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 […]

May 202018
 

After reading yesterday’s blog post about my friend Jim Lewis and I installing a ceiling fan in our garage, a longtime reader from the Gypsy Journal and the blog, who attended several of our RV rallies, wanted me to tell about the time I was assaulted by a ceiling fan. Okay, but be forewarned. You […]

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 […]

Getting Prepared

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
May 182018
 

Hurricane season officially begins here in Florida on June 1. That doesn’t mean we are going to have a hurricane of course, just that we are in the season when they are more likely to form. Some prognosticators are saying that they expect at least fourteen named tropical storms and hurricanes in 2018, and of […]

May 172018
 

Lately I have been hearing from people asking me to promote their life coaching business to my readers. Apparently that’s the hot new thing to make a living without really working while you travel the country. Interestingly enough, none of them have spent much time, if any, on the road. Only one of them actually […]

Let There Be Light

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302018
 

You all know Miss Terry is a fabulous cook, and she likes having a bigger kitchen here at the house than she did in the motorhome so she can whip up all of her tasty creations. However, even though the kitchen is bigger, it’s not perfect. Not yet, anyway. One thing that really bothered Terry […]

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 […]