Yesterday was an in and out morning. No, not the hamburger chain. My trip to the VA clinic here in Bradenton, Florida. I had an appointment at 8:45 for lab work, and they said to arrive 15 minutes early. We got there at the appointed time, I checked in, and a few minutes later they called me to the back. And at 8:50 AM we were on our way out the door. Talk about efficient!
When we left the clinic we stopped at WalMart to pick up a few things before heading back to Horseshoe Cove RV Resort. Since I had to fast for 17 hours before the blood draw, I expected I would be starving, but I wasn’t the least bit hungry. Terry made breakfast, and it was delicious, as anything she cooks always is, but I wasn’t famished by any means.
But I was tired. We are night owls and usually don’t even wake up until about the time we were getting back from the VA. Add to that the fact that I didn’t sleep well the night before, and my butt was dragging. I spent some time online doing research for the book I’m working on, then took a half hour nap, which helped a lot.
When I woke up, I worked on my author’s newsletter, which I plan to send out this weekend, and then I started planning the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, which I’ll be putting together this coming week.
While I was doing that, John Huggins sent me a message asking if I was in the mood for burnt cow and suggested Texas roadhouse for dinner. He didn’t have to twist my arm too hard to talk me into it. He and Kathy picked us up a little before five and we had a nice meal with lots of great conversation. Back at our motorhome the four of us spent another hour or so visiting. It’s always fun to get together with them and we talked about everything from RVing to raising kids and a dozen other topics. Terry showed Kathy how her loom works and she was impressed with how complicated it is. I think she was even more impressed when Terry showed her a couple of her latest creations.
Today I’m going to spend some time with John and Kathy recording one of their Living the RV Dream podcasts, talking about guns and RVs. That’s always an interesting topic.
Our country’s National Parks are some of our greatest treasures, and National Park Week begins today. It is America’s largest celebration of our national heritage. In honor of National Park Week, today through April 24, admission to every National Park is free. There’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy these natural wonders.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Maximum Security, the third book in my friend Carol Ann Newsome’s very popular Dog Park 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.
Thought For The Day – The pollen is so bad this year that people in trailer parks are turning their crystal meth back into Sudafed.