We’ve had a wonderful time here at my daughter Tiffany’s place but it’s time to say goodbye. The road is calling and we must answer.
I’ve always said that the hardest part of the fulltime RV lifestyle is saying goodbye to the people we love. But the greatest part is that we get to come back again, and again, and again. And you can bet that we’re looking forward to getting back here next summer. By then we’ll really be ready for another granddaughter fix!
Hopefully the high winds that were here yesterday and are predicted again for tomorrow will give us the break the weatherman promised for our trip today. We plan to take U.S. Highway 60 east into New Mexico and at Socorro we’ll jump onto Interstate 25 for about 42 miles before US 60 splits off to the east again, and get back on the two lane road. I’m shooting for Fort Sumner, which is 380 miles.
Several people have invited us to stop for a visit as we pass through their area and while we appreciate it, we won’t have the time. We have to be in Elkhart, Indiana next week, which is about 1700 miles, so we’ll be in what I call “get there mode.” Just racking up the miles and not playing tourist along the way. I know that’s not the way most RVers prefer to travel, but for working RVers like us it’s just part of the job. Compared to some of our friends who are vendors working the RV rally circuit, this isn’t any big deal. Back when we taught at Life on Wheels, 500 mile days were not unusual for us. I’m glad we’re not doing that any more!
A few days ago I shared that a representative from Thomas & Mercer, Amazon’s imprint for mysteries and thrillers, had made me an offer for the rights to Dog’s Run, my latest mystery novel. A few readers have asked me if I accepted it, and at this point we don’t have an agreement. Their first offer was either a lowball effort or they think I was born yesterday. I told them thanks, but no thanks, and they may or may not up the ante. The ball’s in their court. Somebody made the comment that it must be quite an ego boost to have Amazon courting me, and I said that the real ego boost is having them court me and being in a place in my writing career to say no.
Speaking of books, in less than the first 24 hours, 125 blog readers have entered this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series, set right here in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. All you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.