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 […]

Rocky Mountain High

 Posted by at 3:37 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232013
 

Terry and I were both humming the tune to John Denver’s ode to the Colorado Rockies yesterday as we drove 110 miles west to Avon, in the heart of the state’s high mountain playground, to visit with her twin sons Casey and Cody and their families. The first views of the snowcapped mountains as you […]

Back To The Bus

 Posted by at 4:10 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172009
 

With only 33,000 miles on it, our 2002 Winnebago diesel pusher is like new in many ways. The previous owner kept in inside a heated barn most of the time, and only used it for vacations and short trips with the grandkids. Miss Terry and the other ladies who have seen it all agreed that […]

Not Our Crowd

 Posted by at 2:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232009
 

This is our last day vending at the FMCA rally, and though sales have not been what we had hoped for, they are about what we expected them to be. We have covered our expenses, and we have introduced a lot of people to the Gypsy Journal. Hopefully when they get back home or wherever […]

Jun 092009
 

We have been hearing all winter that with all of the RV factories closing down and taking their support businesses with them, Elkhart, Indiana has turned into a virtual ghost town. If you would believe the national news media (and who doesn’t take everything they say as gospel?), Elkhart’s streets are lined with empty storefronts […]

May 292009
 

Escapade is over, and are we tired! Standing around in a vending booth for eight hours a day may not seem like hard work, but believe me, it takes its toll. Poor Miss Terry has it much worse than me, because she gets stuck in the booth most of the time while I’m off visiting […]

Escapade Photos

 Posted by at 4:20 am  Nick's Blog
May 282009
 

I’m sure glad we moved into the Indoor Vendor area, because it was still raining when we went to bed last night! At least we are parked on the road. Almost everybody else here at Escapade is parked on grass, or what was grass before spinning tires churned it into mud. The local tow trucks […]

May 262009
 

Over the years whenever the subject of an online version of the Gypsy Journal came up, one comment I always made in favor of the printed version was that you can’t take your laptop computer to the bathroom with you. Well as it turns out, I was wrong! Longtime reader Joyce Space sent me this […]

May 232009
 

We have enjoyed our time here at the Higginsville, Missouri fairgrounds. Higginsville is a friendly little town, and everybody we have met in the stores, restaurants and post office has been friendly and made it a point to welcome us to their town. Yesterday evening we had dinner at the local Pizza Hut with Jim […]

May 222009
 

Several blog readers have written to ask what the status is on the Winnebago motorhome we looked at earlier this week. Thank you for your interest, but unfortunately, it’s not going to happen at this time. Our private financing fell through, so we’re back to square one. We’re very disappointed, but I guess it’s just […]