Jan 222015

We are hanging out in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this week, visiting my son Travis and his wife Geli, so I don’t have much to write about from an RV standpoint. We’re parked at the Elks lodge, which is about five miles from their house and has full hookup 50 amp RV sites for $20 a night.

If you don’t belong to the Elks and Moose, you really should become a member. It will give you a lot of very good overnight parking opportunities. If you would like to join the Elks and are going to be at the Escapees Escapade rally in Tucson, the Elk C-BoF on the ROW at Escapade has arranged with the Willcox Elks lodge to hold an expedited indoctrination and initiation on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

I will be presenting five seminars at Escapade, Highway History & Back Road Mystery, The Frugal RVer, Welcome to My Arizona, The Reluctant RVer, and Full-Timing FAQs. I hope we see a lot of you at the rally. My buddy Greg White will also be presenting his popular Gate Guarding seminar in Tucson.

Originally I had planned to do a separate half-day self-publishing workshop before or after the Escapade, but the fairgrounds has another rally scheduled and there won’t be a place to hold it available or RV parking for anybody who wanted to attend.

I wanted to introduce my son Travis to sport kite flying while we were here, but there hasn’t been any wind since we arrived in Tuscaloosa. The weather has been nice, in the mid-60s during the day and the mid-to-upper 30s at night, though we are supposed to see some rain in the next couple of days. We’re hoping for a little bit of wind before we leave town. Knowing my luck, it will stay calm until we have to get back on the road and then start to blow.

It’s time for a new Free Drawing, and this week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series. To enter, all you have to do is click on this 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 Sunday evening.

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  5 Responses to “Hanging Out In Tuscaloosa”

  1. Lots of wind here in Florida Nick you left too soon.. In the low 80’s today and yesterday and no humidity.

  2. Looking forward to seeing you at Escapade. John would like to join the Elks so this looks like the place to do it. Does he just show up somewhere on March 16th at 6:30? He belongs to the Moose and American Legion. Thanks and see you in a couple of months. Marilu

  3. Nick, I hope you got there in time to catch the magnificent sunsets on the 19th and 20th. In Birmingham they were breathtaking.

  4. Nick, Is the March 16th date correct? The Escapade runs from March 8th thru the 13th.

  5. Marilu – Check in with the Elks BOF on the Chapter Row at Escapade, they can give you all the details.

    Carl – Yes, the Elk initiation is in Willcox, AZ after Escapade ends.

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