Cruising With My Baby

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022016
 

With the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished and sent out to our subscribers, I needed a day off before I started on my next writing project. So yesterday Miss Terry and I went for a ride out through the Amish countryside around Shipshewana, Indiana. I can’t think of many better ways to spend […]

A Trip To The Ship

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 292016
 

With the big vintage RV rally here at Elkhart Campground this week, when our friends Ron and Brenda Speidel came to town there were no sites available. No problem, they found one at the Shipshewana North Park Campground, a short drive east of us in Shipshewana. For those not familiar with this part of northern […]

Don’t Open It!

 Posted by at 1:37 am  Nick's Blog
May 292014
 

Apparently my Yahoo e-mail account, editor@gypsyjournal.net was hacked. If anybody gets an e-mail with From Nick Russell in the subject line please delete and DO NOT open the link. I apologize for any inconvenience. The huge Shipshewana Flea Market is a major tourist draw and when the market is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, they […]

Time To Slow Down

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
May 032014
 

After our fast four day trip across the country, then rushing to pick up the new issue of the Gypsy Journal at our printer in Michigan and getting it ready for the mail, we’re both tired. It’s time to slow down. We have a week before the Escapees Club Escapade rally starts and we hope […]

Oct 142012
 

No, that’s not the title of a new book I’m working on, but it would make a good one, wouldn’t it? Actually, it refers to something that has had us wondering all week long. Ever since we arrived in this friendly little Potomac River town, we have noticed these road signs, which we are familiar […]

It’s A Traveling Day

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112011
 

We have really enjoyed our visit to Smith’s Campground & Cabins, but all good things must come to an end, and today is a traveling day for us. We had planned to stop in Norwalk, Ohio, about 55 miles north of here, to visit a cousin. But she just had surgery a few days ago, […]

Master Carver

 Posted by at 1:29 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082011
 

Yesterday was a road trip day. We left Smith’s Campground & Cabins near Loudonville, Ohio and drove some 45 miles along a series of two lane roads through the rolling hillsides and some nice small towns, until we came to Dover, home of the fabulous Warther Museum. I have been hearing about this place for […]

Buggies & Hot Rods

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162011
 

There are large communities of Amish and Mennonites in this part of northern Indiana, and we always enjoy driving the back roads east of Elkhart, admiring the tidy Amish farms, seeing the horse-drawn buggies, and just enjoying a ride in the country. Yesterday afternoon, Greg and Jan joined us for a ride out to Shipshewana, […]

Jun 242011
 

Yesterday started with a walk on the beach. So how bad a day could it be, right? As it turned out, it was a very good day. A trail leads from the Long Beach Thousand Trails campground to the beach, about a half mile walk, in soft sand. Just getting there will take care of […]

Sep 152010
 

It’s getting close to that time of year again. The leaves are already beginning to turn in some places up north, and before we know it, the snowbirds will start migrating south for the winter. If you follow the seasons, and will be away from your summer address for the winter, please don’t forget to […]