Nick and Terry Russell, for those unfamiliar with them, are full-time RVers who make their living on the road, publishing the six-issues-a-year Gypsy Journal, teaching RV topics at major rallies, and hosting two rallies themselves each year.
Nick writes a daily blog, called simply enough Nick's Blog, plus a couple of other periodic blogs, including Bad Nick.
Suzy first met Miss Terry in 2003 in Minnesota at the Escapees' Fun Days Rally, and I met Nick shortly after that near Wisconsin Dells. They were parked just a few sites away from us at Country Roads RV Park. Nick and Miss Terry were at the time living in an aging MCI bus that Terry (by herself) was converting into great living quarters. She's a very talented and hard working lady.
Since that time, we have met up with the Russells a few times, and volunteered to work two of their rallies in Casa Grande, Arizona.
This is Nick clowning at his rally -- he's the "chairman" and the "chair man!
By the way, Nick calls his wife "Miss Terry" as a sign of respect, and many of their friends have picked up that moniker for her as well.
When we heard Nick and Miss Terry were going to be in Tucson for a week, we immediately invited ourselves to meet them for lunch. They picked Mimi's Cafe, which also happens to be one of our favorites. We met at 1:00 Thursday, ate a lovely meal, and let the conversation stretch out for a full three hours. We swapped stories of good places, mutual friends, embarrassing moments, and any other subject that came up. At one point I was afraid that we'd be tossed out of the place, as our laughter was loud and long. Fortunately the good folks at Mimi's let us linger.
|From Nick and Miss Terry|
We said our goodbyes, then headed out to do some quick shopping, then home to sit on our porch glider and glow in the warmth of a wonderful get-together with fine friends.
That was a very good day in ... Our Life on Wheels.