I See Live People

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102012

After days of being cooped up inside trying to escape the blistering heat wave that has blanketed much of the country, for the last two days people here at Elkhart Campground have started coming back out of their RVs, blinking their eyes in the sunlight, and looking like refugees from bomb shelters. For a while there the campground resembled a ghost town, but now I’m seeing real live people out and about.

Yesterday morning our friends Charles and Chris Yust pulled out before we were up and about, headed to Ohio for a Good Sam Rally where they will be working a vendor booth marketing RV insurance and extended warranty programs. We had a good time hanging out with Charles and Chris, and we are looking forward to getting together with them again.

A little after noon I went out to mail off some orders, and on the way back I stopped to talk with Tom Owen and Diane Rojewski at their site. We had a nice visit, and we’re going to try to get together with them for dinner before we leave the end of the week. We always enjoy spending time with Tom and Diane. We first met them at Life on Wheels years ago, and they have been wonderful friends to us ever since.

I spent most of the day proofing a book for a friend of mine, and I have even more respect for Miss Terry and all the excellent work she does proofing my blogs, stories in the Gypsy Journal, and my books; as well as for the volunteer proofreaders who have also proofed my Big Lake mysteries. It’s a lot of work!

I took a break for a while when campground neighbors Paul and Sally Wagner stopped in for a visit. They have a seasonal site here at the campground and we have known them for years. Sally recently spent some time in one of our favorite places, Washington D.C., and we compared notes on all there is to see and do there. Talking about it got me thinking that we need to head that way again one of these days.

I finally finished the proofing job sometime around 11 PM, just in time to try to figure out something to write about for today’s blog. That’s easy to do when we have been out running around playing tourist, but times like this when we are stationary, it is a little more difficult to find something to write to make it worth your time checking in.

As much as we love RV travel and seeing the country from our home on wheels, Terry and I have been talking about trying something different that we both had on our bucket list for a long time. We have been thinking about taking a cruise sometime this winter. We have talked to several friends who are experienced cruisers, and while we are in Florida this winter, we may just sneak off for a 7 day voyage. Assuming we don’t get lost in the Bermuda Triangle, or that I don’t die of seasickness, it might be fun!

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  11 Responses to “I See Live People”

  1. Best place is Port Canaveral to leave from for a cruise. If you do it in Nov or Dec, you can leave your coach on our lot. Same deal. We will be there and can even take you out to the Port so you don’t have to pay outrageous car parking fees. If you are nice to me, I will even pick you up after the cruise. Funny HA Ha here. Connie B.

  2. Be careful Nick, lately there have been a number of people who have come up missing while on a cruise. You have been real nice to Miss Terry, right? 🙂

  3. Royal Caribbean out of San Juan, PR in March. That will be our 7th one.

  4. Go for it, Nick they have nice little things you put on your wrists now that contain motion sickness medicine to stop the seasickness. I understand from talking to folks now that the ships do not sway much because of the flat bottoms on them. I am still trying to convince Mike to go on one but he uses the excuse he will get sick. Have fun and just relax for a change.

  5. I get sick on rowboats but cruise ships do not bother me. You will be fine. There is no sense of motion.

    As an RVer, I love the days in port but always want to stay longer. The days at sea bore me. We don’t gamble or shop go to the golf clinics, so we catch up on our reading those days.

  6. We are leaving on December 12th and returning on December 22nd for a trip to the Eastern Caribbean on Carnival’s Dream. We will be making stops at Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Crusing is really fun especially when you don’t have to pay the air fare or the parking! John gets seasick but not on the cruise ships although he does wear a patch just in case.

    Hope to see you when we are both in Florida. We are staying at Manatee Hammock which is a county run park.

  7. The only danger in taking cruises is that once you start, you won’t want to stop. It would be good for you two because you couldn’t work at all. It is sooooo relaxing!

  8. Hey Nick,
    Donna and I are sailing the Western Caribbean out of Tampa on the Carnival Legend on 01/06/13. We would love for you guys to join us.

  9. We did the Eastern Carib first, then the Western Carib. Both on the Disney Dream. No, the “ankle biters” weren’t any problem on this beautiful ship as they have many things going on for them. What ever you choose, just enjoy! It is wonderful!

  10. You can’t go wrong with Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas or Allure of the Seas. They’re both equally the biggest and the best IHO.

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