May 212018
 

Let’s have a little experiment today. I’m going to tell you three things and write a short paragraph about each of them. Only one of those things is true. It’s up to you to decide which one it is. Okay, ready to play? 1) I seldom play the lottery because the odds of winning are […]

Another Project Done

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
May 192018
 

My goal on Thursday was to get another 5,000 words done on my new Big Lake book since I’m behind schedule and trying to catch up. But it always seems like when I’m in a situation like that the gremlins go to work overtime. My Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation program suddenly began putting the type on […]

Back To The Basics

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292018
 

We always enjoy finding unique places to visit, whether they be oddball museums, historic sites, bizarre roadside attractions, or businesses that defy the logic that only big box stores can survive in today’s economy. We found just such a place in the charming Amish community of Mesopotamia, Ohio. While many people think of the Amish […]

Apr 282018
 

No, there were no spaceships landing in our driveway in the last few days. We did have a visitor, but she didn’t come from that far away! Jill Baum used to work for my White Mountain Weekly newspaper back in Arizona about 24 years ago. We lost touch as time went on and she moved […]

Selling Your RV

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272018
 

They say the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. I’m pretty sure that holds true for RV owners, too. Having just gone through the sales experience, I thought I would share some thoughts about it. Please keep in mind that this […]

Apr 262018
 

I know I’m dating myself, but as a kid I had a nifty device known as a View-Master, into which you put round cardboard disks that contained color images and when you looked through the viewfinder, you had a 3-D stereoscopic view. You could get all kinds of disks for the View-Master, everything from Disney […]

Apr 052018
 

When we bought a house and got off the road, and stopped publishing the Gypsy Journal, a lot of people thought that that we were retiring. But that’s not true. We just changed our lifestyle and refocused our energies. But that doesn’t mean we’re sitting around watching the grass grow and listening to our arteries […]

Jan 172017
 

When you live and travel fulltime in an RV, something you always have to be aware of is weight considerations. There’s an old saying that whenever something comes in, something else has to go out. That’s why every time Miss Terry purchased a couple of skeins of yarn, I tried to stay as far away […]

A Cooling Trend

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

It’s been in the mid-80s here in central Florida for the last couple of weeks, which the weatherman has been calling unseasonably warm. But a cold front is supposed to be coming in this weekend and they are predicting temperatures to fall into the mid-to-upper 70s by the first of the week. That will be […]

Apr 212015
 

That is the question. While I’d really love to take my iMac out to the local cinder pit and blow it to pieces with my AR-15, that’s probably juvenile, right? And besides, it would make a mess and I’d spend the rest of the day picking up pieces of it to haul away. No, not […]