Back To Elkhart

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 282016
 

We have enjoyed our time visiting my cousin Berni and her husband Rocky and brother Gary here in Muskegon, Michigan, but they say all good things must come to an end. By the way, do you know who “they” are? Because whoever “they” are, they can be real party pooper sometimes.



Today we will return to Elkhart Campground in Elkhart, Indiana, where I will finish up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and get it sent off to our subscribers. I’ve been working on it for a few hours every day while we’ve been here, and by the time I knocked off last night I had 28 pages done.

I’m really not sure how long we will be in Elkhart. We plan to stay there at least until after the Labor Day weekend, and maybe a little longer. We want to head back down south before too long and spend some more time in Florida looking for our winter base and possibly future retirement home. We thought we had a deal worked out on a place, but it seems to have gone sour. I’m not sure if we’ll be able to make it happen or not but we are finding that it’s kind of hard to do some things long distance.



We should have a good traveling day, it’s only about 140 miles and the weather looks to be pretty good. Unlike yesterday morning, when we had a lot of rain here and the news said Elkhart got some pretty strong thunderstorms early in the day.

On another note, I got an email from a lady yesterday who said that she and her husband have been taking extended trips in their motorhome for the last four or five years, spending the winter in Florida. She said she has heard a lot of things about the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and wondered if it was someplace where we had spent much time, and also if I could recommend any other places in Texas that might be snowbird friendly.

I replied that while we know many RVers who go there every year and love it, and some who have made it their permanent home, we are not fans of the Rio Grande Valley, usually just called the Valley by RVers. It’s just not our thing. But I did tell her that we really enjoy the Texas Coastal Bend area, around Rockport, Port Aransas, and Aransas Pass. In fact, when we first started talking about getting a home base someplace, it was pretty high on our list of locations to consider.

They are small towns, very RV friendly, located right on the Gulf Coast, with all kinds of fishing and boating opportunities. And there are plenty of affordable RV parks to choose from. However, we like a little more greenery, and the landscape there is just a bit too dry for us. But for someone who hasn’t checked it out, I really recommend spending some time in the area. There’s a lot to like about it.

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  3 Responses to “Back To Elkhart”

  1. Whom “They” are??/ Why my friend,”They” are the powers that be!!!! yes sir,dat who day be!!!!

  2. We too like the gulf coast area of Texas around Aransas. It’s very nice. The Valley was too windy, dry & dusty for us. We home base in Florida because we like the green and humidity. We know about hurricanes but our area around Titusville rarely gets a hurricane full force. And if it’s coming, we have plenty of warning, can pack up and leave. We like the small towns every where and especially in Florida. They are laid back, slow, cozy. And along the Atlantic coast we get the sea breezes which keep us cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than central Florida. We have many friends who love southern Arizona/southern California in the winter. For us that’s too dry, dusty and windy. To each his own.

  3. Texas is too windy for us. We have been spending winters in Tucson, which offers a lot for visitors and decent weather.

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