Jul 132014
 

Yesterday was hot and muggy. It almost felt like you could cut the air with a knife. It was a good day for writing and that’s pretty much what I did all day, knocking out another 4,500 words in my new book. I really want to get it done by the end of the month […]

Dec 072013
 

Do you have a CB radio in your RV? If so, do you use it? We have a COBRA C75-WXST 40-Channel radio, which also has ten NOAA weather channels. We don’t monitor it all the time because the truckers can get pretty vulgar, but it has helped us avoid trouble more than once. A new […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 2:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042013
 

Spend enough time behind the wheel of a big motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a lot of knowledge and ideas that will make your trips smoother and more enjoyable. Here are just a few of the lessons I’ve learned in fifteen years of fulltime RVing. […]

Nick Gets A New Chair

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 272011
 

I often spend eight hours or more a day at my desk, and when I’m on deadline, it’s not unusual for me to pull a twelve or fourteen hour day. For the last year or more, I have had a lot of pain in my tailbone and back, and especially after a working day. My […]

Ups And Downs

 Posted by at 2:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272011
 

Yesterday was one of those days that had all kinds of ups and downs. It started out bad, got good, then got frustrating, then got even more frustrating, got good for a little while, got bad again, and still ended up good. Huh? Now what the heck is Nick talking about? Trust me, I can […]

Be Prepared

 Posted by at 7:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 282010
 

That old Boy Scout motto comes in handy in the RV lifestyle, just as it does in the rest of the world. Early one morning this week, the campground host here at the Show Low Elks campground came to our door to tell us that a construction crew had broken a sewer line near the […]

Jan 062010
 

We said a reluctant goodbye to Mike Steffen and left his place in Salt Flat, Texas a little after 9 a.m. yesterday morning, headed west on U.S. Highway 180. It’s always good to see our friends, and always hard to leave. But, the good thing about the RV lifestyle is that we can always go […]

Nov 162009
 

We got a slow start yesterday morning and it was a little after noon when we pulled out of the Moose lodge in Myrtle Beach. I immediately set the theme for the day by turning north instead of south on U.S. Highway 501, and it took three miles to find a shopping center where we […]

Oct 122009
 

There are a lot of reasons I think Al Gore needs a mouth transplant, and his theory of global warming is just one of them. Spend a day or two here in northern Indiana this time of year, and I bet you’ll agree that global warming is an urban legend. Damn, it’s cold! Our Winnebago […]