Apr 182014
 

We have another birthday to celebrate this week. Granddaughter Destiny turns seven today. I know I used this picture just a few days ago, but it’s my favorite one of her. I just love that expression on her face. She’s always coming up with something to say that blows me away. Several people have asked […]

Fire In the Sky

 Posted by at 2:31 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 152014
 

For years we have been hearing about Winter Blast in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and people kept telling us it was a can’t miss event. Every year members of the Western Pyrotechnic Association come to town for a week of seminars, demonstrations and to put on world class fireworks displays. Our friends Tom and Barbara […]

Good Service In A.J.

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 272013
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed or posted suggestions about the ABS light on our Ford Explorer that I wrote about in yesterday’s blog. The problem has been fixed. When I went out yesterday morning, the SUV had developed a really bad shake in the front end that told me it might be more than the […]

Jul 082013
 

After a stop at the post office this morning we will be hitting the road headed for Montana. It’s time to change the view out our windshield. We’ll be sad to say goodbye to Greg and Jan, who have been here helping us man our booth at Escapade, and Greg has been doing some work […]

Apr 262013
 

One of the greatest things about the RV lifestyle is that we have been blessed with so many wonderful friends. And many times those friendships are stronger than the ones we had with people in our old hometown before we hit the road. If you’re a fulltimer and have a problem or medical issue, don’t […]

More Oddball RVs

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 222013
 

We spent most of yesterday running to Orlando for two different dental appointments, so I don’t have much interesting to tell you about that. A while back I posted a blog of pictures of oddball RVs that we and our readers have spotted around the country and asked readers to send me any pictures they […]

Mind Your Manners

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 302013
 

I’ve had three e-mails in the last two days from RVers writing about campground problems that make me wonder how so many people never learned basic manners as children. So today, let’s talk about how to be a good neighbor. Most RVers are pretty laid back, but living in a campground is much like living […]

Jan 282013
 

I figure by now you’re tired of hearing about me working on the new issue of the paper, but that’s what I did again yesterday, getting a little over another six pages finished. But rather than bore you with the details, I thought we’d start your week off with a chuckle or two about what […]

I Love My Spartan

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122013
 

I got an e-mail from somebody yesterday that brought to mind something my friend Al Hesselbart, the historian for the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, has mentioned before. The lady who contacted me said that they were considering a Thousand Trails campground membership, and were concerned because their Prevost bus conversion was an all electric […]

Jul 082012
 

Anybody familiar with writers and the writing process knows that while having a good imagination helps, we don’t have to search hard for things to write about. Usually all we have to do is observe and listen. And trust me, truth really is stranger than fiction! Comedian Bill Engvall has made a career out of […]