Jun 262013
 

We had planned to leave the Westminster Elks lodge today and start the 350 mile trip to Gillette, Wyoming for Escapade. But then we asked ourselves if we would be better off to hang out here another day and get some of our camp guides printed out, and then leave Thursday instead. However, even though […]

Spruce Goose

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 282011
 

One of the great things about our job is the really neat things we get to do, all in the name of work. Yesterday, we had a real adventure. We left the Long Beach Thousand Trails and drove 120 miles to the excellent Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, in McMinnville, Oregon. The museum has an […]

We Like Coarsegold!

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
May 162011
 

We had a windy night at the Arabian RV Oasis in Boron, California, but fortunately, by early morning it had calmed down. We needed to get to the Escapees Park of the Sierras in Coarsegold before noon, or else we would have to dry camp overnight. So I staggered out of  bed by 6:30 a.m., […]

It’s Early Bird Day!

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062011
 

Well, all of the weeks of planning and preparation are behind us, and today is the day the Early Birds arrive at the Yuma Fairgrounds for our Fifth Annual Western Gypsy Gathering RV Rally! We know we have a long, hard day ahead of us, but at least the weatherman is not predicting the severe […]

Apr 132010
 

As I reported in a previous blog entry Caught In A Dust Storm, on Monday of last week we drove from Williams, Arizona to Juniper Ridge RV Resort  in Show Low, Arizona. On Interstate 40, between Meteor Crater and Winslow, we ran into the worst dust storm I had ever been in. Soon after we […]

Rally Recap

 Posted by at 7:09 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162010
 

We had 221 RVs at the rally, and nearly 300 people who are staying in local RV parks here in Yuma came in on day passes. That’s a pretty good turnout, and we were very pleased with the numbers. In looking over the feedback forms and the e-mails we have received about the rally, we see […]

How Dare They!

 Posted by at 6:56 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 152010
 

There is an ongoing thread on the Escapees Forum about the fact that Flying J truck stops are now charging RVers $5 to dump their holding tanks. Some of the people who have commented about Flying J’s new policy, as well as some who have written to me about it, are really ticked off, calling […]

Feb 192010
 

Yesterday morning, after dropping the last of the new issue off at the post office, we drove 110 miles south to Tucson to visit my cousin Beverly McKiddy. My parents and all of my siblings passed away years ago, and except for my two kids and my two granddaughters, the only blood relatives that I have […]

Jan 072010
 

For a week or so now, we have been up early every morning, and that’s a habit we really need to break. It’s ruining my bad reputation.  We left the Escapees Dreamcatcher RV Park in Deming, New Mexico a little after 9 a.m. and drove west on Interstate 10 to Lordsburg, where we stopped at […]

Jan 032010
 

We wanted to be on the road by about 9 a.m. yesterday, but that didn’t happen. We were up early, and Miss Terry got the inside of our Winnebago ready for the road, while I made a stop at the dumpster, and then went up to the office at the Thousand Trails campground to tell […]