Looking Back At 2016

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 312016
 

Wow, it’s over already? That was a fast year! They say that as we get older time goes faster, and I think that must be true. So what was 2016 like for us? We started the year in Tucson, Arizona, where I was getting follow-up treatment at the VA hospital for a medical issue that […]

Dec 162016
 

While there is no question that there are some clods in the world who don’t realize that their actions can impact others, I think overall most people are nice and don’t go out of their way to be obnoxious. Many times new RVers do things that irritates those around them only because they don’t understand […]

Holidays And RVers

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 102016
 

I will never forget our first Thanksgiving on the road. We had been stuck in the Phoenix area waiting for RV repairs and when they finally got done we just wanted to be gone. We hit the road and found ourselves in an RV park in Saint David, Arizona that night. The next day we […]

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, […]

Nov 192016
 

Note: I first posted this blog in January, 2013, based upon my book Work Your Way Across The USA and the seminar by the same name I present at RV rallies coast to coast. Since I hear from a lot of RVers looking for ways to make money on the road, I thought we would […]

Snowbird Roosts

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 162016
 

With the season upon us, I thought this would be a good time to revisit some thoughts I have shared in the past on popular snowbirds roosts that we and other RVers seek out when the weather up north starts to get cold. One of the first things new snowbirds have to learn is that […]

Nov 062016
 

When we bought our house we knew there would be a lot of adjustments in making the transition from being fulltime RVers to RV snowbirds. Most have not been a big problem, a few have been funny, and yes there have been a couple of minor irritations, but nothing we can’t handle. One thing that […]

Historic Fort Stevens

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 012016
 

Note: This story appeared in a previous edition of the Gypsy Journal. At Point Adams, a short drive from Astoria, Oregon, we discovered an interesting historical location dating back to the Civil War. Fort Stevens was established in 1863 to guard the mouth of the Columbia River and continued to serve the country until the […]

Two Day Road Trip

 Posted by at 1:22 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 212016
 

We won’t be moving into our new house for a few days yet because the previous owners had a delay in closing on their new home due to Hurricane Matthew. Rather than have them move everything into a storage unit, and then have to move it a second time, we told them we were no […]

A Lazy Birthday

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 162016
 

Thank you everybody for the birthday wishes yesterday! I tried to reply to everyone individually, but there were nearly 600 on Facebook, not to mention over 100 e-mails. I would have to hire an assistant to get to everybody. You all really made me feel very special. So how did I spend my birthday? Dinner […]