We are down to the wire on our visit to Arizona’s White Mountains and we have been trying hard to squeeze in everything we need to get done before we hit the road later this week.
There are several old friends who wanted us to stop by for a visit, but we just ran out of time. Our priority has been spending time with my daughter Tiffany and her family, and soaking up all the grandkid time we can. To those whom we didn’t get to make contact with, our apologies, but there are just so many hours in a day.
It seems like every day we’ve been here we have hit the ground running, and not stopped until late in the evening. We love spending time with our family and friends here and just wish we could get to everybody and make everybody happy. But we made a decision after our Yuma rally, when there were so many demands upon our time, that we are going to set our own priorities, and do the best we can but not stress over what we cannot do.
We received sad news last night; well-known RV author Alice Zyetz passed away from congestive heart failure. Alice authored or co-authored a number of RV books, including RV Traveling Tales: Women’s Journeys on the Open Road (with Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak), The Woman’s Guide to Solo RVing (with Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak), Taking the Mystery Out of Retiring to an RV, You Shoulda Listened to Your Mother: 36 Timeless Success Tips for Working Women, and Taking the Mystery Out of RV Writing (with Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak). Alice and her longtime writing partner, Jaimie Hall-Bruzenak, were also the publishers of the popular RV Lifestyle Experts website. We crossed paths with Alice many times over the years and she was always an interesting and charming lady. Our condolences to Jamie, and to Alice’s family and legion of friends. Rest in peace, dear lady.
A few more RVs have trickled into the Show Low Elks Lodge campground, and I’m not sure if we’ll be able to stay here after tonight or not. We are scheduled to leave Thursday morning, though I was hoping we might squeeze in an extra day or two, but it’s still up in the air. As the old Harry Chapin song Sequel said, “I guess only time will tell.” We’re not too worried about it, because one way or the other, whatever happens or wherever we end up, we’re still at home. I sure love being a fulltime RVer!
Hey, did you notice gas prices lately? Remember all those dire predictions of $5 a gallon gas this summer? Blog readers from all over the country have been writing to tell me how the prices at the pump are falling just about everywhere, except maybe California. Rob Crutcher wrote from North Carolina to say that regular unleaded was $3.17, somebody wrote from Georgia to say that unleaded in the Atlanta area was around $3.25 per gallon, and Richard Prevallet e-mailed me last night to say that gas in New Braunfels, Texas was $3.10 per gallon. Here in Show Low, Arizona pump prices are around $3.66 per gallon, which is cheaper than in the Phoenix area. When will people stop listening to all the gloom and doom prognosticators who are always telling us the sky is falling? Yes, we’ll probably see a little spike over the Memorial Day holiday, but I think prices will drop back down again. And no, I don’t think we’ll see that $5 per gallon price everybody was so worried about.
Thought For The Day – I am not bipolar! I don’t even like bears!