I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun because Monday was another fast day for us and we got a lot accomplished.
I spent some time online making and confirming reservations for our summer travels. Given the choice, we prefer not to have a set schedule and be locked into reservations. But since we plan to spend the summer on the Oregon coast, where RV spaces can be hard to find if you don’t plan ahead, I have us set up for a total of nine weeks at Thousand Trails campgrounds.
As it is now we have two weeks booked at South Jetty in Florence, Oregon starting June 23, then we’ll go directly to Whaler’s Rest in Newport for two weeks starting July 7. On July 21 we leave Newport and go the Seaside Thousand Trails for two weeks, and when we leave there August 4 we cross the Columbia River to the Long Beach Thousand Trails for a three week stay. The game plan is to return to Seaside after that, but our membership requires that we can only make that reservation 90 days before our planned arrival date. But it will be late August, and hopefully the kids will all be back in school by then, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Of course, like all fulltime RVers, our plans are always set in Jello and subject to change at any time. Our inner children are a whimsical duo and you never know what they might come up with at the last minute. Our daughter Tiffany is having some surgery at some point that may require us to stay around here longer to help her with her recovery, but we won’t know more until it’s scheduled.
With all of that done, we went to a shop to order new tires for our motorhome. We put six new Goodyear’s on four years ago, and have had problems with them ever since. Two will not hold air and I have to air them up every couple of weeks, and one got chopped up early on and is in real bad shape. Then, when we stopped for a safety check before going into the Salt River Canyon on our way up here Terry noticed that the left front tire had a piece missing out of the tread.
This is the second set of Goodyear tires that have disappointed us. We put new Goodyears on our MCI bus conversion and after four years had one on the front explode on Interstate 10 in west Texas. At 60 miles an hour, that’s a real adventure!
Back home I loaded Big Lake Scandal up to Barnes and Noble and it should be available today or tomorrow. Then I sent the files for Big Lake Burning to Audible.com to start the process of getting the audible book make of it. While I was doing all of that, Elizabeth Mackey, my amazing cover artist, created the print cover for Burning and I uploaded it to Create Space to get the print version going. Elizabeth also created the e-book cover for my new book, Big Lake Honeymoon. What do you think of it?
While I was doing all of that, Terry worked on the new book and got a lot of it edited and proofed, and I made the corrections. We should have it done today and then I’ll send it to another proof reader for a second read through. I told a blog reader yesterday that I thought thought it would be another two weeks before it was live, but if things keep moving along this well, it may be sooner. I hope so, I’m getting excited!
Thought For The Day – I choose to ignore what I lost yesterday, and embrace what I have today.