Four Pages To Go

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 032015
 

I have spent most of the last week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal and only have four pages to go before I send it off to the printer Sunday. I was hoping to get it wrapped up yesterday, but something went haywire with the layout about 9:30 PM and I worked […]

Aug 272015
 

When it comes to kite flying, the wind is your friend, unless you’re in a flat out hurricane. There are different models of kites that will fly in almost 0 wind conditions, and others that perform great in winds over 30 miles per hour. But that’s not the case when you’re an RVer. When you’re […]

Aug 232015
 

Terry and I want to thank everybody for their comments and e-mail input about the switch to an all digital Gypsy Journal. As expected, we had a few subscribers who were not happy with the decision, but after seeing our sample of the latest issue, several print subscribers said to switch them to digital now […]

The Time Has Come

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 222015
 

After months of discussion, exploring possible alternatives, debate, and heartache, we have come to the difficult decision to phase out the printed edition of the Gypsy Journal. As we have shared with our readers in the last few months, rising printing, and especially mailing, costs have reached the point that we are making less than […]

A Memorable Day

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 192015
 

Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day here on the Oregon coast, with temperatures in the mid 70s, lots of blue sky, and a steady wind blowing off the ocean. In short, a perfect day for kite flying! Terry Rowley, a member of the Kite Life forum, contacted me Friday night to say that he was […]

Jul 162015
 

Caution, flying sport kites is contagious and can be highly addictive. I know, because two years ago I did not own a kite, and then we went to the Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach and a fellow let me fly his dual line Prism Snapshot 1.9 speed foil. It took all of […]

Pawn Shops And Puppets

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042015
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my son Travis happy birthday today. Happy birthday “old man.” I hope you have a wonderful day. I love you. Terry likes opals, and a while back the stone fell out of her favorite opal ring, a vintage piece she really loves. So we’ve been hitting […]

They Were Hot N Juicy!

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
May 292015
 

I do most of my writing at night when there are fewer interruptions, so we seldom get to bed before 2 a.m., and 3 is not uncommon. So when the telephone rang at 6 a.m. yesterday morning I was not pleased. Especially since it was somebody trying to sell me something. Usually I turn the […]

Not A Clue

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
May 092015
 

Before we started fulltiming I was into classic cars and had several. One was a beautiful customized 1958 Chevy pickup that had won trophies in a lot of car shows. I wanted to put new tires on it and took it to Big O and they told me it would be about three hours. So […]

I Hate Everything!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 152015
 

Okay, I don’t hate you, but I hate everything else! Especially the dweebs that invented computers and the internet in the first place. It took me over two hours to get Tuesday’s blog to load. Every time I tried to publish it the photos disappeared and everything became one long paragraph with no breaks between […]