Moving Up The Hill

 Posted by at 2:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 162013

We were worn out from our long traveling day, so as soon as I posted yesterday’s blog Terry and I were in bed, much earlier than usual for us. Even though it had been a hot day and we were dry camping in a parking lot, it cooled off nicely with our windows open and roof vent fans blowing, so we were comfortable and slept well.

The campground host here at the Westminster Elks lodge told us when we checked in Friday that as soon as one of the RV sites became available he would move us. And true to his word, first thing yesterday morning he came by to tell us he had a back in site with 30 amp electric and water for us if we wanted it. Since we had not unpacked much, it only took us a few minutes to get ready to go, and we moved up on the hill overlooking the lodge and a small park like area. The sites are close together, but we’re comfortable and it’s nice to have power and water.

I spent most of the day working on a book project, and by late in the afternoon needed a break. So Terry and I took a walk around the campground area, stopping to talk to a regular blog reader named Lloyd, whose last name escapes me, I’m afraid.

We also spent some time chatting with Wayne and Sarah Gabel, who are parked in the motorhome next to us. They are a very nice couple from Oregon who are involved with a nonprofit group called Guide Dogs for the Blind. They told us about the organization’s work, and when we get to the Portland area in a few weeks we are going to try to tour their facility and do a story about them. And in one of those small world moments, we discovered that Wayne and Sarah are also friends with our dear friends Bob and Clara Lee, who treated us to a wonderful dinner at their home in Albuquerque just a few days ago!

Yesterday evening Bruce Miles, the narrator doing my first Big Lake mystery novel as an audiobook, uploaded the final chapters and Terry and I reviewed them. The whole project came out great and we are both thrilled with the result. Bruce wanted to tweak a couple of little things, and I need to get the cover formatted and uploaded, but the way things look now, the final book might be ready sometime in the next three weeks or so. I’m excited!

And before I close, Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there, and to the Mom’s doing double duty as mother and father, too! Bad Nick had a thing or two to say about being a father, and you can check out his thoughts and share your own on today’s Bad Nick blog.

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  One Response to “Moving Up The Hill”

  1. Happy fathers day Nick, we just got in to Bears Den and set up. Long day so far not knowing what the road would be like with all the flooding and tornadoes last month. There was some evidence of flood but thank heaven it was only field we saw still under water, going to take Mike out to dinner. Hope you had a great day.

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