- Date: 05-06-2014
- Current City: Early, TX
- Current Location: G Country RV Park
- Site Number: 6
- Wi-fi Signal: Verizon – None / AT&T – Weak / Campground Wi-fi – Very Strong!
- Mission: Work week, Tim’s Graduation, Family Get together!
- Compliment: 2 Officers, 1 Crew, 0 Guests
- Captain: Eric Highland
- Navigator: Brittany Highland
- 1st Mate: Trogdor the Burninator
- Weather: Clear / 91°
- Precipitation: 10%
- Humidity: 31%
- Wind: 15 mph
- Fuel: 45 Gallons of Diesel – Just under half tank
- Odometer: 100,902
- Generator Hours: 4611.8
- Estimated Date of Departure: Sunday, May 11th
- Next Destination: Austin, Texas
Special Orders: None.
14:24 – Just wrapped up a consulting session with one of our clients. Brittany and I always enjoy speaking with this client who is part of a very large luxury travel company.
People often ask us what we do. The short answer is that we are Social Media Managers, Online Marketing Consultants, SEOs, Public Speakers, and Bloggers. We have four clients on retainer and we’ve had most of them for quite some time. As long as we have an Internet connection we’re able to earn our living while on the road.
Recently one of our clients has asked us if we’d be willing to do some public speaking on the topic of Social Networking for Business and specifically how it relates to the Interior Design industry. We’re busy brainstorming and preparing the presentation.
If all goes well, we’ll be sharing this same presentation all around the country as we travel based on our itinerary. It was a little tricky looking at the logistics, but this client has understood our concerns about not wanting to compromise our itinerary and is willing to work within our travel schedule. Brittany and I are both excited about this next step. The first presentation will be in Austin, TX on May 21st.
14:30 – 17 years ago today, I held my eldest son Darius for the first time.
He has grown to be such an amazing young man, and I couldn’t be more proud of him, oh and he isn’t so little anymore! He is actually taller than I am now! Anyhow, he lives with his mom in Kentucky and though I see him every chance I get, it is never enough.
14:33 – Yesterday we went disc golfing with Timothy and Hannah.
Hannah is a sweetheart, I’m really glad that she and Tim continue to draw closer to one another. She’s also a pretty mean disc golfer which has to count for something.
Brittany doesn’t like disc golfing personally as far as I can tell, but she loves her little brother and she loves me, and she’s pretty selfless. So that means that every now and again she’ll agree to go out and throw a disc around.
14:36 – 1st Mate Trogdor is slowly regaining his appetite. Today he devoured 4 superworms. Brittany and I are careful not to watch him when he eats, but truth be told we’re always peeking. If he busts us, then he stops eating. We plan on giving him another bath tonight to help him with his digestion. The warm water and stroking of his underbelly seems to be helpful to him.
14:39 – Brittany’s birthday is coming up on Thursday May 8th! I honestly haven’t done or prepared anything yet. She wants a tea kettle that I’m sure we can find in Austin, but definitely not in Brownwood. So her gift may have to wait a little bit. There isn’t a huge amount of choices around here to treat her to a nice dinner out. But I think Tim told her of a place that she might like. Something to do with turtles (not to eat) the name of the place. Anyway, hopefully it will be nice. She’s so precious to me.
Remarks – Life is good. In life, the grass often times looks greener on the other side, but in our lifestyle the grass is pretty much green everywhere you look both literally and figuratively. As I’m writing this reclined on our couch and in my PJs having just completed a client call, and looking across the room at my beautiful wife, I’m reminded of just how good life is and I’m filled with joy. What more could a guy ask for? ~ E
16:32 – I think it’s time for a new laptop. My Dell Vostro has been around Monday-Friday and more since mid-2008, putting in 40-80 hour work weeks. It’s no small wonder Theodore Milton has held out this long, but he’s starting to fail me. Every other work day or so, he starts lagging so incredibly that my work days get stretched beyond sanity. As much as I don’t want to switch “sides,” I think a 15″ Macbook Pro is in my future.
Speaking of which, we watched Jobs last night. I found the history interesting (I didn’t know any of it), but the film seemed rather condemning of a man who passed quite recently. Seemed odd.
Time to shut down the screen and turn towards the kitchen. I’m thinking quesadillas with mashed potatoes – so good.
I’ve been working on my Natchez Trace Parkway article for a few weeks now. I started with an outline, and yesterday I completed the introduction. It’s going to be ridiculously, insanely long. But we invested a lot of life in our journey up the Parkway. I want to remember our trip in its fullness, and I’d also like to think our travels will be of use and interest to others. -B