RVs are pulling into Elkhart Campground one after another as weekend warriors arrive to kick off the season. For the next three months or so every campground and RV park in the country will be full of campers, kids, barking dogs and smoky campfires. You gotta love summer, right?
Hey, it’s all part of the experience and we don’t begrudge the families their fun. Some of those parents are going to be the next generation of fulltimers once the kids have grown up and flown the nest, and some of those kids may follow in their footsteps someday.
We’ve been coming to Elkhart Campground for close to fifteen years and every time we come, owners Bob and Gita Patel are busy improving and upgrading the place. This is the latest edition, the first of five new camping cabins, complete with bathrooms, which went up this week. I’m sure they are going to fill up fast.
If you are looking for a great family-run campground in Ohio, check out Smith’s Campground in Loudonville. Located in a beautiful setting on the Mohican State Scenic River in Holmes County’s Amish Country, Smith’s is one of our favorite places to get away from it all. We need to get back there one of these days and get our Sea Eagle kayaks wet.
I’ve been publishing an RV blog for about seven years now and besides being a valuable tool for keeping in touch with our friends and Gypsy Journal readers, a source of income when people click the Google AdSense ad links in the blog, and a marketing tool for my books, it’s a great way to settle arguments. Did we cross paths with so and so at the Escapees Sumter Oaks campground in Bushnell, Florida or was it at the Three Flags in Wildwood? What was the name of that nice little RV park we stayed in three years ago in Tucson? All I have to do is go back through the blog posts and there it is!
This past week, Chris Guld from Geeks on Tour introduced me to something neat that every blogger should consider, Blog2Print. With just a couple of clicks of your mouse you can turn your blog into a printed book. Chris showed me a couple of books she had made of different years of her blog. How cool is that?
Have you entered this week’s Free Drawing yet, for an audiobook of Big Lake Lynching, the second book in my Big Lake mystery series? 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.
If you like reading good thrillers and like saving money, be sure to check out the 9 More Killer Thrillers anthology. Great reading at a bargain price this weekend, 9 full-length books by 9 bestselling authors for just 99¢. I’m proud to be one of the authors featured in the collection.
Thought For The Day – My doctor says I should give up chocolate and pizza, but I’m no quitter.