The waste tanks are empty, the fresh water tank is full, and it’s time to go! We arrived in Florida the last day of October, and the last four months have just flown past. We didn’t get to do a lot of things we planned on while we were here, but we’re out of time.
Today we’re headed out, and we plan to be in Dothan, Alabama tonight. We always prefer the two lanes roads when we have the time, and have taken the slower route up U.S. Highway 19 and then U.S. 98 along the Gulf Coast before and like it. But since we had to extend our stay here by a week to wrap up Terry’s dental work, we need to make a quicker trip.
I had originally planned to take Interstate 75 north to Valdosta, Georgia and then pick up U.S. 84 and take it west into Dothan. U.S. 84 is a good road and we’ve traveled it in the past. But Al Hesselbart went that way on his trip back to Elkhart, Indiana last week and said there is a long detour just past Valdosta that took him on a tour of the surrounding countryside. So instead we’ll get on Interstate 10 just north of Lake City, Florida and take it west to Tallahassee, where we’ll pick up U.S. 27 and follow it north into Georgia and get on U.S. 84 at Bainbridge. From there it’s an easy 55 miles into Dothan.
I spent most of yesterday tweaking my new book, then printed it out so Miss Terry can begin proofreading it. I also had a phone call from Dale Roberts, author of The Following and Separate Lives. Dale created the covers for all of my Big Lake books and said he should have the cover of Big Lake Blizzard finished in a couple of days.
Somebody asked me yesterday how I find the time to publish the Gypsy Journal and my three blogs, do all of the traveling we do, and write books too. I’ve been asked this before and I always tell people that you have to set priorities and make some sacrifices. In my case, I gave up diet and exercise.
Speaking of blogs, my latest Bad Nick Blog, titled That Spooky Middle Ground sure has some folks stirred up. At last count it had 54 comments. I love getting people talking, and while not everybody agrees, at least they’re involved and sharing their viewpoints. Whether they’re listening to anybody else’s opinion I’m not sure.
Rod Pezzano stopped by during the afternoon and picked up a couple of bundles of the Gypsy Journal to take with him to drop off at a couple of RV parks where they will be staying in the Florida Keys. It always helps us when our readers do that, since it helps spread the word and gets sample copies of the paper to new people. It was nice visiting with Rod, and we look forward to seeing Rod and his wife Susan again somewhere down the road.
Thought For The Day – Marriage allows you to annoy one special person for the rest of your life.