Oct 252019

Before I do anything else, I want to wish our dear friend Jan White a happy birthday. When we were fulltime RVers we had many adventures with Jan and her husband Greg from coast to coast. And they were very instrumental in making our Gypsy Journal rallies a success. Whatever needed doing, anything from collecting door prizes from local businesses to helping with parking and registering arrivals at the rallies, and even putting on seminars, Greg and Jan never hesitated to step up to the plate to make everything come together. We love you, Jan, and we look forward to getting together again one of these days.

We are getting ready for a road trip. Sometime in the next two or three days, depending on when our house sitter is available, we are going to go up to Ohio to do some research for a new book series I have been thinking about for a while now. I’m not sure how long we will be gone, but at least a week and maybe two weeks.

Part of that depends on the weather up there. Next week looks to be in the low to mid 50s during the daytime, with nighttime temperatures in the low 30s. There is even a possibility of snow. Of all the four-letter words I know, and trust me, I know a bunch of them, I find snow to be the most offensive.

As always when we are traveling, I’m never sure what kind of Internet access we will have. And, I don’t always want to spend an hour or two writing a blog when we’ve been busy all day. So if I miss a day, or occasionally repost an older blog story, please bear with me. The good news is that when we get home, I will have all kinds of new things to share with you.

When I wrote about getting a food dehydrator in yesterday’s blog I had no idea how many readers would reach out to me to share ideas and recipes for things they do with their dehydrators. Besides being able to make jerky and drying fruits and vegetables, you can also make fruit roll ups with a dehydrator. When I ordered ours, I actually ordered a special tray for doing that. We won’t have time to experiment with it before our trip, but you can bet that when we get back home we will be putting it to work.

And finally, here’s another chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Stillborn Armadillos, the first book in my John Lee Quarrels series. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) 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 – Never ask a man if he is single. Instead, ask him, “Is anyone under the impression that they are in a relationship with you?”

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “A Special Lady’s Special Day”

  1. Hav e a fun road trip — will you becoming anywhere close to here?? I am close to Bristol TN/VA I 81 — Leaves are very pretty thru here—-A new series huh?? With an old maid librarian? I should have said eccentric too!!

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