Aug 192016
 

We woke up to the sound of thunder yesterday morning, and a little after noon another storm rolled through Elkhart Campground, bringing more water to the already saturated ground. A week or so ago local farmers were worried that if they did not get some rain soon they might lose much of their corn crop. […]

Jun 172016
 

I was up and back at it again early yesterday, making up for the time I lost on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal the day before when an update to the InDesign program I use to put the paper together messed everything up for me. I worked at it pretty much nonstop for […]

Apr 292016
 

I had hoped that tightening all of the wires and grounds in our motorhome’s breaker panel Wednesday would fix the intermittent power loss problems we have been having. And it did… until about midnight. Then the power blipped on and off two or three more times. And yesterday it did again several times. Well darn […]

Apr 252016
 

Okay, we all know that’s not true. The thought of crossing the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan and the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Oregon still terrifies me. But the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay? It’s a piece of cake. We crossed it twice a week ago today when I had to go to the Bay Pines […]

Enjoy It While You Can

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 052016
 

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. I’m going to die. And so are you. And your best friend, and your spouse, and sadly, even your kids. It’s going to happen sooner or later. We can’t avoid it. But we can make the most of whatever time we have left here on earth. […]

Jan 252016
 

Some blog readers who live here in the great state of Alabama have been apologizing to me for how bad the weather has been during our visit to Tuscaloosa, as have been my son Travis and his wife Geli. Please don’t feel that way, you folks cannot control the weather. But apparently I do have […]

Oct 292015
 

It rained hard all night Tuesday night, and when the alarm went off at 7:30 yesterday morning neither one of us wanted to crawl out of bed. But we had miles to cover in another day on the road, so after snuggling for half an hour or so we finally did get our bodies into […]

All Washed Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212015
 

After months of nursing it along, last summer the Splendide washer/dryer combo that came with our motorhome when it was built in 2002 gave up the ghost and we went to RV Parts Nation in Elkhart, Indiana and replaced it with the newest model Splendide2100XC. The new one has more bells and whistles than the […]

A Simple Man

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 102015
 

I’ve never been accused of being a brainiac. In fact, most folks who know me well are surprised that I can dress myself every morning or form a complete sentence. At best, I’m a simple man. Or was that simpleton? Either way, even I am amazed at how frequently I overlook the simplest solution to […]

Friendly Florence

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 262015
 

Yesterday we got the last of the new issue of the Gypsy Journal in the mail. It’s always good to get that chore behind us. And to get the load off of our hard working Ford Explorer. It can be a challenge to find enough stamps in the correct denominations, and quite often no post […]