A Paved Road

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 012024

We live on a paved country road. Here are pictures of it in both directions taken from in front of our house to prove it.

Most people reading this will say “So what? Doesn’t everybody?” Apparently not, and I guess in this part of Alabama at least, that matters to some folks even if I don’t understand it.

I say this because at least three times now somebody has described where they lived or where they grew up, and then added, “It was a paved road.” I guess that must be a status symbol or something. Yes, there are a lot of gravel and dirt roads around here, and I have driven on a few of them. I haven’t noticed any difference between the houses on paved roads or gravel roads, and people on both have waved as I passed by. Folks around here are just friendly, no matter what kind of road they live on.

I have lived in seven or eight states in my life, not counting all the ones that we visited in the 18+ years we were fulltime RVers, and I’ve never been in a place that felt as welcoming. It’s hard to believe that we’ve lived here in Alabama a year already because the time has gone by so fast. And we’ve enjoyed every minute of it.

This picture I took out by the barn a while back doesn’t have anything to do with today’s blog or anything else. It just has kind of a rustic feel to it that I wanted to share with you. Why not?

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of The Chesapeake: Tales & Scales, a collection of short stories about the Twentieth Century in Southern Maryland, from the Potomac to the Patuxent told by those who know this unique region, it’s history and it’s people like we know our own living rooms. Here you will find murder, mayhem and mystery along with blues, rockfish, and serendipity serenades to convince fish to jump onto the hook.

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 – Me and my bed are perfect for each other, but my alarm clock keeps trying to break us up.

Nick Russell

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

  3 Responses to “A Paved Road”

  1. There is no photo with your chuckle for the day.

  2. Joyce, I’ve noticed over the past few days that it sometimes takes quite a while for the photos to load.

  3. Albert Casaus

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