Old Friends

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262016

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is the many wonderful friends we have made over the years as we have roamed America’s highways and back roads. And reconnecting with them is always a lot of fun.

Yesterday afternoon we got to do just that when we met our friends Stu and Donna McNicol. They recently returned from spending a few years in Ecuador and it was a real treat to get together with them again.

We met them at the Oakwood Smokehouse in Clermont at 1 o’clock and had a great time talking about their adventures as ex-pats, catching up on our RV travels, and just enjoying being together again. Donna is also an author and we talked about a couple of projects we may do together one of these days, e-book sales and marketing, and writing in general. Stu is a retired fire chief from Maryland and was very helpful to me with a lot of the technical details in my book Big Lake Burning.

Stu Donna McNicol small

In fact we had so much fun laughing and joking and talking that before we knew it almost five hours had gone by! We had a great time and are looking forward to getting back together with Stu and Donna again while we’re all here in this area.

Nick Terry Clermont 2016 small

And today we get to have lunch with other dear friends, John and Kathy Huggins from Living the RV Dream. We’re looking forward to that, too. By the way, if you haven’t read the newly updated and expanded version of John and Kathy’s excellent So, You Want to be an RVer?: Celebrating the RV Lifestyle, you really need to get yourself a copy. These experienced fulltimers and pod casters have literally written the Bible on RVing. And if you’re going to be in Florida in October, make plans now to attend their excellent rally at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton.

Don’t forget to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Chase The Rabbit, the first book in the Gretch Bayonne action adventure series by my friend Steven Thomas. The book is narrated by actor JoBe Cerny, who is perhaps best known as the voice of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and the Raid television commercials. But what really sets this audiobook apart from others is that it is done almost like an old time radio show. Cerny does voices for all of the male characters, and Julia Farmer does the female parts. It really is a good production. 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.

Chase The Rabbit Cover

Thought For The Day Note to self: Just because it pops into my head does not mean it should come out of my mouth.

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Nick Russell

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  2 Responses to “Old Friends”

  1. I also remember another saying along the same line as your thought for today: “Make sure your mind is in gear before putting your mouth in motion.” Just sayin’

  2. Good to see Stu & Donna looking so well. I’ve missed them.

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