A Day At West Point

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 072012
 

Yesterday morning we left the motorhome at the Beacon Elks Lodge to go back and spend the day at West Point. But this time, instead of taking the more direct route across the Hudson River on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and then taking Route 9W to the Military Academy, we took a more scenic route. We […]

Apr 172010
 

Hindsight is always 20/20, and more than once in my life, I’ve found myself repeating that old saying “I sure wish I knew then what I know now.” Looking back over my life, from today’s perspective, I can see a lot of things I would change, if I had it to do over.  For example, […]

Mar 082010
 

Back when I was in the military, I spent some time teaching firearms and close quarters combat at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. One of the things that we tried to stress to the Army’s future leaders was that you can plan and strategize all you want to, and you may […]

Feb 162010
 

Longtime Gypsy Journal and blog readers probably already know that I am fascinated by those small world encounters that we have or hear about all the time. You know what I mean, those chance conversations with a new friend in a campground, where you suddenly realize that you both worked at the same company 20 […]

Nov 192009
 

Yesterday our friends Tim and Ann Moran played tour guide, showing us around Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Usually when we are visiting a new area, Terry or I are driving, so it was a real treat to just sit back and watch the scenery and not have to worry about traffic. We saw […]

Not Our Crowd

 Posted by at 2:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232009
 

This is our last day vending at the FMCA rally, and though sales have not been what we had hoped for, they are about what we expected them to be. We have covered our expenses, and we have introduced a lot of people to the Gypsy Journal. Hopefully when they get back home or wherever […]

Jul 202009
 

Sometimes the RV lifestyle allows us to not only go to new places, but to return to where we came from. We’re in Bowling Green, Ohio for the FMCA rally, and yesterday afternoon we drove 20 miles up to Toledo, a place with a lot of memories for me. My father’s work kept us on […]

Jun 142009
 

We spent most of the day yesterday playing tour guide at the RV Hall of Fame Museum to members of the Heartland Owners Club, who were in the area for their annual rally. It was a lot of fun. Here is a picture of Terry sitting with her new friend, Poker Alice. Poker Alice was […]

May 092009
 

With our time running out here in our old hometown of Show Low, Arizona, we are busy touching base with old friends, and trying to spend as much time with my daughter and her family as we can. Yesterday we visited with a friend who was a major advertiser when I owned the weekly newspaper […]

Mar 192009
 

As an Army veteran, I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our country, and those who have served. They put their lives on hold, and on the line, to do a job few of us can imagine, for very little pay, and all too often, no thanks from their fellow citizens.  […]