One Bridge Away

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 152015

We had hoped to go flying yesterday but it was a cold gray day and looked like it might rain at any minute. So we took that activity off the table. Instead, after running to the post office to mail out some orders, I came back home and started working on my next book.

Yes, I know that the newest one is still in the proofreading process, but this is a story that’s been waiting impatiently to get out of my head and becoming quite pushy about it lately. It won’t be a Big Lake book, though I have several more to go in the series. This is a stand alone story, and even though they don’t sell nearly as well as the series books, I’ve been looking forward to writing it.

While I was at the post office, I picked up a couple of packages. One was from our mail forwarding service in Boulder City, Nevada, and the other was from my friend Carol Ann Newsome, author of the excellent Dog Park mystery series. Inside was this t-shirt for Miss Terry. So it’s official, I have a fan club. Even if it only has one member.

Terry Nick shirt small

About 4:30 we left to drive into Astoria to have dinner with Dan and Patty Chance and Nancy Kissack at Golden Luck, a nice little Chinese restaurant in the shadow of the Astoria-Megler bridge. Yes, I like Chinese food so much I’ll even cross the big bridge for it. As long as Terry drives.

We first discovered Golden Luck when we were here a few years ago, and it was just as good as we remembered. As always, the good company and conversation made it even better.

When we left the restaurant we drove a couple of miles to the big Fred Meyer store in Warrenton. There is a small IGA grocery store here in Long Beach, but the selection is limited and if you want much more than the basics, you cross the river to shop at the Fred Meyer, or the Safeway in Astoria. Long Beach has lots of restaurants, souvenir shops, and tourist traps, but it seems like most anything else you need is one bridge away.

Back at home I called Greg White to talk to him about a couple of minor changes I needed for our website, answered a backlog of e-mail, and wrote the blog before calling it a day.

I’m not sure what today holds for us. I’d like to fly if there is enough wind to keep our kites in the air. If not, I’ll work on the book I just started. Or take a nap. Or both.

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  2 Responses to “One Bridge Away”

  1. Hope you try the Bakery in Long Beach before you leave, and good luck getting some wind today. I like Miss Terry’s shirt too.

  2. I too like the T-shirt but I like the one I presented to you at the last Gypsy Journal Rally even better. Maybe its a better description than “dangerous”. I’ll leave it to you to resurrect and expose it if you wish. Sent from your traditional space at Elkhart Campground that I have been occupying for the last 2 weeks working on my next history book.

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