Okay, So I Lied!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 152016

Those four words above, the title to today’s blog, they are the reason I can never run for any kind of elected office. I mean, after all, have you ever heard any politician ever say those words? I spent a career in the newspaper business and interviewed everybody from candidates for small town city councils to presidential hopefuls, and I never did!

In yesterday’s blog I said that we were going to have a play day, I just didn’t know what we were going to do. As it turned out, I lied. We didn’t do a darn thing. Well at least none of the things we had talked about doing.

We got up and went through the usual routine of answering emails and things like that, and then kept asking each other, “What do you want to go do?” And since neither one of us could think of anything and we just weren’t feeling all that energetic, we wound up staying home instead.

Terry put the finishing touches on her new huck lace shawl and she was very pleased with the way it came out. Here is a picture of her with the shawl, and a close-up of the pattern. I think it’s really pretty, how about you?



As for me, it became another writing day and I got in a little over 4500 more words on my new book, which brings me up to about 35,000 words. Most of my Big Lake novels run somewhere between 72,000 and 75,000 words, so I’m real close to the halfway point.

About 6 PM we ran a couple of errands, stopping at Dollar Tree so Terry could buy some Awesome cleaner, and then to WalMart. When we were done there we went to the Culver’s right across the parking lot. Culver’s is our favorite fast food restaurant in the whole country and you just can’t beat their delicious cheddar butter burgers.

When we got back to the campground, blog reader Carolyn Welch stopped by to visit for a few minutes and to admire some of Terry’s weaving creations. Carolyn and her husband Greg are experienced RVers and brand new fulltimers.

I’ve said many times that RVng is one of the safest lifestyles one can imagine, and that you have a lot more to worry about when you’re on the road than when you are in a campsite. This video shows just how quickly things can go wrong, and also just how lucky one motorhome driver was.

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  4 Responses to “Okay, So I Lied!”

  1. Beeeeeautiful Miss Terry!! You’v become a master weaver!!

  2. Video says it all, but why does the video show it took so long to get that thing stopped? It appears way to long to bring that thing to a halt. Everyone was lucky on that one!

  3. Nick, we fulltimed for nine years. The last two summers we had trouble figuring out where we wanted to go. Apparently the excitement had gone away. We just bought a park model home in Arizona and we love it! We have made it through the Arizona summer just fine. Our plan is to take the car on “vacations” when we get the wanderlust. You have been talking about finding a place along the coast. Maybe the same thing is happening to you.

  4. Nick you are really so right how the lifestyle you are used to can change in the blink of an eye. Last January, we were traveling on Interstate 10 just coming out of Houston. We were in the far left lane (something we usually never did) when we came upon a small construction lane shift. It was well marked, but the truck driver beside us never saw it, and did not shift. We hit the concrete barrier on the left and her trailer on the right. Our lifestyle changed in a blink of an eye. We are now off the road, living in an apt in Virginia. We are thankful for the eight years we had.

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