I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally.
Q.Do you have any New Year’s resolutions, Nick?
A. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I disappoint myself on a daily basis, I don’t need a special holiday to do it.
Q. I saw where you said you bought dashboard cameras for your truck and van. What did you choose? I have been trying to decide which ones are best.
A. Apparently a lot of people have, because I got this question from six readers. There are many good choices out there. After a lot of research, I decided on the Rove R2-4K dashcams. Here is a link https://amzn.to/3NFAA9D
Q. Do you ever worry about Terry’s cats and your dog fighting? Twice in my life I have owned both at the same time, and both times the dog (two different ones) mauled the cats. One cat did not survive.
A. As you can see in this picture, Alli and Mai Lin are buddies and they play together all the time. She chases the other cat, BeeBee, and sometimes BeeBee starts the game if Alli is busy with one of her toys and ignores her.
Q. I just finished Jackpot and loved it. What’s next on your writing agenda?
A. Big Lake Accident is next on my schedule, then The War Years, the sixth book in my Tinder Street series.
Q. Like you and Terry, we have become very disillusioned with Florida after having lived here for two years. We plan on moving back to our old hometown in southern Ohio. My husband thinks we should buy two big trailers and do the move ourselves like you did, then sell them once we are finished. I want to hire a moving company, even though it is crazy expensive. In hindsight, would you do it yourself again? For reference, we are both mid-60s and in good physical condition, but it still seems like a lot of hard work.
A. It is hard work. Moving from Florida to Alabama was difficult enough. Moving all the way to Ohio would be too much for us. And depending on how much stuff you have, even two trailers may not be enough. We made several trips with our truck and trailer, including one with Terry driving our pickup pulling the trailer and me driving a big U-Haul truck, which was the roughest ride of my life.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.
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. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Thought For The Day – It’s okay if you don’t agree with me. I can’t force you to be right.