Terry worked like a mad woman all weekend and finished up with the last of the envelope stuffing last night. Today we’ll take them to the post office and the new issue of the Gypsy Journal will be in the mail. It always feels good to get that chore behind us.
While she was busy with that I was writing and knocked about 1,500 words on my new Big Lake book between lugging bins of envelopes out to the Explorer. Several people have asked me when it will be out and I honestly can’t tell you. Every time I set a deadline like that, something goes off track and it doesn’t get done. I hope to have it out by Christmas, but only time will tell. I keep telling Terry that I wish I could plug a USB port into the side of my head and connect the other end into my computer and just download my stories directly into it.
Speaking of books, congratulations to Todd Hartmann, this week’s winner of an audiobook of Dog’s Run. We had 158 entries in the drawing, and stay tuned, because a new contest starts soon.
I thought we were scheduled to leave here on Friday but when I looked at the calendar yesterday I realized I was off by a day, and we’ll be headed south on Thursday. Which means, of course, you can expect fuel prices to jump up later this week. It happens every time. On Friday, gasoline here was $2.68 a gallon and diesel was $3.56. Get it while you can.
In the time we have left here we hope to take a trip up to Charleston, and to spend a day in Beaufort, so we’ll probably be busy this week. Or we may just take today and veg out and do nothing but rest after the last few hard days. That’s the great thing about our lifestyle, we work when we need to and then make our own schedule the rest of the time.
From here we plan to go to Saint Augustine, Florida for a week or so. We’ve never spent much time in the beautiful and historic city and hope to get to know her a little better. I’m hoping the Elks lodge there has an opening in their RV parking area when we get there. If not, there’s a Passport America park we may try.
And after that? Maybe the Keys for a week or two; we have one commitment in November and some family time with my nephews and niece planned, but that’s it until we go to the Florida RV SuperShow in Tampa in January. Do I miss holding our Gypsy Journal rallies? Yes I do. Do I enjoy our much more relaxed schedule these days? YES I do!
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Nick, try to stay at Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort. Nice 4 mile long beach and great kayaking area. Site 69 & 71 are handicapped with 50 amp and full HU. Excellent area great seafood.
Found an Exxon station on I-10 east of Houston Texas where we just paid $3.269 per gallon for diesel. Saw one station for $3.219. Never thought I would be excited by that price but I was. Let’s hope the price stays down and the oil producing companies and countries keep pumping.
Just remember every time you fill your tanks, you can thank the Green Freaks and this administration. There’s enough sweet oil in the recent finds in Montana and the Dakotas to supply this country’s needs until 2041 WITHOUT foreign oil but they are blocking efforts to get it !!!
Nick, while in St. Augustine check out Flagler College. There are tours of the historical main building including the magnificent dining room. It is filled with murals, tile floors and beautiful Tiffany stained glass windows. My son and his bride are graduates of this college and it always amazed me that they ate all their meals in this wonderful room every day (regular college cafeteria food). Linda
Nick, better call the Elks in St. Augustine the last time we
Tried to stay their the campground was closed.
Gene, I just called, they said they have several open sites
Nick, on your way to Tampa from the Keys, you might want to stop in Sarasota at the Ringling Museum. It’s a world class art museum plus it has an equally awesome circus museum. Many circus people in the area have donated to their collection. And the Ringling Mansion is unlike anything you’ve seen before, painted by circus artists. I saw your post on another circus museum recently; this one is — well — it’s Ringling.
Let me know if you’re interested. I’d love to meet you.