Apr 152014

I want to start the day by wishing my daughter Tiffany happy birthday. Wow, was it really 32 years ago I first held that beautiful little girl? Where did the years go? Today she’s a grown lady with kids of her own. But you know what? Dad still loves holding her. Tiffany, I love you very much, and I am very proud of the woman you have become. And I’m very glad that we are more than father and daughter, that we are friends too. I cherish every minute we spend together.

Last night when I stepped outside to watch the lunar eclipse it was darned cold! I heard from my pal Al Hesselbart, historian for the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana yesterday, and he said it was 78o Sunday, and Monday was predicted to be 25o with two to three inches of snow overnight. Hopefully it’s going to start warming up a bit, and not a minute too soon in my opinion. It’s even too cold to play on the tractor!

In spite of the cold and the fact that she was shooting without a tripod, Terry managed to get this picture of the “blood moon” as it’s called.

Blood moon

We’re planning to start our journey east to Indiana for Escapade about this time next week, and I’m hoping the weather will cooperate. Because we never know what to expect this time of year, we’re giving ourselves plenty of time in case we have to change course or find some place to sit still and wait out passing storms.

A lot of people have been asking if we will have printed copies of Terry’s cookbook, Miss Terry’s Kitchen, at our vendor booth at Escapade. Yes we will, and if you would like an autographed copy you can place an order now and pick it up at Escapade. To order your copy, log onto www.paypal.com and make a payment of $14.95 to editor@gypsyjournal.net. This is for pickup at Escapade only. If you want a printed copy mailed to you, you can order it at this link on Amazon. Unfortunately, copies ordered from Amazon will not arrive autographed, but if we cross paths somewhere Terry will be happy to sign it for you.


Though big cities like Tucson and Phoenix have become civilized, depending on what you call civilized, parts of Arizona are still the Wild West. There is a little general store a couple of miles from Tiffany’s place, and this sign greets customers. I bet they don’t get a lot of trouble there!

Guns Welcome Concho store

Speaking of the Wild West, things got pretty heated up in Nevada recently in a standoff between Federal authorities and a rancher and his supporters who claim he is under attack, though it seems like tensions are easing a bit. Bad Nick has been watching the situation and has a few observations to make in a new Bad Nick Blog titled Sometimes You Have to Pay. Check it out and leave a comment.

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  2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Tiffany!”

  1. You’re a good reporter Bad Nick. Understand, I do not agree with the way our government is being run, but I like that you got to the truth and told it like it is. Bad Nick for President.

  2. It’s cold in Elkhart – it’s currently 37 and we had snow last night – yuck! But the couch and dinette are out and the Lambright recliners and new desk/table combo are in. Now we’re just working on getting things settled into the new configuration and then we’ll tour the RV Hall of Fame and check out the other sights in the area. It looks like we’ll miss you guys again as we leave on the 21st.

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