Blythe Intaglios

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 102016
 

With so many RVers going to the big campout in the desert at Quartzsite, Arizona, I thought I’d share a story from the January-February 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal about an interesting day trip you can take from there. A few miles north of Blythe, California, off U.S. Highway 95, we discovered a series […]

Mission, Here We Come!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 082015
 

Yesterday was a beautiful day here at the Colorado River Thousand Trails preserve in Columbus, Texas. Blue sky, a light breeze, and about 70 degrees. It would have been a good day for kite flying, but I was focused on getting as much done as possible on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal because […]

Back To Yuma

 Posted by at 1:50 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162014
 

We used to do a lot of dry camping but it’s just not our thing anymore and our Winnebago motorhome isn’t set up for extended boondocking. This was reaffirmed for us on our trip to Lake Havasu City. Our house batteries, which we bought two or three years ago, have not held up well at […]

Much Ado About Nothing

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
May 012011
 

It was darned cold when we woke up at 7 a.m. yesterday morning, and when I poked a foot out from under the covers, all I really wanted to do was pull it back in, roll over and spoon Miss Terry, and sleep for another two or three hours! But alas, duty called. Once I […]

Jun 232010
 

America really is a land of contrasts, and probably no more so than in the American West. That fact was brought home to us yesterday in our drive from Williams, Arizona to Bakersfield, California. We left Williams, at almost 7,000 feet, about 9:30 in the morning, and before long we had begun to drop down […]

Technical Woes

 Posted by at 6:42 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 182010
 

We were up way too early again yesterday morning, a habit that I am going to start working very hard to break. But we had reservations at the Thousand Trails in Las Vegas, and the person I spoke to on the telephone there advised us to try to arrive mid to late morning for the […]

Mar 172010
 

Yesterday morning we left the Yuma County Fairgrounds, our home for the last several weeks, and drove 85 miles north on U.S. Highway 95 to Quartzsite, with Greg and Jan White following us in their American Eagle. They had never been to this part of Arizona, so I played tour guide on the handheld radio, […]

Jan 302010
 

After our long day trip to Yuma on Thursday, we didn’t feel much like going anywhere yesterday, so we spent the day doing administrative tasks. I think the only time either of us went outside was when I carried the trash down to the dumpster. Now that I had a better idea of the size […]

Lone Star State

 Posted by at 5:51 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 262009
 

Christmas morning we were up early again, and it was chilly enough that we really had to force ourselves out from under those warm covers. We really need to break this new habit of getting up so early! Mark and Sue Didelot were getting ready to go to a family Christmas celebration, and we wanted […]