Back To Santa Fe

 Posted by at 1:59 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242014

No, not that artsy-fartsy New Mexico city that we were disappointed in when we visited last summer. Today we’re headed back to Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction for a week or so. We want to spend some time visiting with Terry’s parents, and to check in with our friends Jim and Shar Lewis, and see how Shar is doing with her health issues. It’s about 235 miles and the weather report looks good, so it should be an easy trip.

It looks like a lot of us are hitting the road on the same day. Charles and Chris Yust are leaving early this morning and making a fast trip across the country for a funeral in Louisiana on Thursday, which means they have a lot of hard driving ahead of them in the next few days.

Down in Texas, our pals Greg and Jan White have a shorter trip ahead of them, just 90 miles or so to the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas. It’s one of our favorite campgrounds in the Thousand Trails system. There are deer all over the place and they wander right through the campground ignoring the people. Unless you put out corn for them. Then they’re your best buddies.

Big buck at RV

There are fourteen deer in this picture I took from our motorhome’s window one day!

fourteen deer

And if you visit at the right time of year, you can gather more pecans than you can ever eat.

Handful of pecans 2 

Yesterday was another day spent at my desk, answering e-mails and working on book formatting. I don’t think there was a full moon, but the wackos sure seemed to be coming out of the woodwork, based on some of the e-mails I was getting. In fact, there have been so many dumb e-mails making the rounds that Bad Nick was moved to post a new Bad Nick blog titled I Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Check it out and leave a comment.

About 3:30 Daryl and Cheri Lawrence had a cookout for us and the Yusts, and we all stuffed ourselves on steaks, barbecued chicken, and all kinds of goodies. It was all delicious, and Terry made two desserts, a peanut butter cookie bar with chocolate frosting, and this strawberry pizza, which is made up of lightly sweetened cream cheese over a homemade sugar cookie base and topped with glazed fresh strawberries. Yummy!

Strawberry pizza 2

Congratulations to Nell Dahl, this week’s winner of an audiobook version of Big Lake Lynching, the second book in my Big Lake mystery series. We had 168 entries for this drawing, and stay tuned, because another contest starts soon!

And speaking of books, thanks to all of you, this is my best month for sales of my audiobooks, with 99 purchased so far. I hope to hit 100 by the end of the month. Will I make it?

Before I close, apparently somebody has been sending out spam e-mails that look like they come from me, with the message “From Nick Russell” in the Subject line. They are not from me, so if you get one, delete it. I don’t know how they get in, but I have changed all of my passwords, just in case. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Thought For The Day – It’s a brand new day and a brand new week. A chance to make new friends, or to piss off a whole bunch of people. It could go either way.

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