Apr 052024

In a blog post a couple of days ago, I told you that I was going to be a guest on Tony and Peggy and Barthel’s Stressless Camping podcast. We met this fun and entertaining RV couple years ago, and I enjoyed visiting with them again for the podcast. We talked about my nonfiction travel books and my mystery novels, as well as some of the favorite two lane roads that Terry and I discovered when we were fulltime RVers. It was a lot of fun reminiscing about our days on the road. You can listen to the podcast at this link.

Even though I’m married to the best cook in the world, I do enjoy going out to dinner once in a while, and Miss Terry certainly deserves a break from the kitchen now and then. The other day we went to Dreamland BBQ in Northport for dinner. This is one of our favorite restaurants. I ordered the ribs, which are a huge serving and there was more than enough left over for dinner the next night.

Terry’s favorite is their loaded baked potato with a side order of fried green tomatoes, which she says are some of the best she’s found anywhere, and they gave her enough for two meals as well.

I had to take a picture of my pretty lady while we were at the restaurant.

Then she tried to break the camera on my phone by taking a picture of me.

I have always loved the dramatic sunsets in Arizona, as well as on the Pacific Northwest coast, but we had a nice sunset driving home from the restaurant, too.

After listening to the podcast yesterday morning, I spent much of the day researching America’s entrance into World War II for my next Tinder Street book, The War Years. I hope to get started on it in the next few days.

And thanks to the support from all of you, my newest book, Big Lake Accident, is doing fantastic. Yesterday it was ranked at #810 in the Amazon Kindle store out of the millions of e-books available.

Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an autographed copy of my book Overlooked Florida, featuring over 30 interesting places from the Panhandle to the Key West. Florida is filled with wonderful attractions that most visitors never get to see. Frontier forts, wildlife refuges, historical museums, Cracker homesteads, and quaint fishing towns are all waiting for you away from the glitter and glitz of Orlando and Disney World.

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. What’s that they say about being a day late and a dollar short?

Thought For The Day – I was told I can look at an eclipse with a colander. I tried and it strained my eyes!

Nick Russell

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

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