Nov 152013

We were both worn out from our early start and long day Wednesday, and the strong wind rocking our motorhome and rattling our slide toppers made it hard to fall asleep so when we finally did, we slept in yesterday morning.

I started the day with a bunch of orders to fill, and spent several hours doing so, until somebody knocked on our door. It was our dear friends Don and Sharon DelRosario, who had driven up from their RV park in Benson to get some errands done and stopped by to say hello.

What a treat! We’ve known Don and Sharon forever, but usually we only cross paths with them at RV rallies and don’t have a lot of time to just sit and talk. So we made up for that with a nice long visit, discussing RVs and the fulltime RV lifestyle and comparing notes on our mutual travels and our friends. We first met Sharon years ago at the Escapees Raccoon Valley campground in Tennessee when she was a solo RVer, before Don stole her heart away, and we’ve adored her ever since. When they became a couple we were delighted that they had found each other, but I still tell women who are considering RVing and don’t have a partner about Sharon, and use her as proof that they can do it, too. These days, when Sharon and Don aren’t exploring America or volunteering at an RV rally, Sharon is also an instructor for the RV Driving School. That lady doesn’t let any grass grow under her tires!

After Sharon and Don left, I made up several more sets of our Gypsy Journal back issue CDs to fill orders that had come in. I was going to end this promotion tonight, but a couple of blog readers have asked me if I would extend it through the weekend to give them time to get paid, so I’ll keep it open until Sunday night. This is a heck of a deal, eleven years of our RV adventures and misadventures, from 2003 – 2013 in PDF format for the amazingly low price of just $50, with free shipping! The back issues are in searchable PDF files that will work on any computer. If you were to purchase them individually from our online download site, they would cost you $198. How can you lose with a deal like that? To order, just click the button below or log onto and make payment to Hurry, this deal ends Sunday!


Then I took a break from the computer for a while and let Bad Nick have at it, and the result was a new Bad Nick blog titled Divide And Conquer. Check it out and leave a comment.

I think this week’s Free Drawing is going to set the record for the number of entries, since we have over 150 already and the winner won’t be selected until Sunday evening. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of The Dumb Things Sold Just Like That, A History of the RV Industry In America by Al Hesselbart, historian for the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana. All you have to do to enter is click this Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section below. Only one entry per person per drawing please!

Today I have an appointment at the VA hospital that I’m not looking forward to, and hopefully I’ll be able to get something set up to address some other issues that need attention. We have been keeping our schedule open because I don’t know what kind of timeframe I’m going to be looking at here. That’s one of the great advantages of the fulltime RV lifestyle. Nothing is set in stone and we can stir the Jello whenever we need to.

There is a big dog show going on here at the Pima County Fairgrounds and the RV park is getting full. More strong winds are predicted for today and tomorrow, with gusts over 40 MPH possible, so I hope they have room for anybody who needs to get off the road for safety’s sake.

Thought For The Day – There are some things money can’t buy. Like manners, morals, and integrity.

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  One Response to “Knock, Knock. Who’s There?”

  1. Good luck on your future appts. through the VA. If I don’t schedule months in advance I don’t get an appointment at all. Just so many of us and so few to take care of the problems. If you have a secret on how to get appts. quicker, I am all ears.

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