Almost Done

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192014

Except for our trip here from Morehead City, I’ve spent the last few days working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and it’s almost done. All that’s left is to drop in Terry’s recipe column and for her to give it a final proofread.

I think our readers are really going to enjoy this issue. It’s packed with plenty of interesting stories, including Ulysses S. Grant’s boyhood home, Loveland Castle in Ohio, the Derry Church Session House, the Shoe House, the Conrad Weiser Homestead, a stop by stop description of the Gettysburg Battlefield auto tour route, a feature on Roadside America, the tale of a haunted bridge, and profiles of abolitionist Sojourner Truth and Robert Wadlow, the gentle giant of Alton, Illinois. And that doesn’t include our regular items like letters from our readers and some of Terry’s great recipes. If you haven’t subscribed yet, click here or the link at the bottom of this page and we’ll get you on our mailing list.

Between proofing stories as I cranked them out and helping me get the exposure on the photos right, Terry was busy with a new weaving project. And she still found time to make one of her delicious pizzas for dinner! Actually two, a white pizza with pepperoni for me and regular pizza with lots of veggies for her. And we have enough left over for another dinner!

There is a lot to see and do here on Hilton Head Island, so once we get the new issue finished and uploaded to our printer’s web server, it will be time to get out and play. We are lighthouse aficionados, so seeing the Harbour Town Lighthouse is high on our list. Though it’s relatively new (opened in 1970), it’s a popular landmark. And how can we be on an island and not go to the beach? And I suspect that sooner or later we will be forced to sample some of the local seafood, just to say we did. Yeah, it’s a tough gig, but somebody has to do it.

Here’s a bit of Hilton Head trivia for you. When the famous American Revolution warship USS Constitution, popularly known as Old Ironsides, was rebuilt in 1997, they used wood from Hilton Head live oak trees that were felled during construction of the Cross Island Parkway. Now remember, if you win a gazillion dollars on Jeopardy with that information, I want my cut!

Today is your last chance to enter this week’s Free Drawing for an audiobook of my friend Suzie O’Connell’s Mountain Angel, the first book in her popular Northstar Angels romance series. To enter, all you have to do is click on the Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page 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 this evening.

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