A Good Day

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 022014

Yesterday was a good day for a lot of reasons, the first being that we didn’t have anything to do, so we could sleep in. That’s always a treat for us, since we usually work late and seldom get to bed before 2 a.m.

We rolled out of bed about 10 a.m. and after checking e-mail I went outside to sit with Greg and Jan for a while, scratching Greg’s cat Mister’s ears and helping to solve most of the problems of the world that had come up overnight.

Back home, I spent some time reading a couple of blogs, answered some e-mail, and then spent a couple of hours researching places to visit for stories for future issues of the Gypsy Journal. A big part of my job is finding a mixture of places to write about. I love historic sites and old forts and places like that but I know it’s not everybody’s thing. So I try to include enough diversity to make it interesting for all of our readers.

We plan to stay here in the Elkhart area until after the 4th of July, and then we’ll go down to one of the Thousand Trails parks in the Cincinnati area, either Indian Lakes near Batesville, Indiana or Wilmington RV Resort in Wilmington, Ohio for a couple of weeks. Then we’ll head over to Pennsylvania to the Hershey Thousand Trails for a while, then down to Gettysburg Farm Campground. From there we’ll slowly work our way south through Virginia and the Carolinas, eventually ending up in Florida for the winter. We should find plenty of interesting things to write about along the way.

Of course, we’re fulltime RVers, and you know what that means. We could end up anywhere! We once left Elkhart Campground headed for Florida, but went by way of the scenic route through Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

After I sent out several e-mail query letters requesting media passes to tour some of the places I picked to visit, I spent the rest of the day and evening working on my next Big Lake mystery novel. It was a good writing day and I managed to crank out just over 3,000 words by the time I was done. While I was doing that Miss Terry was busy wrapping up end of the month paperwork. With that out of the way she made a delicious dinner and then spent some time working on her loom.

Congratulations to Allen Flanagan, winner of an autographed copy of So, You Want to be a Full-Time RVer? by John and Kathy Huggins in this week’s Gypsy Journal drawing. We had 228 entries in this week’s drawing, which is one of our highest yet. Stay tuned, because a new drawing starts soon.

And since it’s a new month, here are some new books and old favorites for your reading pleasure. Randall Morris has a free 29 page religious history article on Amazon called Prayer: Archangels and Intercessory Beings. If you’re looking for a nice romance story with some surprise twists and turns, check out Alison Blake’s Gray Eyed Glory. My friend Cleve Sylcox’s Nicboth: The Journey Begins is a tale of demons, fallen angels and demonic forces that you won’t soon forget.

One of the best books I’ve read in a long time is 1929 Jonathan’s Cross the first book in the 1929 series. This is a great work of historical fiction, chronicling the lives of three couples as their world crumbles around them during the Great Depression. The author does a fine job of investing the reader in their stories to the point where you begin to think of them as friends. And just like the friends we all have in real life, they are not always perfect. But their flaws make them real and work to make the story richer. This isn’t a quick read, it’s a long book, but never boring. And once you finish it, you’ll want to read the rest of the series to see what fates await them as the years pass.

Thought For The Day – The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

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  5 Responses to “A Good Day”

  1. If you do make it to the Cinncinnati area, go west into Indiana to Lawrenceburg. There is a Seagrams Distillery there. I do not know if they have tours. On one trip through that area, we were going east and the wind was from the east and the aroma of the wiskey cooking, made me so hungry I thought about chewing on the steering wheel! We had to stop someplace so I could get something to eat. I had never had an aroma affect me that way.

    Please be careful on the road.

  2. Nick, try the wellfield garden there in Elkhart. It is on the water company property and is being Don by local Gardner’s and volunteers. Would make a great piece for the paper and you would enjoy the tour. If you need directions or other information let me know.

  3. Nick thanks for slowly beginning your travels east this year. We’ll be heading west shortly so that should ensure that we have nice weather. 🙂

  4. A few days ago you lamented that you haven’t been to Maine in many years and need to get back. You are in range to go this year.

  5. Nick, I wish I’d have known you were spending the winter in Florida this year before I made our reservations. There goes the warm weather I was so looking forward to.

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