Nov 272016
 

When we first started spending our winters in Florida, even before we bought our house, people kept telling us about how bad this region was for hurricanes and asking us if we weren’t afraid of getting caught in one. No, not at all. In our 17+ years of fulltime RVing we dealt with tornadoes, wildfires, […]

A Refugee Feeling

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 082016
 

Miss Terry and I are getting a very small taste of what it must be like to be a refuge from a natural disaster. While we are fortunate to have full hookups here at Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida, the place is filled with RVs of every shape and size with folks forced inland […]

You Can’t

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 072016
 

I got an email yesterday from somebody who is a little south of Titusville, Florida, right in the path of Hurricane Matthew. He said that he didn’t think the storm was going to be as serious as everybody was warning and he had planned to stay put until the RV park owners left and said […]

Run Nicky, Run!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 052016
 

Last year when I wrote in the blog that we were looking for a place to buy in Florida to serve as our winter base and fulltime home if we ever hang up the keys, somebody asked why we would want to live in a place where they have hurricanes. My reply was that everyplace […]

I Should Listen To Me

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 192016
 

We left Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, Kentucky at 10 o’clock yesterday morning under cloudy skies. When we’ve been there before we have always pulled into one of the two dump stations to hook the Explorer up to the back of the motorhome. But we’ve never left there on a Sunday before. Each dump station […]

Life Happens

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042016
 

I’m surprised at how many people I hear complaining that Hurricane (now tropical storm) Hermine has disrupted their Labor Day weekend plans. I don’t mean the “Darn, that sucks” kind of complaining, but rather those that are upset because campgrounds and RV parks where they had reservations are closed due to damage or a lack […]

Always Listen To Nick

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032016
 

I got emails from two different readers yesterday thanking me for mentioning several times that we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full, and whenever I park the motorhome for more than an overnight stay, I like to go into a campground with a full tank of fuel. One couple is somewhere […]

Aug 052016
 

I’ll admit that I stole some of these from advice I received back when I was learning to fly or ride a motorcycle, but I think they are just as appropriate to driving an RV. 1) No one has ever hit something at too slow a speed. 2) Always try to keep the number of times […]

Don’t Blame Me!

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 242016
 

I have a reputation for taking bad weather with me wherever I go. People can be enjoying balmy sunshine for weeks on end, and the day after I arrive it starts to snow or they get a record rainfall. At our Gypsy Journal rally in Yuma, Arizona years ago, they got their whole year’s quota […]

Stormy Weather

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142016
 

With my new book finished, I’m already planning my next writing project and will be jumping headfirst into that soon. As for Big Lake Abduction, the one I finished on Tuesday evening, Miss Terry started proofreading it yesterday. She was laughing by the second page, so I hope that’s a good thing. I spent much […]