Company And Fish

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302013

They say that company and fish start to smell after three days and it’s time to move on. I’m not sure if that applies when you’re staying in your RV and especially not when the weather is unsafe to travel, but we’ve been parked at my daughter Tiffany’s house in Taylor, Arizona for a week now and we’re hoping to get on the road today.

Not that I can complain about the accommodations here; we have a nice level space to park the motorhome right next to Tiffany’s house and son-in-law Scott installed a 50 amp power hookup for us. There’s a water bib to fill our fresh water tank and if we had a macerator, we could dump too! Throw in the fact that it’s free and there are grandkids and puppies for me to play with, and what more could I ask for? Well, yes, a beach, a fishing boat, and 80 degree weather, but there’s no reason to be greedy.

We had planned to leave here Monday, and then again yesterday, but we’ve been waiting out the wind, which has been blowing at 40 – 45 miles per hour, with gusts over 60 on Monday. Things are supposed to be much better today, though snow is predicted for parts of the White Mountains. We don’t want any part of the white stuff if we can avoid it.

The plan for today, weather permitting, is to take State Route 260 west across the Mogollon Rim to Payson, and then follow State Route 87, the Beeline Highway, south to the Phoenix metropolitan area. Then we’ll head back east to Apache Junction, where we’ll hang out for a week or so visiting Terry’s parents and sisters. Then we’ll go down to Tucson for two or three weeks to get some medical appointments out of the way and visit with my cousin Beverly.

I’m looking forward to seeing Bev; she’s one of my favorite cousins and we’re very close. Plus, the other Revolution kite I won on the KiteLife website is at her place waiting for me. I like free stuff!

Speaking of free stuff, it’s time to kick off our next free drawing, and this one is for a personally autographed paperback copy of John and Kathy Huggins’ So, You Want to be a Full-Time RVer? In my fifteen years of fulltiming, publishing an RV newspaper and RV-related books, and teaching seminars at Life on Wheels and RV rallies from coast to coast, I’ve seen just about everything there is out there. That being said, this is the very best book I’ve ever come across on making the transition from your sticks and bricks house to the RV lifestyle. John and Kathy produce the excellent Living The RV Dream podcasts and you can also follow them on Facebook.

To enter, click this Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section. I’ll be drawing the winner Sunday evening and John and Kathy will mail the book directly to the winner. Please folks, only ONE Entry per person per drawing! In our last drawing I had two different people who entered over a dozen times each, one of them after I asked him not to. That does not improve your chances, but will get you disqualified. Don’t worry, we have lots of prizes to give away in the weeks to come.


Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a good deal on reading material, check out this special bundle I am participating in, 9 Killer Thrillers , 9 great books by 9 top selling authors for just 99 cents. How can you go wrong? And if you’re a Nook reader, we’ve got you covered with a Nook version, too!

Thought For The Day – I want my children to have all the things I never could afford. Then I want to move in with them.

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  3 Responses to “Company And Fish”

  1. Travel safe and hopefully that wind will die down. We will miss you in Florida this year but sure do understand wanting to be around family.

    BTW I just tried to enter the free drawing and I put my name under comments and it said that it was a duplicate name. What am I doing wrong? Computers#@%#&**

  2. You didn’t do anything wrong, Marilu, I see your name there.

  3. I don’t want to win having already been there; done that but I want to tell you how much I am enjoying the 9 Thriller Killers. Each one is so different from the others but all so far have been excellent! The last one kept me up way past bedtime because I knew I wouldn’t sleep without dreaming potential outcomes, anyway.

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