A Disney Day

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
May 072013

You would have thought you were in a Disney movie if you visited our motorhome yesterday. We had to be up before 7 a.m. to pick up my cousin Beverly so we could drive from the far southeast side of Tucson to the far northwest for doctor appointments Terry and Beverly had, starting at 9:30.

Miss Terry has been dealing with allergies or a cold and her new name is Sneezy. And I was Grumpy because I had to get up while I was still Sleepy. When we got to their appointment, there was a Doc, and an airhead working behind the counter named Dopey who tried to tell Terry she’d have to make a new appointment because she couldn’t find the orders for her lab work. Since the appointment was made before we got to town and we have a limited amount of time to be here, Terry quickly became Grumpy and let her know that wasn’t going to happen and they had better come up with Plan B real quick. It took a while, but everything worked out and then we went for lunch at a place called The Egg and I, and we all became Happy. Oh, by the way, I love Beverly to death, but she’s the most naïve and innocent woman I’ve ever known, so we even had our own Snow White!

Yeah, I know that was a pretty Mickey Mouse way to start a blog but I did it because I’m feeling Goofy. Okay, I’m done now.

Yesterday I received an e-mail from my friend Al Hesselbart from the RV Museum, telling me that he had just acquired a book about RVing that was published in 1937.  Al said one of its chapters is about fulltiming and paying your way from an RV. The author lists a bunch of ways to support yourself while trailering, including baking, catering, making and selling candy, trailer park babysitting, mending clothes, teaching/tutoring, being an artist, nursing, tailoring, beauty shop, mechanic, electrician, carpenter, photography, writing, restaurant reviews, newspaper, being a doctor or dentist, and such. I found it interesting that I listed some of those same money making ideas in my book Work Your Way Across The USA. And this was in 1937!

Somebody on the Escapees RV Club forum had a link to a free Android app called RV Parky, which is an RV park finder. Created by a fulltimer, the app lists over 25,000 RV parks, campgrounds, rest areas, and WalMarts, including information on the number of RV sites available, and directions from your current location. I downloaded it and it looks pretty good. Check it and tell an RVing friend.

Thought For The Day – It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  2 Responses to “A Disney Day”

  1. You forgot the little-known 8th dwarf, the one they don’t like to talk about – Sleezy

  2. You should be used to these Disney days anytime you have to deal with the public. I just wanted to comment on one of your advertisers yesterday and today, Silvertowne in Winchester, IN. when in the area you should stop by and go in this old colonial type home (farm) and just look around at all of the jewelry and antiques and coins that are everywhere. Just a great spectacle to see. They buy a lot of estate items.

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