As so often seems to happen here in western Massachusetts, the rain that was forecast for yesterday never showed up. Just a heavy gray sky that hung low all day long.
But that was okay, we had plenty of things to do here at home to keep us busy. I finished all of the corrections Terry suggested after proofreading my new Big Lake book, and spent some time going over the manuscript again, tweaking a couple of things. Terry was busy doing laundry, making an absolutely wonderful dinner of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, and doing all the chores around here that she is always busy with.
Sometime in the early evening we called our friends Charles and Chris Yust, who are down in Florida right now dealing with 100% humidity. However, Chris said it still wasn’t as bad as being up at Elkhart Campground a couple of weeks ago when the temperature was in excess of 100° for several days on end, combined with high humidity.
I also spent some time answering e-mails from blog readers and folks who are coming to our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally. Somebody wanted to confirm that we would have a crew there to weigh RVs. Several weeks ago Angie Carr from the Escapees RV Club told me that they would have a weighing crew at the rally, but I haven’t heard anything from her in a while. I hope they still plan on being there; I’ll contact Angie to confirm it.
Can you believe it’s only six weeks until the rally starts? It seems like we just finally caught our breath from the Arizona rally in Yuma! If you haven’t registered yet, what you waiting for? We’re going to have some great seminars, some wonderful entertainment by One More Time, vendors offering anything and everything you could want or need for your RV, lots of friends old and new, and more fun than it should be legal to have!
Terry and I are going to be very, very busy between now and the start of the rally. We are moving today to the Sturbridge Outdoor World Resort, where we have reservations for two weeks. We probably won’t stay the whole fourteen days, since we have to get back to Michigan for Terry’s annual checkup with her oncologist, get a new issue of the Gypsy Journal printed and mailed out, and a lot of other things that need to be taken care of.
We’ve made arrangements to tour Old Sturbridge Village, Historic Deerfield, and Mystic Seaport in the next few days, as well as some other places we want to visit and gather stories on. With the stories we still have left over from our trip through the Midwest a couple of months ago and all of the places we are seeing here, by the time we leave New England we will have enough material for the next three issues of the Gypsy Journal.
As I said in an earlier blog post, we’re not sure how things will work out at the Sturbridge campground until we get there. Several people have said they don’t have many sites that will handle a 40 foot rig, so we are keeping our fingers crossed. If not, we’ll go to Plan B, whatever the heck that is.
Thought For The Day – The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm – Aldous Huxley