to reflect the two year renewal. This special offer is valid now through December 15, so act today to take advantage of the savings!
Before I close, do we have any ham radio operators among you blog readers? Over the years I’ve had an interest in amateur radio, but I have never had the time to follow up on it. One of the regular readers asked me, and I told him I’d ask any of you hams to post your call signs. So lets hear from you, all you hams. Who are you, and how long have you been into the hobby?
Thought For The Day – When a friend does something wrong, don’t forget all of the things they did right.