Well, we’re still here at the Show Low Elks Lodge campground. The wind hasn’t blown us away yet and they haven’t come to run us out because of all the RVs that were supposed to be arriving. In fact, we have a total of six RVs here, which includes us and the campground host. That’s the same number we had last night! I didn’t go to the lodge to extend our stay, it seems like we’re out of sight, out of mind. If we can hang on another night or two until the wind settles down we’ll be fine.
We hung around the motorhome most of the day yesterday. I worked on formatting two books for print editions for my friend Michael Meyer. If everything works with the layouts I did for him, his books Covert Dreams and Deadly Eyes should be available on Amazon in a week or two. Or, you can buy the e-book versions for your Kindle right now. Both are excellent books that you’ll have a hard time putting down.
A little after 5 PM, we drove into Pinetop to meet Terry’s mom and dad at Red Devil for dinner. Red Devil serves delicious Italian food and pizza and is a local favorite. Terry and her mom ordered the baked lasagna, her dad had spaghetti with sausage, and I had a pepperoni pizza, and everything was excellent. The place was really crowded with so many flatlanders here for the holiday weekend. And who can blame them, with triple digit temperatures down in the desert, while we’ll barely make it above 80 for the next few days.
After dinner we drove back to their motorhome at the Hon-Dah RV Park to check out the rail fence that Terry’s dad is putting up on their leased lot. At 82 years old, my father-in-law Pete Weber can outwork any two men half his age. We’ve given up trying to get him to slow down, and resigned ourselves to just getting the heck out of the way and letting him do his thing.
When we got back to the Elks Lodge campground sometime around 7:30 PM, nothing had changed except that there was one motorhome dry camping out in front near the lodge. I wonder if the manager told them the campground was full and that’s why they’re boondocking?
Today I hope to get another couple of chapters knocked out on my next book, Crazy Days in Big Lake, and I want to add some more seminars to the schedule for our Ohio Gypsy Journal rally, September 3–7 in Celina, Ohio. I talked to Barbara Westerfield yesterday, and she and hubby Tom will be at the rally helping us out and presenting some of their seminars, including geocaching and smart phones. These are always popular seminars at our Western rallies and I’m thrilled to have them in Ohio. If you haven’t signed up for the Ohio rally yet, what are you waiting for? It’s going to be a lot of fun!
Thought For The Day – My train of thought has derailed, and there were no survivors.