Well, I was planning to post this (semi) humorous blog from my hotel room in Colorado, but you know what they say about plans… Plans are what we make while life goes on! Here I was, packed and ready to head west, when all of a sudden Mother Nature has a fit. Those awful wildfires that are burning out west seem to have affected my travel plans in such a way that it no longer made sense to leave the Lone Star State. Thanks to my new publicist, Marvin “Mix-up” Mankowitz, I was booked into a wonderful suite at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. He told me that my room overlooked the pool. I suppose I should have asked which pool, but I didn’t. (It overlooked the hotel’s cesspool!) Just kidding. The room was great, but I was still a bit confused…..
What exactly is a Broadmoor? It sounds like it might be an overweight Muslim of mixed Berber and Arab descent. (The actual definition) In any case, the hotel was lovely, but alas, the smoke and fire were problematic, so…. we also had to re-schedule our next stop. After forcing my new book upon unsuspecting guests at the Broadmoor, we were supposed to head up the mountain. (Roughly 8,000 feet up!) The plan was to spend the next week at the Emerald Ranch, a highfalutin cowboy ranch catering to wannabe cowboys like me.
I had three marvelous horseback trips planned, but the horses are in some kind of equine union, so they do not have to work during adverse conditions. (Fine with me, I don’t like to work under any conditions!) I’m not sorry about cancelling my trail rides, because with my luck, I might have caught hoof and mouth disease! Ah yes, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
In order to promote my new book, GONE BEFORE GLORY, we quickly switched gears and headed for Boerne, Texas, a charming town in the Hill Country. I must say that our trip was a complete success. Not only did we manage to spend some quality time with my beloved brother-in-law (Tim McCloskey) but we also go to meet his lovely new girlfriend and bore her to death with stories about President William McKinley! (She might be giving up her American citizenship because of me!)
In any case, I have some marvelous news to share with my (100,000+) blog followers….. my new nonfiction history book, GONE BEFORE GLORY, is now available at Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, Kindle, Nook, and leading bookstores across the nation! It took a while (due to Covid related issues in the publishing world) but I think you will find well worth the wait. The book has received a couple of great reviews already, and I think it’s destined to win a bunch of awards. (Keep your fingers crossed!)
Hopefully, there are still a few autographed copies available, but if not, just contact me and I’ll see if I can’t round one up. In the meantime, thank you all for your continued support! As many of you know, I don’t write for the money, but for the pure joy of entertaining and educating myself and the public. I do hope you enjoy GONE BEFORE GLORY, and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.
Until we meet again, take care, be safe, and keep smiling!
Love to all,
Love the Broadmoor Hotel, use to sit on my balcony with a cocktail over looking the lake and listen to the Bag Pipe playing at sunset.
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